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Concordance to the United States Federal Budget for 2018.

About the concordance: The concordance comprises about 600 statements from the narrative part of the budget. Every statement begins with a dollar amount ( in trillions or billions ) or a keyword from the budget text along with a sentence in which that term occurs. Click on the preceding every statement to go to the exact point of the budget text in a pop-up window. The concordance is intetgrated with index.


on $20 trillion ( national debt in 2016 } : The previous administration's economic policies resulted in a near doubling of the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016. The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on $20 trillion debt : With a $20 trillion debt threatening generations of American prosperity, our Federal budget must spend every dollar effectively, efficiently, and in ways that make a demonstrable difference for our Nation.
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on $14 trillion ( publicly held national debt ) : The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on $10.6 trillion ( national debt in 2009 ) : ... economic policies resulted in a near doubling of the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016. The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on $639 billion ( Department of Defense ) : This Budget, therefore, includes $639 billion for the Department of Defense--a 52 billion increase from the 2017 annualized continuing resolution level.
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on $639 billion ( DOD ) : Invest in Defense. The President's Budget includes $639 billion of discretionary budget authority for the Department of-Defense (DOD), a $52 billion increase above the 2017 annualized continuing resolution (CR) level, fully offset by targeted reductions elsewhere.
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on $610 billion ( cut in Medicaid benefits ) : States will have more flexibility to control costs and design individual, State-based solutions to provide better care to Medicaid beneficiaries. These reforms are projected to save $610 billion over 10 years.
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on $519 billion ( non-defense base ) : For comparison, at the 2017 cap level, non-defense base budget authority is $519 billion and 2.7 percent of GDP.
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on $400-$700 billion ( deficit from 2013 to 2016 ) : From 2013 to 2016, deficits diminished from the trillion-dollar peaks, but still remained between $400 and $700 billion. These deficits were still above historical levels prior to the recession, despite coming years after the recession ended.
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on $385 billion ( non-defense budget projection for 2027 ) : As part of the plan to achieve a balanced budget by 2027, the Budget builds on this approach with a 2-penny plan that would reduce non-defense budget authority by two percent each year, to reach approximately $385 billion in 2027, or just over 1.2 percent of GDP.
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on $200 billion ( infrastructure funding ) : The President's target of $1 trillion will be met with a combination of new Federal funding, incentivized non-Federal funding, and expedited projects that would not have happened but for the Administration's involvement (for example, the Keystone XL Pipeline ). While the Administration will propose additional funding for infrastructure, those funds will be focused on incentivizing additional non-Federal investments. While the Administration continues to work with the Congress, States, localities, and other infrastructure stakeholders to finalize the suite of direct Federal programs that will support this effort, the Budget includes $200 billion in outlays related to the infrastructure initiative.
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on $54 billion ( cut in non-defense discretionary spending ) : The Budget Blueprint outlined a plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by $54 billion in 2018.
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on $54 billion ( boost in defense spending ) : Reduce the Federal Government to Redefine its Proper Role and Promote Efficiency. The Budget Blueprint for 2018 provided a plan for reprioritizing Federal discretionary spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people. It included a $54 billion increase in defense spending in 2018, which was fully offset by $54 billion in reductions to non-defense programs. The Budget provides more detail on these spending reductions and provides additional savings and reforms that are necessary to balance the budget by 2027.
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on $54 billion ( cut in non-defense discretionary spending ) : The Budget Blueprint outlined a plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by $54 billion in 2018.
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on $54 billion ( boost in defense funding ) : Reverse the Defense Sequestration. The Budget fully reverses the defense sequestration by increasing funding for national defense by $54 billion above the cap in current law, and fully offsetting this increase.
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on $54 billion ( addition to national defense in 2018) : The President began corrective action immediately, ordering a readiness review, requesting $30 billion of additional 2017 appropriations (of which the Congress provided $21 billion ), and developing a budget that adds $54 billion to national defense in 2018.
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on $52 billion ( increase for the DOD ) : This ( the $54 billion boost in defense spending ) includes a $52 billion increase for the DOD, as well as $2 billion of increases for other national defense programs. Since defense sequestration was first triggered in 2013, the world has grown more dangerous due to rising terrorism, destabilizing technology, and increasingly aggressive potential adversaries.
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on 44.1 billion ( Homeland Security Dept. ) : Increase Border Security and Investments in Public Safety. The President's Budget includes $44.1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and $27.7 billion for the Department of Justice (DOJ) for law enforcement, public safety and immigration enforcement programs and activities.
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on $35 billion ( savings thru reforms ) : As directed in the Core Principles EO, the Secretary of the Treasury, with the heads of the member agencies of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, is conducting a thorough review of the extent to which existing laws,regulations, and other Government policies promote (or inhibit) these Core Principles. The Budget includes $35 billion in savings to be realized through reforms that prevent bailouts and reverse burdensome regulations that hinder financial innovation and reduce access to credit for hardworking American families.
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on $1.5 billion ( boost in immigration enforcement ) : Enforce the Nation's Laws. The Budget enhances enforcement of immigration laws by proposing an additional $1.5 billion above the 2017 annualized CR level for expanded detention, transportation, and removal of illegal immigrants.
