Does Trump's Budget Cut Medicaid Funding? No One Seems To Know
08 June, 2017, 04:39 | Author: Elaine Woods
A day after the budget's release, a handful of senior administration officials fanned out on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, facing tough questions from Democrats opposed to the blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year and Republicans skeptical about the administration's math.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also testifying before House panels.
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. The Administration's annual budget is seen as a statement of policy, not necessarily a legislative proposal certain to become law.
Mick Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman, told the House Budget Committee that he went line by line through the federal budget and asked, "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?"
Democrats charged that Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net.
"When you say "cut" are you speaking Washington or regular language?" Mark Warner, D-Va., told Mulvaney Thursday. "It assumes that the stars perfectly align with regard to economic drivers".
3 ex-Penn St officials get jail terms in Sandusky abuse case
The sentencing ends the last criminal case in the Sandusky scandal, which broke in 2011 and led to the firing of Paterno. Former Penn State President Graham Spanier walks from the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa ., on March 24.
Trump's budget holds true to his campaign pledge to leave Medicare and Social Security pension benefits alone and contains spending increases for the military and veterans, but it treats most of the rest of the government as fair game.
"If you're on food stamps, and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work". But critics said that would come at the cost of cuts in the billions of dollars to Medicaid, nutrition, environmental and farm programs, and more. "And as a effect I think it is just disastrously consequential to build a budget on 3% - the bible says you can't build a house on a sandy foundation", Sanford said.
Democratic defenders of the program warned that would deny health care and nursing home care to millions of people. In February, 47 percent of Americans said they trusted Republicans in Congress to handle the economy - 4 percentage points less than now.
Note that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has similarly argued that subsidized housing should not provide "a comfortable setting that would make somebody want to say: 'I'll just stay here".
Mulvaney also noted the White House budget didn't cut Meals On Wheels, taking Sen. On average, the federal government reimburses states $1.33 for every dollar they spend on the program. They range from improbable growth projections that appear to disregard an aging population to proposed cuts to education, research and social programs that have helped sustain the productivity of US workers. "Their efforts against terrorism and other disasters won't immediately collapse". "It dismantles our nation's basic living standards", she said. Speaking with reporters, he called Trump's budget a "recommendation" that "will not be determinative of what happens here".
The Australian dollar rose, buying 74.90 USA cents at 2:58pm in Sydney compared with 74.74 U.S. cents prior to the decision. There were also signs of a cooler housing market after prices dropped in May for the first time in 18 months.
Golden State had 31 assists on 45 made field goals, and the players were able to get to any spot on the court that they pleased. According to Head Coach Tyronn Lue, the Cavs will also need to push the pace and score in transition, per USA Today .
Anifa Kawooya, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC) describes Trump's action as "absurd". By abandoning this agreement, President Trump is showing the world that an American commitment can be reversed on a whim.
After three consecutive years of ties, the bee is likely to identify a sole champion this year because it added a tiebreaker test. Mira spelled the following words correctly to remain in contention: Icarian, ornithology and ferriferous.
A masked gunman was on the second floor of one hotel, firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines . President Donald Trump said Washington was closely monitoring what he described as a "terrorist" attack unfolding in Manila .
The pipeline project has already earned approval from the National Energy Board, the federal government, and the province of B.C. Corporate and union donations would be banned, and limits placed on individual contributions to political parties.
According to Justice's press release, victor admitted to knowingly printing classified information and sending it to the media. A sworn affidavit from FBI Special Agent Justin Garrick only said that the document contained "defense information".
I don't know what to do". "It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people". "I told people to turn around and run away". After that attack, Britain's official threat level from terrorism was raised to "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent.
Former President Obama delayed the project in December by refusing to grant the Army Corps of Engineers an easement for the lake. We look back on the the fight against the pipeline during the coldest months of North Dakota winter.
Putin outside of established diplomatic channels". "He needs to answer for what was happening at the time ", Booker said. Citing current and former American officials, the Times said the meeting "may have been part of an effort by Mr.
Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has also testified that there has been "no effort to impede" the Russian investigation.
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
This speaker is "wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric" that's made to look good and perform well with speakers blasting through it. As Schiller introduced the device, he acknowledged that there are several other smart home speakers available on the market.
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Open to attend his daughter Amanda's high-school graduation, according to Karen Crouse of The New York Times . Open week and turns 47 this June, has had family issues come up during the season's second major in the past.
'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks
Insiders close to both films blame Rotten Tomatoes , with Pirates 5 and Baywatch respectively earning 32% and 19% Rotten. Meanwhile, the animated film The Boss Baby added $1.7 million, bringing its impressive domestic total to $169 million.
Wenger: FA Cup win my presentation for new deal
The Nigerian endured a nightmare at Wembley as he was shown a second yellow card for diving in the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal . Am I the right man to take this club further? "The best presentation is to watch the game", he said.