President Trump's federal budget proposal seeks to prioritize defense spending above all else. Among the areas targeted for mass budget reductions are the environment, the arts and many domestic programs, including clean-water projects, job training and home-heating subsidies, among others, writes Roberta Rampton in Reuters. Spending for military, homeland security and law enforcement are clear winners in the Trump budget, at the expense of the environment, agriculture, education and poverty assistance programs.
President Trump's budget proposal, which seeks to expand the U.S. military, is a good opportunity for working-class growth. A bigger army not only provides tens of thousands of jobs as well as medical care, dependable wages and free college tuition, but it also enables a way for America's governing parties to reconnect with the working class, who perceives an emphasis on social justice and white privilege as divisive, writes Nicholas Ryan. The military also offers life skills, which more Americans will benefit from.