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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump's Dystopian Budget Proposal
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Trump's dead on arrival budget proposal to Congress is all about funding greater militarism and belligerence, along with serving corporate interests and high-net worth households – while gutting vital social programs.
It's a proposal only Wall Street, the military, industrial, security complex, Big Oil, and monied interests could love.
Totaling $4.75 trillion, Trump wants an increase of $34 billion in war spending, euphemistically called "defense" – at a time sharp cuts are needed.
Washington's only enemies are invented ones. No real ones exist. He wants $8.6 billion more for wall construction along the southern border with Mexico.
His priorities include slashing Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, and other essential social programs – along with big cuts in environmental protection program
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