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What’s in the Trump budget?
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What’s in the Trump budget?

The administration calls for directing $17 billion to fight and address the scourge of opioid addiction, which Trump labeled a national health emergency in October.
This includes funding for traditional efforts, such as grants and Medicare funding for treatment programs.
The outline includes an $18 billion request to fund construction of a border wall, including $1.6 billion for “approximately 65 miles of border wall in south Texas.”
The administration is also asking for funding for technology improvements to make the immigration system more efficient.
The proposal also calls for states to create paid family leave programs similar to the unemployment insurance system.
The proposal calls for a fairly substantial overhaul of the Education Department’s student loan programs, including consolidating the increasingly common income-based repayment plans into a single program.
It also proposed changes to aid programs for low-income students, such as turning the Federal Work Study program into a job training initiative.
The proposal outlines how several government departments are focusing resources and time on fossil fuel programs, largely at the expense of renewable energy and climate change programs.
The Defense Department is asking for a major boost in military spending for 2019, requesting Congress approve a budget of $686 billion — one of the largest in its history.
The Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, provides funding to organizations like Meals on Wheels; the program received an outpouring of support last year when the administration also proposed eliminating CDBG.

President Trump’s Budget Would Add $7.2 Trillion in Federal Deficits Over 10 Years
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President Trump’s Budget Would Add $7.2 Trillion in Federal Deficits Over 10 Years

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.
Tax revenue would plummet by $3.7 trillion over the 2018-27 decade, the budget projects.
The spending spree, along with last year’s tax cuts, has the deficit moving sharply higher with Republicans in control of Washington.
Trump’s plan sees a 2019 deficit of $984 billion, though $1.2 trillion is more plausible after last week’s budget pact and $90 billion worth of disaster aid is tacked on.
That’s more than double the 2019 deficit the administration promised last year.
All told, the new budget sees accumulating deficits of $7.2 trillion over the coming decade; Trump’s plan last year projected a 10-year shortfall of $3.2 trillion.
The 2019 budget was originally designed to double down on last year’s proposals to slash foreign aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, home heating assistance and other nondefense programs funded by Congress each year.
“A lot of presidents’ budgets are ignored.
“In fact, Congress passed a law last week that basically undid the budget before it was even submitted.” In a preview of Monday’s release, the White House on Sunday focused on Trump’s $1.5 trillion plan for the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
The White House is putting focus this year on Trump’s long-overdue plan to boost spending on the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Why Do Republicans Hate America?
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Why Do Republicans Hate America?

Why do Republicans hate America?
The Republicans’ first try at demolishing the economy as if it were nothing but an old abandoned building was their reckless attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act, which housed and protected millions of American citizens.
Forty-nine million are on Medicare, estimated to increase to 64 million by 2020.
Imagine what an aging America will look like just a few years into the future with no Social Security, no Medicare and no Medicaid.
Not satisfied with their own multi-pronged attack on the social fabric and safety net of the nation they claim to love, the Republicans have also let a foreign government attack the United States.
They have lied to the American people about so-called rampant voter fraud so that they could deny millions of citizens the constitutional right to vote.
It only took a year under the GOP’s stranglehold for the global respect in which the U.S. was held to plummet from No.
Jeff Flake has warned of impending doom, but his rhetoric of resistance has little correlation to his actions.
Their lies about love of country put them in power.
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New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’
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New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

Now, in an 11th-hour effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the party has come up with a way to repackage the funding for the law it loathes into a trillion-dollar pot of state grants.
It dismantles the Medicaid expansion and the system of subsidies to help people afford insurance.
After the Affordable Care Act became law, Gov.
“The early gains from the redistribution will take a nose-dive 10 years out and we will lose billions,” he said.
It goes farther than previous Senate proposals, and a bill passed by the House in May, by eliminating the expansion of Medicaid set up by the Affordable Care Act, which has extended the program’s coverage to 11 million more lower-income people, and putting the money into block grants starting in 2020.
The states could use that money for a variety of health care expenses, including creating high-risk pools to cover particularly expensive patients, to create a health care exchange run by the state, or to subsidize the cost of premiums or out of pocket costs for people with private insurance.
The federal government shares the cost of Medicaid with states, and has traditionally paid between 50 and 75 percent of the costs, with poor states receiving more money.
People could sign up for a plan and see the price skyrocket if they developed a potentially serious condition like cancer, said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser foundation.
Instead of setting up their own website so people can shop for a plan, the state could use the money to set up high-risk insurance pools for people with expensive chronic conditions or pay hospitals and doctors directly for care.

Lindsey Graham Is No Conservative, He Just Wants Your Money
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Lindsey Graham Is No Conservative, He Just Wants Your Money

Lindsey Graham can scream all he wants about being a small government conservative, but he is a Marxist, plain and simple.
Hidden behind the rhetoric of small government conservatism is a simple money grab.
What South Carolina does want―and what Graham proposes to deliver―is California’s money.
Per capita federal income tax contributionsfrom taxpayers in New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland range from $10,400 to $15,900, in stark comparison to the $4,900 that South Carolinians kick in on a per capita basis.
Lindsay Graham is no small government conservative. A small government conservative would propose legislation eliminating or cutting back on Medicaid, and call on states to make their own choices and use their own funds to support whatever government intervention in healthcare markets they deem to be appropriate.
To a greater degree than even its most ardent supporters might have dreamed, the ensuing implementation of the progressive federal income tax created a massive inter-state welfare system that has been in force for the better part of the past century, raising money from wealthier states like New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland and shipping that money off to what are now red states like Graham’s home of South Carolina. Graham knows exactly what he is doing, and there is nothing small government or conservative about it: his is part of the long, honored tradition the southern Democratic Party.
The irony is that Democrats in New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland no doubt support the notion of a progressive federal income tax, while those in South Carolina no doubt oppose it. Lindsay Graham understands the irony of the situation all too well, he is a part of a tradition that might hate taxes, but they love money.

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Is Most Far-Reaching
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Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Is Most Far-Reaching

It dismantles the Medicaid expansion and the system of subsidies to help people afford insurance.
Arkansas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, and would lose roughly $6 billion under the bill, but Governor Hutchinson supports the legislation nonetheless.
After the Affordable Care Act became law, Gov.
“The early gains from the redistribution will take a nose-dive 10 years out and we will lose billions,” he said.
It goes farther than previous Senate proposals, and a bill passed by the House in May, by eliminating the expansion of Medicaid set up by the Affordable Care Act, which has extended the program’s coverage to 11 million more lower-income people, and putting the money into block grants starting in 2020.
The states could use that money for a variety of health care expenses, including creating high-risk pools to cover particularly expensive patients, to create a health care exchange run by the state, or to subsidize the cost of premiums or out of pocket costs for people with private insurance.
The federal government shares the cost of Medicaid with states, and has traditionally paid between 50 and 75 percent of the costs, with poor states receiving more money.
People could sign up for a plan and see the price skyrocket if they developed a potentially serious condition like cancer, said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser foundation.
Instead of setting up their own website so people can shop for a plan, the state could use the money to set up high-risk insurance pools for people with expensive chronic conditions or pay hospitals and doctors directly for care.