Repeatedly, though, the Trump administration's leading budget officials portrayed their cuts in the 2018 fiscal year as a necessary course correction, as the White House tried to write a budget "through the perspective of the people who are paying [for] it", said Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, during a briefing with reporters on Monday.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday called Trump's proposal insufficient to address the looming problem that is the nation's aging infrastructure system, and claimed that its tax incentives would only benefit wealthy Americans.
Titled "A New Foundation for American Greatness", the budget seeks Dollars 1.5 trillion in non-defence discretionary cuts and USD 1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade.
Trump's $4.1 trillion spending plan proposes to eliminate the deficit in a decade while protecting Social Security and Medicare.
The budget assumes that annual economic growth accelerates from 1.6 percent past year to 3 percent by 2021, and remains at that level for the rest of the decade. Even so, the GOP backlash to Trump's budget was striking, as few lawmakers apart from the top leaders in the House and Senate seemed inclined to give the president much deference.
USA funding for global peacekeeping would fall to about $1.5 billion, a cut of over 50 percent from 2017 levels. Spending for these programs tends to increase each year under Democrats and Republicans.
Environmentalists said the administration's spending plan, if adopted by Congress, will lead directly to more pollution-related illnesses and deaths.
"All POTUS budgets are", he tweeted.
"The budget will not pass in its current state, but people will keep an eye on any sort of indication of corporate tax reform as well as infrastructure spending", said Nadia Lovell, U.S. Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in NY. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican.
"I just think it's the prerogative of Congress to make those decisions in consultation with the president", Sen.
On taxes, Trump promises an overhaul that would cut tax rates but rely on economic growth and erasing tax breaks to avoid adding to the deficit.
Trump's budget summary says the program is fully paid for but includes only $19 billion over the next decade. It would allocate $1.6 billion for the creation of a wall along the USA border with Mexico. The $1.6 billion would allow the administration to build small parts of the proposed wall.
But the biggest changes in the proposed budget come in changes to the social safety net.
Even as many families continue to struggle, the Trump Administration's budget would dramatically cut important safety net programs for working people, including food stamps, children's health insurance, temporary aid to families, and student loan support.
A program created to move people receiving Social Security disability payments back into enter the workforce is politically toxic as well.
When asked if people who get Social Security Disability Insurance will receive less as a result of the budget, Mulvaney said, "I hope so". "We don't have enough money to take care of people, everybody who doesn't need help". "And we will do that".
The Trump proposal assumes the State Department will maintain its current structure, though Tillerson has said he wants to restructure the agency and find efficiencies. He has called it a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese multiple times, although he has seemingly softened that stance in recent months.
-A 10-year, $191 billion reduction in food stamps - nearly 30 percent - goes far, far beyond prior proposals by congressional Republicans.