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18.03.2017 - 08: 33

Trump decided to save on the State Department

Washington does not intend to finance projects of the State Department (wider - plans "soft power" to foreign countries) in the same volume. Posted March 16 sketch of the expenditure part of the federal budget suggests that the monetary possibilities foreign minister could fall by a quarter.

In return, the United States will rely on the army and navy. According to Director of Management and Budget of the White House Mick Mulvaney, it is a consistent policy pursued by President Trump: replacement of "soft power" to "hard".

The budget, which horrified "green"

The first draft of the financial plan for the year 2018 the White House released in late February 2017-go, not only due to a wave of criticism of the Democrats, but objections from Republicans. At the suggestion of Trump, the US was required to reallocate the money so as to be able to increase defense spending. The President was ready to send the knife environmental programs, humanitarian research, assistance to the poor. In addition, to reduce by a quarter 30-billion budget programs, known as "foreign aid", including, but not limited to, the cost of promoting democracy.

Not satisfied with this important decision, Trump found it possible to reduce the funding of targeted assistance programs to buy food, known as the Food Stamps Program. But remained intact veterans support program.

In some cases, it may be assumed, for the president's desire to reduce costs lies not only the desire to save at any cost. The environmental monitoring program EPA has been researching climate change. Not surprisingly, Trump is not ready to pay in full for her work, because during his election campaign, has repeatedly called the concept of global warming hoax. After 16 March figures were published a new draft budget, it became clear that the EPA waiting for starvation: due to lack of funds the agency will have to lay off about three thousand of its employees.

Who will pay for the wall with Mexico?

Outrage critics Trump can be understood if we take into account what the allocated funds redistributed. Two months after taking office, the first time Trump has de facto acknowledged that the construction of the wall against migrants on the border with Mexico will be financed from the US budget. Estimated cost estimates - 1,4 billion dollars. Earlier, Trump argued that Mexicans will pay - perhaps through additional taxation of goods from that country.

The need to combat illegal immigration can be explained by an increase in charges to the police, the proposed Trump. According to unconfirmed reports, distributed by the US media, the US President in a conversation with his Mexican counterpart threatened to use in Mexico of US law enforcement, if Latin American country is not able to regulate their own migration flows.

However, the main victor in the struggle for the division of the budget pie in version Trump becomes a military department. Its budget the White House is going to increase in the 50 billion dollars - the most significant increase since the days of President Ronald Reagan in 1980-x.

The budget of a large deficit

The main problem facing the Trump when he divides the taxpayers' money can be formulated as follows: how to increase spending without increasing taxes.

The program of the current president on the stage of the campaign was criticized for the combination of the right and left elements: rather high spending and low budget allocations. Logic output in this situation, it becomes deficit.

Even though the final draft of the US budget will be presented in May 2017 years, and because it is still impossible to estimate the size of the deficit, all indications are that it will be significant.

A source: RIA News

Author: Igor Gashkov

Tags: USA, Trump, Budget, Economy