5.) Cuts To Social Programs

  • 2018-02-13
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
5.) Cuts To Social Programs

This is the spending we think of when we talk about the places where the government can cut back. Under Trump's plan, non-defense, non-mandatory spending will decline from 12.3 percent of the budget to 9.5 percent of the budget. To put that in perspective, it means that social spending was already almost on par with defense spending, and will decrease almost proportionately with the increase in defense spending. This marks a change in course from the Obama era, where the opposite occurred, in the face of Overseas Contingency Operations (War on Terror) spending decreases that burdened the military. That's still approximately $419 Billion annually, so hardly a cut to the bone. 

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