Jun 18, 2017
The highly relevant quote, "Budgets are moral documents," has been arguably attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. But if he didn't coin that exact phase, he very well could have.
Similarly he surely did say, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." And that is exactly what President Donald Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint is aiming to do.
He writes, "The core of my first budget blueprint is the rebuilding of our nation's military…There is a $54 billion increase in defense spending in 2018 that is offset by targeted reductions elsewhere."
And those reductions are targeted at the poor, hungry and our wounded planet. Essential programs like Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), Food for Peace, and the Environmental Protection Agency face drastic funding cuts.