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on $1.5 billion ( boost in Pell Grant aid ) : Year-Round Pell gives students the opportunity to earn a third semester of Pell Grant support during an academic year, boosting total Pell Grant aid by $1.5 billion in 2018 for approximately 900,000 students.
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on 2-penny plan : As part of the plan to achieve a balanced budget by 2027, the Budget builds on this approach with a 2-penny plan that would reduce non-defense budget authority by two percent each year, to reach approximately $385 billion in 2027, or just over 1.2 percent of GDP.
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on 10-year budget window, : As a result, by the end of the 10-year budget window, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.
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on 21st Century Cures Act. : In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH will develop policies to reduce the burden of regulation on recipients of NIH funding consistent with the Administration's initiatives on regulatory reform and the goals articulated for the new Research Policy Board established in the 21st Century Cures Act.
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on 56,400 ( more servicemen ) : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on 1948 to 2007 : Over the years 1948 to 2007, average annual productivity growth was 2.3 percent.
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on 2027 : As part of the plan to achieve a balanced budget by 2027, the Budget builds on this approach with a 2-penny plan that would reduce non-defense budget authority by two percent each year, to reach approximately $385 billion in 2027, or just over 1.2 percent of GDP.
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on aged 25 to 34 : For those aged 25 to 34 years, too, participation has fallen according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (from 83.1 percent in December 2007, to 81.9 percent in December 2016).
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on aged 25 to 54 : This is not solely a reflection of an aging population. Even amongst "prime-age" workers ( those aged 25 to 54 years ), participation in the labor force has declined, from 83.1 percent at the end of 2007, to 81.5 percent at the end of 2016.
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on agencies : Up to 18 Federal agencies and 35 bureaus are responsible for individual, independent permitting and review decisions.
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on Agency Reform plan : To alleviate this barrier to managing an efficient and effective workforce, a standard requirement included in the Agency Reform plan response is a plan for how agencies will reward top performers, while holding those with conduct or performance issues accountable.
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on Airmen, : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on Air Force, : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on Air Force : Fill Critical Gaps and Build Warfighting readiness. The Administration inherited the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy and Marine Corps facing shortfalls in maintenance and equipment procurement, and the smallest Air Force with the oldest planes in history.
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on alternative minimum tax, : • End the burdensome alternative minimum tax, which requires many taxpayers to calculate their taxes twice.
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on American Health Care Act : The Administration applauds the House's passage of the American Health Care Act and is committed to working with the Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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on annuitants : The shift away from defined benefit programs and cost-of-living adjustments for annuitants is part of that evolution. By comparison, the Federal Government continues to offer a very generous package of retirement benefits.
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on Armed Forces, : The President's Budget ends this depletion and begins to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces, laying the groundwork for a larger, more capable, and more lethal joint force consistent with a new National Defense Strategy.
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on Armed Forces : This defense funding is vital to rebuilding, modernizing, and preparing our Armed Forces for the future so that our military remains the world's preeminent fighting force and we can continue to ensure peace through strength.
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on Army : Fill Critical Gaps and Build Warfighting readiness. The Administration inherited the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy and Marine Corps facing shortfalls in maintenance and equipment procurement, and the smallest Air Force with the oldest planes in history.
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on balance, : As a result, by the end of the 10-year budget window, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.
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on balance. : - A new foundation of discipline that puts our budget on a path to balance.
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on balance : Control Federal Spending. The first step is to bring Federal spending under control and return the Federal budget to balance within 10 years.
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on balanced budget : As part of the plan to achieve a balanced budget by 2027, the Budget builds on this approach with a 2-penny plan that would reduce non-defense budget authority by two percent each year, to reach approximately $385 billion in 2027, or just over 1.2 percent of GDP.
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on benefits programs : Specifically, a suite of Establishment and Enforcement proposals serves to increase child support collections that in turn result in savings to Federal benefits programs, and a Child Support Technology Fund will allow States to replace aging information technology systems to increase security, efficiency, and program integrity.
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on Biomedical Research and Development. : Support the Highest Priority Biomedical Research and Development. The Budget institutes policies to ensure that Federal resources maximally support the highest priority biomedical science by reducing reimbursement of indirect costs (and thus focusing a higher percentage of spending on direct research costs) and implementing changes to the National Institutes of Health's(NIH) structure to improve efficiencies in the research enterprise.
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on Border Patrol agents. : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on border security : The Budget also meets the need to materially increase funding for border security, immigration enforcement, and law enforcement at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
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on borrowed : We have borrowed from our children and their future for too long, the devastating consequences of which cannot be overstated.
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on borrowing : Reduced Federal borrowing on the capital markets also frees up capital to flow to productivity-enhancing investments, leading to igher economic growth.
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on budget deficit : Recent Federal budgets tell the story of a persistent and unresolved national crisis. During the Great Recession, the Federal budget deficit rose to unprecedented heights as revenue fell and spending rose sharply.
