By: Brian Evans

The Trump Administration has released its $4.8 Trillion budget proposal on Sunday, with plans to slash the budget by $4.4 Trillion dollars!

In the budget proposal, the President has proposed expanding spending on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the southern border wall, and several other areas! Meanwhile, President Trump is looking to streamline social welfare programs that have been abused by some, at the cost of Trillions of wasted tax dollars! Some of the most abused programs that will be streamlined include food stamps, federal disability, and would include modifications to Medicare prescription drug pricing, in which taxpayers have been bilked by overpriced medications for years! As a result, the new pricing requirements would save another $130 Billion as well!

In fact, during the State of the Union, President Trump promised to substantially reduce drug prices from current levels that have been exorbitant over the past twenty-plus years! He stated…

“Working together, the Congress can reduce drug prices substantially from current levels. I have been speaking to Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and others in the Congress in order to get something on drug pricing done, and done properly. I am calling for bipartisan legislation that achieves the goal of dramatically lowering prescription drug prices. Get a bill to my desk, and I will sign it into law without delay.”

Another area that the United States has been throwing money out of carelessly is in regard to foreign aid! President Trump has called for foreign aid to be reduced by 21%. Already, President Trump has called for foreign nations to “pay their fair share” for their own defense, and that call has been paying off, as other nations have finally been stepping up to the plate, saving the American taxpayers countless tax dollars!

Already, in April of last year, the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to Congressional members and openly admitted that President Trump’s tough talk towards NATO member nations to ‘pay their fair share’ is working, as member nations are now stepping up and paying a larger portion of their nations gross domestic product (GDP)!

Fox News reported

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a historic address to Congress, declared Wednesday that President Trump’s push for NATO allies to increase their defense spending has “had an impact” and made the alliance stronger.

NATO’s  Secretary-General stated…

“Allies must spend more on defense. This has been the clear message from President Trump. And this message is having a real impact. After years of reducing defense budgets, all allies have stopped the cuts and all allies have increased their defense spending. Before they were cutting billions, now they are adding billions. That money will allow us to invest in new capabilities our armed forces need, including advanced fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, missile defense and surveillance drones. This is good for Europe and it is good for America”

According to the NATO guidelines, the member nations are committed to spending a minimum of 2% of their Gross Domestic Products on defense. However, most nations paid either very little, or none at all, leaving the American citizenry to cover America’s share, and much what other nations refused to contribute! In fact, President Trump pointed out how the United States pays 2%, plus another 1.5% on top of that, to make up the shortfall of the other nations! However, President Trump has now repeatedly called out members that do not meet that commitment!

Democrats have complained that his tough talk against our allies has fractured relations with the member nations, but Stoltenberg admitted this week that NATO is actually stronger as a result of the President’s increased pressure for members to step up! In fact, the Secretary-General told Congressional leaders that the European allies and Canada have spent an additional $41 billion in the last two years and that by the end of 2020, that figure will rise to $100 billion.

As a result, he issued praise upon NATO and US efforts to Congressional leaders, as he said that the allied war against ISIS has made “remarkable progress”! He added…

“Thanks to American leadership and our collective efforts, we have stopped this brutality and millions of people have been liberated.”

President Trump, stood in solidarity with the Secretary-General, as he said that the relationship with NATO “has been very good” and has made “tremendous progress,” but Germany, in particular, was not “paying what they should be paying.” Therefore, there is more money that other nations need to pay, especially with corrupt nations like Iran, Venezuela, Pakistan, and countless others, which would alleviate the Trillions of tax dollars that the American people are burdened with, as well as our national debt!

Another area that would be reduced, would be the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), which under the Democrats leadership, the Obama Administration, and even under George W. Bush, had been transformed from an agency that protects the environment, to an unconstitutional hit squad, that confiscated land from law-abiding American farmers and ranchers. It killed businesses, factories, and corporations through job-killing regulations, and all in the name of environmentalism! Sadly, the EPA became the radical left-wing globalist Elites weapon-of-choice for stripping constitutional freedoms of Americans, in the name of ‘Climate Change’, all so they could destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with their Marxist government, with a Socialist economic system that kills the American dream, and the very soul of our nation! Ultimately, the Trump Administrations budget would cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a 26% reduction in funding. In all, it would free our economic machine from a group of radical-environmentalist policies that did next to nothing for the environment, but killed American economic superiority, American jobs, and the American dream!

Also in line for cuts, is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would see a 9% cut. However, within the budget, the Administration makes it clear that although the Department would see some cuts, the current $4.3 billion allocations for fighting infectious diseases would remain in place, especially during the coronavirus outbreak that could spread into a pandemic if not controlled.

In addition to other cuts, the President’s budget proposes cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 15%, but also adding in $2.8 Billion in grants to help the growing homelessness problem, which has become a serious crisis in the Democrat-controlled cities like San Francisco!

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, the Administration has announced that it would increase Homeland Security’s budget by 3%, the Department of Veterans Affairs by 13%, the National Nuclear Security Administrations budget by 19%, and NASA’s budget by $2.6 Billion for the new space program Artemis! That is in addition to the Space Force, which is now the sixth branch of the United States military!

In all, the budget would cut the United States budget by $4.4 Trillion dollars, but it is unlikely to pass, due to the democrat control of the House, which is opposed to anything that President Trump proposes, wants or tries to implement in America, regardless of the benefits for our nation, or ‘We the People’ of these United States of America!