The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency HQ, Washington D.C.: President Trump’s
4.8 trillion dollar budget proposes a reduction of 26% in EPA funding.
by Mary Foran
Trump’s 4.8 Trillion dollar budget was released recently in which he made deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, according to the New York Times reporters.
The proposal includes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency budget, which would face a “26 percent reduction in funding and the elimination of 50 programs that Mr. Trump deemed ‘wasteful’ or duplicative…It does not mention climate change.”
Mr. Trump was quoted as saying his budget was an attempt to “put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course.”
The budget includes large amounts of new military spending: $3.2 Billion to develop high-speed weapons capabilities and $18 billion for the U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. Armed Forces created on the 26th of December 2019.
Mr. Trump’s budget foresees wiping out the deficit by 2035, if economic indicators remain stable.
In other news, the Democrats have been fighting it out in preliminary caucuses in various states, with Socialist-Democrat Bernie Sanders leading the polls, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg coming close on his heels in Iowa and New Hampshire. Senator Amy Klobuchar came in third and former vice-president Joe Biden came in fourth, with former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg not even running in the caucuses although he has spent millions on ad campaigns.
Sanders is recovering from a recent heart attack and Buttigieg is suffering from some discrimination among voters because he is gay, although he has a wide following. Bloomberg is considered the antithesis of Trump in the Billionaire category because of his stands on Climate Change, Gun Safety and Health Care.
There are others in the race still, but they did not get the votes in the caucuses to get on the delegates board.
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U.S. Space Force seal, PD
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