Trump's "Skinny" Budget Is Already Dead

Trump's "Skinny" Budget Is Already Dead
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The Trump administration is about to formally lay out its spending priorities for the country in its first budget proposal.

Some of the outlines are already out there, signaling a massive increase in military appropriations that will be offset by deep cuts to other discretionary spending, including foreign aid, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Coast Guard. President Donald Trump himself touched on some of these themes in his recent speech before Congress.

But some key Republicans wasted little time before deeming the president's budget blueprint “dead on arrival,” with Senator Lindsey Graham calling it “politically unrealistic.”

A more apt description, however, might be “dead before arrival.”

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