Defense gets a boost; everything else loses



March 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The good news is that Congress must approve a president’s proposed budget. 

The bad news is that President Donald Trump’s is so full of hurt that legislators will need to inspect it closely to ensure large swaths of the American public are not unduly damaged.

So how can a budget that is our biggest yet — $4.7 trillion — be so punitive? Because it puts more into the pots of defense and border security at the expense of safety net programs, education, and U.S. farmers.

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