Leading Democrats in the US Congress to reject the latest budget plan of U.S. President Donald Trump. This provides for significantly higher spending for the military and the controversial border wall with Mexico and less money on the environment and health.
The Plan was "not worth the paper on which it is printed," said democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, the Chairman of the competent Committee, in the smaller chamber of the Parliament.
trump's latest Plan, it should be decoupled further from reality than his previous two, said Leahy's party colleague, Nita Lowey, who chairs the corresponding Committee in the house of representatives.
The U.S. President had submitted on Monday a 4.7-trillion-U.S.-Dollar budget proposal for the coming year. According to the will of the White house, the defense budget will increase by five percent to 750 billion dollars.
One-quarter less in development aid
the government wants to stress Central in the areas of environment, health and social assistance money, including 845 billion for the health insurance "Medicare". The Budget of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and development aid Agency, USAID, is to be reduced by 23 percent.
Trump is pounding on a billion total for the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico, his Central campaign promises. For additional 8.6 billion dollars are provided for in the design.
Budget until September
If Trump gets the money, however, is questionable. U.S. presidents have traditionally placed their own Etatentwürfe, but first and foremost, pure desire catalogs. It is considered unlikely that trump's Plan is being implemented in this Form. The budget law lies with the Congress, and the Democrats have since the beginning of the year, the majority in the house of representatives. You have announced on the weekend that they will not endorse the claims after the money for the wall.
If the White house and the Congress, not until the end of September on a new Budget that once again threatens a shutdown of the government. Because of a dispute in order to Trump the required wall it had come a few weeks ago to the longest Shutdown in the history of the country. Several Hundred government employees were forced to work without pay, or on furlough, to endure. (nag/sda)
Created: 12.03.2019, 07:22 PM