Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump OMB Head Says Balancing Budget Will be 'Very Difficult' Without Entitlement Reforms

hahahaha ... and isn't IVANKA's paid maternity leave plan in Trump's budget? ... can you say, MORE ENTITLEMENTS? How's that for heading in the right direction?
White House Watch: Mulvaney to continue trying to convince Trump to embrace changes to Medicare and Social Security
Donald Trump's first budget request does not propose fixing the two major entitlement programs, Social Security retirement and Medicare. But as Trump's director of the Office of Management and Budget testified Wednesday, the White House's proposal could be the last balanced budget request to not address these growing entitlement programs.
"I will tell you it's probably the last time we can do that," said Mick Mulvaney while testifying before the House Budget committee. "It'll be very difficult in the future to do that because of the role that those programs play in our future spending."
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney 
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
It's why Mulvaney tried convincing Trump, unsuccessfully, to consider bucking his campaign promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare—and it's why, according to Republican sources on both Capitol Hill and the White House, Mulvaney will continue to press the president to change his mind.
Mulvaney will have some help in that effort from his former House colleagues. The chairman of the Budget committee, Diane Black, seemed to be trying to make the argument to the president as well in her questions to Mulvaney.
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