States like MI could see major changes in programs such as Medicaid, welfare benefits and farm subsidies under President Donald Trump's budget to be unveiled Tuesday.
It's a "tanks and tax cuts" budget.
He added that welfare programs shouldn't be reformed to save money, but because they are not working.
Advocates for the poor are stunned at the magnitude of the cuts. Mulvaney said the budget defunds Planned Parenthood on the assumption that the American Healthcare Act - which has a provision to defund the organization - will become law. Trump's economic and budget teams assume a higher economic growth rate than others.
The White House document claims that Trump's tax plan will provide "one of the biggest business and middle-class tax cuts in history" and will also eliminate loopholes and deductions.
Border Wall: Trump is seeking a smaller-than-expected $1.6 billion line item for materials and planning to begin building a wall along almost 2,000 miles of the southern border with Mexico and related work that experts say could cost as much as $26 billion before it is completed.
Yet, for the Trump team, such doubts are apparently a sign of a lack of patriotism. The EITC is a benefit for people with low to moderate income, and the child tax credit similarly benefits low-income households.
All the top tax rates on businesses and individuals go down. "They're saying they won't raise taxes". Right now, it only applies to estates worth over $5.5 million, but Trump wants to get rid of it entirely.
Without that jump in growth and the steady environment surrounding it, deficits would increase by as much as half a trillion dollars a year - around where they are now - according to administration estimates that include an "effect of economic feedback" that reduces the government's annual shortfall by an amount that grows to $496 billion by 2027. "This budget does exactly the opposite", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
To be sure, the president's budget proposal is largely a symbolic measure meant to signal the White House's priorities. For food stamps, the administration proposes requiring able-bodied recipients without dependent children to work, and would phase in a requirement for states to pay a portion of the benefits.
While it will take days and perhaps weeks to fully dissect the Trump budget, there are a number of immediate takeaways worth noting. CNNMoney met some of them in Kentucky.
"There is two sides to fighting the problem that we're in: There is military and then there's diplomatic", he said.
"Hopefully we will be able make that argument to our friends in Congress that what DOE is involved with plays a vital role, not only in the security of America but the economic well-being of the country as we go forward", Perry said.
The Medicaid program covers 2.4 million low-income MI residents, including more than 650,000 enrolled in an expanded eligibility program created under former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health care law. "We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs", he said.
The main complaint from businesses, however, is they can't find skilled workers. They typically lack the education and training for the high-tech economy. "We need folks to work, we need people to go to work". "The president said, 'No, I'm going to keep my promises.' And I said, 'Well, I'd still like to balance the budget".
But a White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said Trump saw the shrinking of the "welfare state" as a necessary component of his nationalist, working-class appeal and part of his pledge to "drain the swamp".
"We're $20 trillion in debt". The new budget also covers "mandatory" spending, including such big-ticket items as Medicare and Social Security. Reforms to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, are projected to save $21 billion over 10 years and EITC and child tax credit changes will save $40 billion over 10 years, according to the budget projection. A better word might be "responsible", but the Trump administration realized what Mulvaney called an "ugly truth": "You can never balance the budget at 1.9 percent" growth.
FOREIGN OUTLAYS - The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs overseas by more than 29 percent.