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Trump's budget outline would explode the deficit

Mar 01, 2017 - USA Today

The president's budget priorities, touted Tuesday night during in his first address to a joint session Congress, are quintessential Donald Trump: full of swagger, based on deception and impractical on many levels.

Even before his speech, Trump's plan to hike military spending by 10%, or $54 billion, next year -- coupled with large offsetting cuts in diplomatic, environmental and other non-defense programs -- was facing stern opposition on Capitol Hill. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called i...