Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts

A day after the budget's release, a handful of senior administration officials fanned out on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, facing tough questions from Democrats opposed to the blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year and Republicans skeptical about the administration's math.

He started Affordable Housing Online about 15 years ago, and said Tuesday during a telephone interview from Salisbury, Md., that advocates of public housing have to speak up in light of the proposed HUD cuts. The administration says it will reduce corporate tax rates to 15 percent and lower the top individual rate to 35 percent, but it doesn't say what loopholes and deductions it would end to offset the revenue loss.

Donald Trump's budget plan depends on a level of economic growth rarely seen so far this century.

The real problems are Social Security and Medicare, which are trimmed slightly in Trump's budget, but not enough.

"They need to have it", he said. He says Congress may soon hear from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) about a change in the deadline to raise the debt ceiling.

The administration has privately informed GOP leaders that it would like Congress to act before the annual August recess. Trump's plan calls for an additional $25 billion in defense spending for next fiscal year, following a similar bump in the current budget.

The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big victor.

The net effect on interest rates would be complex, hinging on whether government deficits do in fact decline as the administration contends - a fact that would offset the higher cost of issuing new bonds - and how the higher interest rate environment affects economic growth.

-Border security: The proposal includes $2.6 billion for border security technology, including money to design and build a wall along the southern border.

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After a season of mixed emotions, Man United will be more than happy tonight, as they lifted their third trophy of the season. The win can also be seen as a sign that United may finally be recovering from the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Rep. Mark Meadows, Republican-North Carolina and the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said that was the right starting point. "I am shocked that you could not provide one example of discrimination" that warrants federal intervention, Clark said.

DeVos says school choice gives parents and children education opportunities regardless of their income, zip code and race.

Lowey said she anxious that Kelly didn't fully understand how important that money is to local jurisdictions, including New York City. "As the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, I will work in a bipartisan way to ensure that we find consensus to hold the line on these critical investments in this growth industry to create good jobs in OH and reduce pollution".

New York's polarized congressional delegation generally finds little upon which to agree, but lawmakers stumbled on a rare sweet spot Tuesday in common criticism of President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget.

Mr Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went "line by line" through the federal budget and asked "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?"

But to achieve balance, Trump is seeking sharp cuts in a variety of programs for the poor from Medicaid to food stamps and disability payments. Social Security disability in particular could be adjusted to help people return to work sooner, without losing needed cash aid. Trump left those big retirement programs alone in this year's effort.

Though the two plans will undoubtedly differ in certain areas-the president's budget includes infrastructure and paid parental leave proposals that aren't guaranteed to be taken up by the House-both will seek deep cuts to programs helping vulnerable citizens while calling for enormous tax cuts for the wealthy.

"What Trumponomics is and what this budget is a part of, is trying to get to sustained 3 percent economic growth in this country again", White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in a briefing with reporters on Monday.

According to budget tables released by the administration, Trump's plan cuts nearly $3.6 trillion from an array of benefit programs, domestic agencies and war spending over the coming decade - an nearly 8 percent cut - including repealing and replacing Obama's health law, cutting Medicaid, eliminating student loan subsidies, sharply slashing food stamps, and cutting $95 billion in highway formula funding for the states.

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