Monday, May 15, 2017

Local officials react to $9B in potential education cuts - Ryan Jarvi, Mining Journal

The various cuts to the U.S. Department of Education and many other federal agencies were made to offset a $54 billion increase in defense spending without adding to the national deficit, according to the president’s proposal, called “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” “Our $20 trillion national debt is a crisis, not just for the nation, but for every citizen,” Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director, wrote in the document. “Each American’s share of this debt is more than $60,000 and growing.”

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