"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe". On both immigration and terrorism, a majority of Trump supporters in 2016 thought a Trump presidency would coincide with the country being in a lot better shape on those issues. Nor does he propose adding $200 billion to the deficit by borrowing the money, as will be done to finance the recently approved tax cut and federal spending increases.
Others proposal are either inadequate or indefensible.
Trump's comments were in response to criticism from Sen. Oh, and after promising senior citizens he wouldn't cut Medicare during his campaign, his budget proposals mask some $550 billion in Medicare cuts.
President Trump described his $200 billion infrastructure proposal as just the opening gambit in a bipartisan process on Tuesday, suggesting that he's open to a bigger price tag or a different funding mix to upgrade the nation's transportation and public buildings. Republican Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo said that while he is "encouraged by his prioritizing of our national infrastructure", the exact amount of spending "still needs to be negotiated and studied". They'll send in their product, and we won't charge them anything. It dangles all the tasty items conservatives like without the austerity they've claimed as one of their guiding principles.
Meanwhile, experts say the budget would add almost one trillion dollars to the national deficit, and will likely be overhauled before it passes congress. Many Democrats, meanwhile, want more federal dollars to be used on infrastructure. "It would also have capped patient out-of-pocket costs in Affordable Care Act-regulated plans at $250 per month for an individual or $500 per month for a family". With customary modesty, the White House calls it "the most comprehensive infrastructure bill in our Nation's history".
Although American Public Transportation Association (APTA) officials commended Trump's commitment to strengthening American infrastructure, they opposed the administration's proposed "deep cuts" in federal programs that fund public transit infrastructure.
"The president also knows that one of the most important jobs he has is protecting this country; therefore, the need for rebuilding our military that had been ignored for so long, infrastructure, focusing on defeating the opioids crisis, and a border wall", she said. It would also charge trillions of dollars in new debt to the account of future Americans.
The White House budget would funnel $15.1 billion - or $2 billion more than current year spending - to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a division of the Department of Energy that oversees nuclear weapons work at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico. His plan is all gleam, no grit.