Monday, 23 October, 2017

No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Carol Daniels | 27 May, 2017, 00:04

"My observation is that there appears to be a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course", he wrote in his blog for The Washingon Post. The budget assumptions of economic growth - sustained 3 percent increases - have been called highly implausible by most serious economists and laughable by quite a few.

Democratic lawmakers have savaged the budget, and even fiscally hawkish Republicans seem taken aback by the magnitude of the cuts. This is an elementary double count.

Republicans are under pressure to deliver on promised tax cuts, the cornerstone of the Trump administration's economic agenda. "At least you can not do so in a world of logic", Summers wrote on his blog.

That's a stinging rebuke for Trump's administration, which sells itself on business experience and acumen. The new tax code will raise as much money as the old one after accounting for extra growth. Democrats cited economists who said that figure was overly optimistic, while Mulvaney argued the counterpoint.

"This is a mistake no serious business person would make".

"Roll back regulations and grow, grow, grow". Can you guess the last time we had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent, growth of 3 percent and inflation held at 2 percent?

The U.S. economy has grown by 3.2 percent a year on average since 1947, but never exceeded 3 percent during the Obama administration, the first time in history.

Of the programs that will get funding increases under Mulvaney's new definition of compassion are $1.6 billion for Trump's border wall, a $54 billion annual increase in military and defense spending, and significant plus-ups for law enforcement, veterans programs, paid parental leave, and school choice, namely taxpayer funding for charter and private schools.

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The writing seems to be on the wall for the Celtics , or maybe it was written in stone before the playoffs even began. The Warriors played 11 of their final 16 games at home, including six of their last seven. "They made it this far".

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Acuna wrote in a blog post that she and her colleagues " watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter". Jacobs last month wrote about Gianforte's investments in funds linked to Russian companies under United States sanctions.

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Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen figure to be starters and get plenty of snaps as the top two receivers coming back from last season. Floyd has reunited with his former college teammate, Kyle Rudolph - taking up temporary residence in the Rudolph family basement.

Budget director Mick Mulvaney says that tax reductions will be balanced by scaling back tax breaks. Mulvaney returned as the director of Office of Management and Budget. But the Republican budget likely to emerge will most certainly slap the poor and working families. Do we want to maintain the status quo on entitlements, or will we seriously reduce the size and scope of the federal bureaucracy?

Many rank-and-file Republicans recoiled from the cuts, however, which would squeeze foreign aid and domestic programmes funded annually by Congress by about 10% next year and 1.4 trillion United States dollars £1.1 trillion) (over the coming decade.

"You have this perverse incentive effect going on, because the work requirements have been decimated", Kudlow said of Clinton-era policies that weaned people off government payments.

The White House says President Trump's FY 2018 budget, with its combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms, will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation.

Mulvaney said that the White House did not have a "stated policy yet" on what Congress should do about the debt ceiling.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told colleagues that the Trump plan - unlike any of President Barack Obama's budget blueprints - "actually achieves balance".

"That's a frightening concept, I think, for this country-if we have to ignore the portion of the federal budget that invests in people-whether its job training, education, important medical research and other innovations or whether we buy guns-but that's what we're being asked to do in this budget", he said. "We'll put our own imprint on it, particularly with regard to overseas".

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