Trump budget to boost defense spending by $54B

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February 27, 2017

Donald TrumpThe Trump administration is proposing a budget it says will increase defense spending by $54 billion and cut non-defense spending by the same amount.

The White House is sending a topline budget proposal reflecting those figures to federal agencies on Monday afternoon, according to an Office of Management and Budget official.

The official provided no specific details during a call with reporters about the rest of the budget, including the baseline figure being used for the cuts or over what period they would be made.

“Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result,” the official said, with cuts falling most heavily on “lower priority” programs as well as foreign aid.

41 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • dmttbt says:

    I will agree with that as long as it is noted what and how much goes where. Money in washington seems to disappear quickly.

  • RICARDO says:

    A modern military probably needs far fewer to maintain national security and although I am a strong conservative, I would not provide hugh added budget dollars to the programs, which are often full of waste. Moreover, what sense does it make to pay someone for 20 years, then they retire on benefits for the next 30 or 40 years.

  • Jean Langford M. says:

    DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE 54 BILLION BOOST TO THE OVER 600 BILLION “DOD” BUDGET…PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FINDING SAVINGS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS TO FINANCE IT THROUGH DESCRETIONARY SPENDING AND: AGENCIE BUDGET CUTS, ELIMIATION OF ILLEGALS ON WELFARE (12 BILLION SAVINGS), ELIMINATION OF REFUGEES ADMITED TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MAYBE MEDICAID REDUCTION SPENDING DEPENDING ON THE STATES GOVERNORS AND THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS… FORGEIN AID TO ENEMY STATES LIKE IRAN ETC, “UN” REDUCTIONS IN THAT STIPEND, ELIMINATION OF 60,000 GOVERNMENT JOBS (20% OF 300,000 JOBS). RE-NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS WITH “DOD” AND MANY MORE “AGENCIES” ASSOCIATED WITH GOVERNMENT (750 MILLION ALONE SAVED ON THE F-35 AND F-22 RAPTOR CONTRACTS SAVED.), ELIMINATION OF PAYMENTS TO FUND FORGEIN PROGRAMS (ABORTION ETC), CANCELLATION OF TREATIES THAT REQUIRE (IN EFFECT BRIBE MONEY) MONEY PAYMENTS..AND MUCH, MUCH MORE….ELIMINATION OR SEVER REDUCTION OF AGENCIES LIKE THE “IRS” MILITARY WING AND SALE OF THOSE MILITARY ASSETS OR TRANSFER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT…SAME GOES WITH THE “EPA,” FEMA. THE REDUCTION OF ILLEGAL IMMAGRANTS AT HOLDING CENTERS AND THE ASSOCIATED COSTS OF HOUSING, FOOD ETC. ELIMINATION OF FUNDING FOR THE ARTS, PUBLIC BROADCASTING, AND “OMB” OVERSIGHT COMMITTIES THAT ARE ANSWERABLE “TO NO ONE” AND “SET THEIR OWN SALARIES” WHICH RUN INTO THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WHICH IS ALSO INSANE AND LOONEYTOONES…AND ASININE..WHO THE HELL SETS THEIR OWN SALARIES ??? NOT EVEN LEGITIMETE “CEO’S” CAN DO THAT….AND WE HAVE A AGENCIE IN GOVERNMENT THAT DOES EXACTLY THAT ??? LUDICROUS !!! NUTS!!! ALSO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOUND BY “ICE” AND OTHER FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN “DRUG MONEY.” STILL THERE IS MUCH, MUCH, MORE…

  • JBGabriel@aol.com says:

    I heard that Melania Trump is leading by example and is cutting a number of the 20+ assistants Moochelle Obama had on her staff. Five to ten assistants on Melania’s staff should be plenty. After all, she is not the elected official, her husband is. As President Coolidge so pithily noted:

    “If you at times grow weary of the constant stress put on economy, you will see that something more is involved than can be measured in dollars and cents. The spirit of real constructive economy is something higher and nobler. It does not imply so much a limitation as an attempt to be free from limitation. It does not contemplate curtailing ample supplies for worthy purposes and real needs, but it is the enemy of waste and the ally of orderly procedure. It is an attempt to increase and enlarge the scope of the individual and the life of the nation.”

  • maxx says:

    Take the money out of our payments to the UN and what we pay to defend Japan and many other countries like in NATO. These people use their money for domestic spending because they don’t need to spend money on defense. It’s time they pay the piper.

    1. Retired says:

      The UN is a bigger problem than NATO .UN = NWO

    2. JBGabriel@aol.com says:

      Drain the swamp at the United Nations!

      1. Retired says:

        Kick them out of the US , Period . UN = NWO

  • Tiger says:

    Listen to this people listen as he says he will take out our military, our nukes and deal with enemies My God how did anyone vote for this savage?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRGru2CPC4E

  • Peter Pihun says:

    At least triple the defense budget to start.

    1. Retired says:

      Get rid of the Pentagon and their bed fellows Government contractors.

    2. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      money directly to Veteran Health care services- not VA organizational budget

      1. Retired says:

        The VA needs a good house cleaning from the top down and replace them with health care workers at the hospitals and clinics. first step is take the doors off of the offices .

