President Trump plans to seek what he’s calling a “historic” $54 billion increase in defense spending, while pursuing cuts elsewhere in the federal government, as part of his upcoming budget plan.
White House budget officials announced the proposed military spending boost Monday morning, saying the president will seek a commensurate reduction in spending across other federal agencies. Minutes later, Trump previewed the move while addressing the nation’s governors at the White House.
“This budget will be a public safety and national security budget,” Trump said. He said the plan would include a “historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military.”
The president reiterated that he wants to better prepare the military to not only deter war but win wars when called to fight.
“We’ve got to win or don’t fight it at all,” Trump said.
This is where I start to panic. I did not vote for Romney/Ryan for just this reason, and it sounds like Ryan wants to move slower than Trump on budget cuts. My hope was Trump was closer to a Kasich, moderate kind of government spender, Rockefeller Republican. I hate this across the board gutting of government programs - to this degree; it benefits the military, big business, hurts the poor, middle class. Everything the left says. :o
The problem is I am still more uncomfortable with the left, simply because it is so extreme and anti-American, dangerous in terms of governing. I think America and the bloated government after 8 years of Obama can survive this. But it would appear that we have the extremists in both parties in control, not just the left.
I predict if Trump successfully pushes extreme budget cuts to government programs, knocks out healthcare for millions by gutting Obamacare in some new bare bones cheapo plan, the Democrats will kill us in the midterms and take back the White House easily in four years. And look out you Christians. At least you’ll have healthcare and healthy air and water - from your jail cell.