has proposed a federal budget that increases defense spending by $54
billion and slashes "lower-priority" programs. The Office
of Management and Budget did not identify which agencies would be
slated for cutbacks, but administration officials said almost all
other discretionary programs, as well as foreign aid, would see
spending reductions. Many fear that this means that departments
that have long been the target of conservative, like the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would face the biggest cuts.
of the Earth senior political strategist Ben Schreiber said, "
Senate Democrats must come out immediately and make it clear that
sacrificing working Americans to Trump's war machine is an
Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said,
"A budget is a statement of priorities, and with this proposal,
Trump is telling America he doesn't care about what happens to
children who are forced to drink toxic water and breath polluted
air.... This is a budget rigged to boost the profits of corporate
polluters at the expense of the health of our families."
said the budget will put "America first” but the US are
already first in armament spending and the arms trade yet most
definitely not first when it comes to education and health.