  • Tiger says:

    O took our military down but should not have been a surprise to anyone. In one speech alone in 2008 he made it clear he intended to take the military down, take down our nukes and talk to our enemies and build a civilian army bigger than our military and with the billions he spent on illegals and Muslims he accomplished that also.

    1. ArcticGrayling says:

      He’s a nigger.

      They never do anything constructive.

      1. Tiger says:

        He is a Muslim. Fathers Muslim.

        1. gvette says:

          True. A Muslim nigger! Full title. Gay Muslim nigger!.

          1. gvette says:

            Just the facts Tiger, just the facts! Oh hey, did you see the one where France want O to run their country?

          2. Tiger says:

            Oh good grief I look to the European news daily and missed that. They can have him.

            Take a look at this. Assange at it and going to tear Hillary a new one.

            Please pass it on.

            http://undergroundnewsreport.com/the-truth/wikileaks-assange-new-clinton-emails-bizarre-truly-evil/

          3. gvette says:

            I’m sure it’s not true, Tiger. I didn’t check the feed, to see where it came from. It was just funny! Most countrys in Europe are broke! Hell, they couldn’t afford his vacations!

          4. dmttbt says:

            We couldn’t either but that didn’t stop anything. Our senate and congress repeatedly spends more than we have. We have a 23 trillion dollar deficit but that doesn’t hold us back. The housing market in Nashville Tn. and I suppose the rest of the country has broken all laws of finance. They are tearing down 30,000.00 dollar houses and building 435,000.00 houses. Which means I can’t afford to live in my own neighborhood. I have a son and daughter in law who are going to buy their 1st house at 339,00.00. They can’t pay for it but that doesn’t stop anything. This is buying on the boom end. The houses are selling as fast as they come out for sale. You start out bidding as high above the asking price and hope you get it. That puts everyone in a buying frenzy. They are all worried they will be left out with no house. When they can’t pay for it that is when the bust starts.

          5. gvette says:

            Well, that’s what trump is trying to stop. As for the housing bubble, if you remember back, that was done in Clintons day, and it blew up during Bushes time. Bush, of course getting the blame! Some never learn.

        2. dmttbt says:

          He is a communist and sao were his parents and grand parents.

          1. Tiger says:

            Plus a Communist.

    2. maxx says:

      That should be enough to try him for treason. Protecting American citizens is the presidents “FIRST PRIORITY”. He did the opposite by decimating our military and allowing Clinton to sell our uranium resources to Russia. That should be her crime for punishment.

      1. Tiger says:

        It is my friend for anyone but Obama right now. Going to have to wait til the country slows down with the hate because if they went after O and H now imagine what would happen. But my guess it is coming.

        1. Retired says:

          Lots of cities would be lit up and Smoldering for weeks

          1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

            We the people shouldn’t have to rebuild them. If they destroy it, they can fund raise to rebuild or live in the pigsty they created!

          2. Retired says:

            That is why a Democrat controlled city is chosen , because democrats will rebuild with our Tax Dollars.

          3. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

            We need to withhold those funds. If a city is intentionally destroyed by means of civil disobedience than ZERO federal dollars should help rebuild it. If some place is damaged by Natural disaster/act of God-then our tax money should be given to aid. Act of war- rebuild. willful tantrums thrown by Dem/prog/commie- let them FUND themselves! NO tax money. NO bond money!

          4. Retired says:

            I Agree with that , the problem is that in WDC congress will add a rider to a bill getting the funds [ called Pork ] .

          5. Tiger says:

            Wait til you see the fiasco planned for tonight in Congress and they should not have allowed the dems to put others in their seats. They know it would be bad.

          6. Retired says:

            I am sure there will be a circus of interuptions and I hope they have enough security to escort them out . It just shows how ill many in congress are . Time to Investigate Soros and his ties to those creating havoc .Arrest the turd and no bail until he talks. A trip to Gitmo would be in order .

    3. dmttbt says:

      Don’t you know that a crowd of young people and even middle aged people are all for whatever is not in place already. He said change and he changed things but not for the better. If Europe is trying to get obama to ruin I mean run their country and almost all the places there are already broke, that leaves nothing for him to do. I do agree they should take him because we sure as don’t.

      1. Tiger says:

        They don’t want him, his last visit to Europe was met with riots in every country. It is just Left hoopla. I read the international news daily they are ridding themselves from the likes of O.

        1. dmttbt says:

          That is great news. However they need to rid themselves of the islamic a holes.

          1. Tiger says:

            They are trying. Merkel is out. The Germans hate her. She finally had to admit Islamic terrorism greatest threat to Germany.

    4. dmttbt says:

      And it is like we didn’t see it coming. I would say how blind can we be but with all the BS and Sessions that would be hard to answer. IS THIS LIKE THE PAPERS THAT WERE SUBPOENAED FROM BILLY AND hILLY AND THEY COULDN’T BE LOCATED AND TWO YEARS LATER THEY FOUND THEM LAYING ON A TABLE OR SOME EQUALLY STUPID STORY.

      1. Tiger says:

        Speaking of hidden papers, Trump needs to get to the Fast and Furious documents O put under Executive privilege along with bin laden documents.

        Good video here explains what they ALMOST accomplished in America.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqSV72VNnV0

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