This video from the USA says about itself:
18 March 2017
On Thursday, the Trump administration released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending. The proposal covers only discretionary, not mandatory, spending.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Friday 17th March 2017
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion (£1.2trn) budget yesterday, confirming his commitment to cut federal agency spending while boosting the military and making a down payment on his southern border wall obsession.
“A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority, because without safety there can be no prosperity,” he intoned.
His “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” includes a $54 billion (£44bn) boost for the military — the largest increase since Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon build-up in the 1980s.
Mr Trump promised immediate money for troop readiness … and procurement of new ships, fighter jets and other weapons.
The 10 per cent boost to the Pentagon budget is financed by $54bn in cuts to foreign aid and domestic agencies that were previously protected by Mr Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama.
The budget goes after the frequent targets of the Republican Party’s most rabid conservatives, eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, legal aid for the poor, low-income heating assistance and the AmeriCorps national service programme established by former president Bill Clinton.
The widely condemned border wall project will receive an immediate $1.4bn (£1.1bn) infusion in the ongoing fiscal year, with another $2.6bn (£2.1bn) planned for the 2018 budget year starting on October 1.
Mr Trump repeatedly claimed during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall when, in fact, US taxpayers will foot the bill.
Twelve of the government’s 15 cabinet agencies would absorb cuts under the president’s proposal, with defence, homeland security and veterans affairs being the only winners.
More than 3,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers would lose their jobs and programmes such as the Clean Power Plan, which aims to tighten regulations on emissions from power plants, would be eliminated.
Popular EPA grants for state and local drinking and wastewater projects would be preserved, however, even as research into climate change would be eliminated.
Mr Trump’s proposal covers barely a quarter of the $4trn (£3.2trn) federal budget, the discretionary portion that Congress passes each year.
It doesn’t address taxes, social security, Medicare and Medicaid or make predictions about deficits and the economy.
Those big-picture details are due in mid-May.
The budget proposes to increase spending on the military and homeland security by nearly $60 billion, while slashing spending on the environment and social programs: here.
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 includes some big cuts for science: here.
Trump’s budget cuts likely to have dire impact on US transit projects: here.