Monday, March 20, 2017

TRUMP AGENDA - Buildup the Military Industrial Complex and Skimp On Human Beings

Alternate title: "War Mongering First and People Last"

"Trump budget prizes military buildup and sweeping cuts" PBS NewsHour 3/16/2017


SUMMARY:  Unveiled today, President Trump's first federal budget embodies stark changes in federal spending priorities.  The more-than $1.1 trillion proposal would cut funding to the EPA and the State Department by almost a third, while boosting spending for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs.  John Yang takes a closer look.

"Does Trump's budget defend America or erode American power?  Lawmakers weigh in" PBS NewsHour 3/16/2017


SUMMARY:  From strong support to condemnation, President Trump's new budget proposal has garnered an array of reactions on Capitol Hill.  Judy Woodruff gets two views from Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind), who both sit on congressional budget committees.

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