During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to spend more in some areas and cut spending in other areas. His first proposed budget reflects those promises and it’s certain that some people, mostly Democrats will not be happy. After all, Democrats are used to spend, spending and spending even more.
Of the 15 Cabinet agencies listed in President Trump’s “America First” budget blueprint, only a sliver are seeing any increases over their 2017 levels – but the increases are generous.
Three agencies – Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security – account for the entirety of the budget hikes, amounting to a whopping $59.5 billion.
The other 12 agencies, meanwhile, face cuts worth about $57.3 billion, combined. Here’s a breakdown of all the “winners” and “losers” in Trump’s inaugural budget outline: