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House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Food Stamps By
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint that elicited criticism from conservatives...
UN: Budget Shortfall Threatens Aid To Syria’s 6 Million At-Risk Children By
The U.N. children’s agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states. UNICEF said the $220 million budget gap to its Syria relief programs is...
66 Programs That The 2018 Trump Budget Will Eliminate By
President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion.   As The Hill reports, some of the programs would receive funding for 2018 as part of a phasing-out plan. Here are the programs the administration...
Trump Budget Includes Huge Cuts To Food Stamps & Billions For Border Wall By
President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out...
Trump Admin Has Enough Money For Just Seven Miles Of Border Wall By
During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials delivered the startling news this week at...
Over Two Decades, The Pentagon Has Lost $10 Trillion By
Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10-trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, really knows where it went or on what it was spent. Even though audits of all federal...
Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War By
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its...
The US Military Machine Summed Up In An Infograph By
Trump’s budget for 2018, proposes cutting lots of stuff, from the EPA to the NEA and even small cuts at NASA.  One of the few departments that will not see any cuts was the US Department of Defense. In 2015, Politico estimated that there are 800 U.S. bases abroad. The...
Trump’s Budget Reveals That You’re Paying For His Wall — Twice By
“We’re going to build a big, beautiful wall — and Mexico is gonna pay for it,” was one of Donald Trump’s campaign mantras. However, as Americans who don’t have political short-term memory loss will remember, politicians break promises once they’re elected....
Trump’s Historically Brutal Budget Eliminates 19 Federal Agencies, Boosts Military By
Ahead of its formal release Thursday, the White House unveiled key details about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal which would gut key departments, going as far to entirely eliminate 19 federal agencies, all in the name of boosting military spending...