Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

President Trump donates fourth-quarter salary for infrastructure

President Trump donates fourth-quarter salary for infrastructure

"We are going to charge countries outside of our country - countries that take advantage of the United States", Trump said.

The money would be used to whittle down an estimated $16 billion backlog in maintenance for national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands.

While Republicans remained largely silent about the plan, Democrats immediately assailed it as unworkable for states and municipalities facing their own budget woes.

-In the U.S., Congress sets tax rates - not the president.

"This is a novel approach versus traditional "direct spend" grants from the federal government, and will be a positive catalyst for bringing both sides of the aisle together to develop a workable plan for closing the infrastructure investment gap".

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney - who was known as a deficit hawk when he served in Congress - said the budget would have his support if he were still serving on Capitol Hill. But the budgets do underscore an administration's broad goals, such as privatization under Trump. "This budget calls for massive cuts to health care, anti-poverty programs, and investments in economic growth - all to blunt the deficit-exploding impact of the president's tax cuts". The administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and private businesses running the orbiting outpost instead.

Trump took to Twitter earlier this week saying, "After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR country!"

The administration wants to eventually spend $18 billion on the wall.

Trump is meeting with state and local leaders at the White House on Monday to discuss the plan.

The war on opioids: Trump wants to add another $13 billion to federal efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, which claimed an estimated 316 lives in Erie County past year.

Earlier this year Trump directed his generals to plan a parade for later this year to showcase US military might.

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Proposals to tax imports were fiercely debated early past year as the administration explored plans for its tax overhaul. It's expected to be central to this week's debate about the legal status of "Dreamers" and the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

On Monday, the National Telecommunication Cooperative Association (NTCA) issued a press release on the President's plan to expand digital infrastructure in rural areas. "Obviously an hour parade is different from a five-hour parade in terms of the cost and the equipment and those types of things".

The proposals are part of a larger infrastructure plan created to encourage spending on improvements by states, localities and private investors but which faces an uphill battle in Congress.

- Cutting more than 3,000 positions, or roughly 20% of the EPA's roughly 15,000-strong workforce, as part of an attempt to reorganize and streamline what Trump once derided as the "Employment Prevention Agency".

Now, the window is closed for producing a budget that balances in 10 years, he acknowledged.

So by all means, streamline permitting and cut bureaucracy.

"We probably could have waited to go through a thorough analysis so-yeah, by the way, my hair is going to look like this for the whole rest of the time", Mulvaney said, trying to smooth his locks.

He also says Washington should be a partner to local governments and no longer "a roadblock to progress". "Access to care for vulnerable, low-income people including the elderly, disabled, children and veterans could be jeopardized by making large reductions in the program", AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said in a statement. "What was very important to me was the military". President Trump's budget is his suggestion as to what those spending levels should be, and where that money should be spent.

Fitch Ratings said in a research note on Tuesday it could be "challenging" for states and local governments to come up with funding.

Trump's plan was dead before it landed. The majority of the additional funds would help fund the 2020 Census. The initial ask from Congress by the Trump Administration is for $200 billion. This would remove the "outdated" US federal ban on using tolls to finance reconstruction of ageing US Interstate highways, and potentially allow revenue-based projects to replace aging locks and dams on the US Inland Waterway System.

Though some states allow metro areas to add taxes for transportation, Texas counties and municipalities are limited.

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