Donald Trump donates $137000 of his salary to build new USA infrastructure

President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan depends on broke cities and states picking up most of the cost

"The President is committed to rescuing States, consumers, and taxpayers from the failures of Obamacare, and supporting States as they transition to more sustainable health care programs that provide appropriate choices for their citizens", the White House wrote in its budget release.

The plan is based on estimates the United States economy will expand at a three percent annual clip for the next six years, a growth rate many economists say is unrealistic, even given the short-term bump from the massive tax cuts approved in December.

Mulvaney told a congressional hearing that a parade is not included in the administration's budget proposal because it came up late in the planning process. Consider that just last week, Congress passed a two-year budget (one that had been due last October 1) that largely ignores Trump's budget from last year. Such cuts explicitly break a Trump campaign promise, but what's new?

President Donald Trump's budget plan could add more than $7 trillion to the country's debt over the next decade.

"This is a harsh budget for housing programs that help low income families keep a roof over their head", said Will Fischer, a senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted the Trump administration's FY 2019 budget proposal.

Trump also tweeted on his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

One day after rolling out a major infrastructure plan, the White House announced that Trump's fourth-quarter salary of $100,000 will go to rebuilding what Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called "our crumbling infrastructure". Retirement benefits would remain mostly untouched, as Trump has pledged, though Medicare providers would absorb about $500 billion in cuts - a almost 6 percent reduction.

Some lawmakers and prominent groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have called for a 25-cent, phased-in increase in the federal gas tax to bolster the nation's highway trust fund.

The proposal for FY19 includes $200 billion for infrastructure spending and more than $23bn for border security and immigration enforcement.

The White House's budget increases defense spending with a request for $686 billion for 2019, while making cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP. "My administration stands proudly with America's sheriffs, deputies and law enforcement officers", the president said.

Mulvaney offered the estimate during questioning at the House Budget Committee.



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