President Trump has released his budget. It would spend $1.1 trillion in 2018 and increase military spending by $54 billion. To offset that spending and to bring down the cost and size of government, President Trump is seeking impressive cuts in other areas.
The President would eliminate federal spending for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts. Both are worth doing. Already the left is trotting out Big Bird hoping we all forget Big Bird now belongs to HBO. We do not need the CPB or NPR to be government funded.
The State Department, EPA, HUD, and other executive departments would also see major cuts. While I disagree with the dramatic cuts to foreign aid, which amounts already to less than 1% of the federal budget, the President is keeping his promises in the budget.