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"They are extreme to a level that is malicious - a level that is meant to do harm". Meanwhile, Trump requested $8.6 billion in 2020 to help build the wall along the US's border with Mexico he's long lobbied for, despite the fact that Congress already denied his demand for $5.7 billion for that project.

"We believe that every budget is an opportunity to put forward our vision for the next 10 years", said acting budget director Russell Vought.

His budget reduces spending in Medicare, a federal health program for the elderly, by $845 billion over 10 years, from current law.

The Trump administration's 2020 budget blueprint released yesterday is bad news for U.S. science agencies - but on past experience not unexpected.

"Dangerous", not serious, a "sham", they said. "Voters always want to know, 'What have you done for me lately?' If he doesn't paint a picture of what his second term will look like, then the Democrats will do it for him". Trading Medicare and Medicaid for tax breaks?

"The room to maneuver is shrinking because the vast majority of US government spending goes toward entitlements and not discretionary spending", wrote Torsten Slok, chief global economist at Deutsche Bank in a note to clients that included the chart below. I'm excited about the teacher voucher program included in this budget that not only provides much needed freedom and flexibility for teachers, but also respects them as the professionals they are. The administration's figure includes the shifting of two programs out of Medicare's budget, as well as some indirect cost savings.

Aides point to Trump's cautious embrace of a family medical leave policy pushed by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, as the sort of proposal Trump's team should spend more time developing ahead of 2020.

President Donald Trump attends a meeting Thursday in the Oval Office at the White House. "He hasn't proposed what he advocated for as a candidate?"

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Police said she told them that "Patterson made it clear that nobody was to know she was there or bad things would happen to her". KARE 11 reported that Patterson claimed he'd never confided in anyone about his crimes and swore his family was unaware.

"I've got to acknowledge up front that Congress and the administration have not been synced up, or on the same page, around the total funding number for the department", Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy, said on a call with reporters Monday. Back when Trump still had that new president smell - and control of both Houses in Congress, ' tweeted Ben Corb, a spokesperson for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Committee for a Responsible Budget said Trump's budget would add $10.5 trillion to the debt over a decade, and criticized the White House for what it called a "fantasy assumption" of 3 percent economic growth over that timeframe.

"I look forward to working with Congress to pass a budget that truly puts the needs of students, parents, teachers and local leaders first, because it is my honest belief that if we give them the freedom to break free from the one-size-fits-all 'school system, ' we will truly begin to unleash our nation's full potential".

"The administration's long-term vision would only widen the chasm". In the fiscal year 2017, $341 million were allocated for 64 km of the wall, and $1.375 billion were given for 82 miles (132 km) of the wall in 2018. "This is the process that is not on autopilot".

Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation took issue this week with President Donald Trump's newly unveiled $4.7 trillion budget plan for 2020, arguing that its proposed border wall spending and cuts to domestic programs offer a "very clear picture of where (his) values lie".

Tax cuts have been a priority for the Republican White House and Congress in recent years, rather than deficit reduction.

Second, Social Security and Medicare are starting their rapid growth so many budget experts have been warning about for years, making it even more hard to bring the budget into balance.

When asked if the administration had crunched numbers for the possibility of GDP falling short of expectations, something closer to 2%, Vought said officials in the budget office "haven't run alternative scenarios", adding, "We're going to be vindicated".

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