Today President Trump approved a budget outline to increase defense spending by $54 billion dollars which were a campaign promise. However, to offset these costs the Trump Administration is going to slash the EPA. On Monday during a speech to the nation’s governors the President commented on the increase:
“This budget will be a public safety and national security budget, very much based on those two with plenty of other things but very strong,” Trump said Monday. “And it will include a historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.”
According to the President, more details regarding this spending increase will be disclosed tomorrow evening during Mr. Trump’s congressional address. As of now, the White House claims that the proposal is a $54 billion increase in defense and an equal cut in non-defense agencies specifically the EPA and some of said the Department of State as well.
President Trump stated that the budget is to “keep America first” and some of the areas that will also be cut is foreign aid. The goal of the budget is to keep American tax dollars in America. In his statement today the President said:
“We can do so much more with the money we spend,” Trump said. “With $20 trillion in debt, can you imagine that the government must learn to tighten its belt, something families all across the country have had to learn to do, unfortunately.”
The budget will be finalized and sent to congress later in the month of March. During the Presidents speech on Monday, the repeal/replace of Obamacare must come first. President Trump rationalized the increase of spending is to build our depleted military and to fight wars to win them. The month of March is going to be a pivotal month for Republicans as health care and tax cuts come to the forefront.
Source: Fox News