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Top line: The Food and Drug Administration would see a cut from $2.74 billion to $1.89 billion.

Despite the bleak outlook offered by Democrats and anti-Trump political pundits who oppose nearly any spending cuts, the fact remains that Republicans must take ownership of this budget and follow through on years of promises to make the "tough choices" that so many of our representatives in Congress campaigned on.

It falls to a Congress that holds the purse strings to reject Mr. Trump's reckless budget and produce a responsible one that doesn't balance the books on fantasy, or the backs of the poor.

While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

"The Medicaid cuts being proposed by Republicans and Donald Trump are not only unconscionable but also represent a monumental lie to all of America - particularly Trump voters - who were told that Medicaid cuts would not happen if he was elected", he said in a statement. The more states spend on the program, the more the federal government reimburses them.

The budget is getting a low-key unveiling with the president traveling overseas.

Go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/taxpayers-first to read the president's proposed budget.

Warren pointed to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis that found the House-passed AHCA would cut $834 billion from Medicaid and leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to the Affordable Care Act - a law under which she argued the uninsured rate for veterans decreased by almost 40 percent. He promised not to cut Medicare, and initially, Medicaid as well.

They point in a direction supported by many of Mr. Trump's followers, but practical politics will likely restore numerous cuts and lead to increases in Mr. Trump's spending plan.

Similarly, Rep. Mark Sanford, R-South Carolina said, "I'm not seeing how you get there mathematically". The FY 2018 budget provides $5.1 billion for Health Centers, which includes an additional $3.6 billion in new mandatory resources between FY 2018 and 2019.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the economy will expand on average 1.8 percent annually over the next decade - in sharp contrast to the Trump administration.

"It's a big impact", said Riley. Payments to states would be capped and the states, through their governors, would have more leeway in managing the program.

More than half the states now cover children above the administration's proposed cutoff, Riley said.

Mulvaney defended the budget and the more-than-rosy assumptions that he made to get the budget to balance in a decade.

But an AP Fact Check shows that by any conventional measure, Medicaid is on the chopping block. It may be considered political suicide to reduce spending and balance the budget within 10 years, but isn't it economic suicide if we continue on the present course?

But the budget does feature a major domestic initiative - a six-week paid parental leave program headed by Ivanka Trump that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance, at a projected cost of $25 billion over the next 10 years.

If they cannot agree on a budget, Trump's promised "biggest tax cut" in history would be doomed.Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on 3 percent growth projections that most economists view as overly optimistic but also a variety of accounting gimmicks, including an nearly $600 billion peace dividend from winding down overseas military operations and assuming that overhauling the tax code in a way that provides no net tax cuts would spark that growth and generate more than $2 trillion in higher revenues."I think for years and years we've simply looked at a budget in terms of the folks who are on the back end of the programs, the recipients of the taxpayer money, and we haven't spent almost enough time focusing our attention on the people who pay the taxes", he told reporters at the White House.South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford told White House budget director Mick Mulvaney that Trump's budget "presumes a Goldilocks economy" that never goes into recession.NY gets about $3.6 billion in federal aid each year.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney warned lawmakers on Wednesday that they may have to vote to increase the government's borrowing authority sooner than previously thought.

But Democrats on the committee slammed the administration, and charged that much of the cuts would rip apart the nation's "social safety net".

The plan also does not slash Meals On Wheels, said Mulvaney. Sen. Ron Wyden of OR, ranking Democrat on the committee that oversees health care financing.


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