Trump’s budget praised, panned by state lawmakers


Trump’s budget praised, panned by state lawmakers

And so, with the “compassionate” goal of making the poor a little less comfortable and a little more motivated, this budget savages almost every anti-poverty program you can imagine.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
Some major government healthcare programs were not mentioned in the White House budget documents, including the CDC and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ overall healthcare system, although the administration did propose an increase of some $28 billion over 10 years in the VA’s “Choice Program” that …

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