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on budget deficits : Unless we change our fiscal course, our budget deficits will begin rising again after next year and will soon reach trillion-dollar levels once again. *
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on bureaus : Up to 18 Federal agencies and 35 bureaus are responsible for individual, independent permitting and review decisions.
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on Bureau of Labor Statistics : For those aged 25 to 34 years, too, participation has fallen according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (from 83.1 percent in December 2007, to 81.9 percent in December 2016).
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on businesses, : Tax Reform and Simplification. We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth.
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on businesses : • Reduce the tax rate on American businesses in order to fuel job creation and economic growth.
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on businesses : • And, end the penalty on American businesses by transitioning to a territorial system of taxation, enabling these businesses to repatriate their newly earned overseas profits without incurring additional taxes.
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on businesses : Each year, however, Federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations that, taken together, impose substantial burdens on American consumers and businesses big and small. These burdens function much like taxes that unnecessarily inhibit growth and employment.
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on Business Investment. : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on business investment : We need to incentivize business investment and reform the tax and regulatory systems that have been headwinds for growth.
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on business tax : The Administration believes that business tax reform should:
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on Business Taxes : Highest Business Taxes in the World. The corporate tax rate in the United States is the highest in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and one of the highest in the world.
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on capital : In addition, we need to bring Federal deficits and debt under control so that the Federal Government no longer absorbs available capital that could go to more productive uses.
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on capital markets : The previous administration's economic policies resulted in a near doubling of the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016. The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on capital markets : Reduced Federal borrowing on the capital markets also frees up capital to flow to productivity-enhancing investments, leading to igher economic growth.
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on capital stock : The capital stock is an important determinant of labor productivity, and weak growth in labor productivity in recent years reinforces the need for more investment.
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on charitable giving : • Protect homeownership, charitable giving and retirement saving.
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on Chief of Staff : Launch a Regulatory Freeze. On January 20, 2017, the President's Chief of Staff issued a memorandum to all agencies, directing them to pull back any regulations that had been sent to, but not yet published by, the Office of the Federal Register;
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on child : • Expand the standard deduction and help families struggling with child and dependent care expenses.
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on Children's Health Insurance Program : Extend the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ).
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on children : We have borrowed from our children and their future for too long, the devastating consequences of which cannot be overstated.
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on children : In 2015, 13.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty, higher than in 2007. The poverty rate among children was even higher, 19.7 percent in 2015, compared to 18 percent in 2007.
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on Child Support Enforcement Program, : The Budget also includes a number of proposals that strengthen the Child Support Enforcement Program, providing State agencies additional tools to create stronger, more efficient child support programs that facilitate family self-sufficiency and promote responsible parenthood.
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on Child Support Technology Fund : Specifically, a suite of Establishment and Enforcement proposals serves to increase child support collections that in turn result in savings to Federal benefits programs, and a Child Support Technology Fund will allow States to replace aging information technology systems to increase security, efficiency, and program integrity.
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on Child Tax Credit (CTC) : In doing so, this Budget includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reforms that tighten eligibility and encourage work, and proposals that strengthen child support and limit the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to those who are authorized to work in the United States.
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on CHIP : While the future of CHIP is addressed alongside other health reforms, the Budget proposes to extend CHIP funding for two years, through 2019, providing stability to States and families.
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on cities : Trade Deals That Have Exported American Jobs. All across America, there are cities and towns devastated by unfair trade policies.
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on clean air and water. : Everyone believes in and supports safe food supplies and clean air and water. But the agencies of the Federal Government have gone way beyond what was originally intended by the Congress.
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on Congress : To the Congress of the United States:
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on Consumer Protection Act : These "independent agencies" issue the majority of burdensome financial regulations, including the vast majority of the cost of compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ( the Dodd-Frank Act ).
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on continuing resolution (CR) : Invest in Defense. The President's Budget includes $639 billion of discretionary budget authority for the Department of-Defense (DOD), a $52 billion increase above the 2017 annualized continuing resolution (CR) level, fully offset by targeted reductions elsewhere.
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on corporate income tax : While the Federal corporate income tax in the United States is 35.0 percent, after including State taxes, the rate is 38.9 percent.
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on crime : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on cybercrime : The Budget also includes an increase in law enforcement and cybersecurity personnel across DHS, DOD, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to execute these efforts and counter cybercrime.
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on Cybersecurity : Invest in Cybersecurity. The internet has transformed and modernized our society and enabled astonishing business growth.
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on cybersecurity : It has fostered education, fueled innovation, and strengthened our military. That transformation -- and the opportunities it has created -- has been exploited by our enemies and adversaries. Bad actors must not be allowed to use the internet to perpetrate crimes and threaten our security. These crimes affect our largest companies, impact millions of people at a time, damage our small businesses, and affect our national security. The Budget supports the President's focus on cybersecurity to ensure strong programs and technology to defend the Federal networks that serve the American people, and continues efforts to share information, standards, and best practices with critical infrastructure and American businesses to keep them secure.
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on cyber attacks : In addition, the Budget includes an increase in resources for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, which enables DHS to respond effectively to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.
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on cyber workforce : The Budget prioritizes readiness, funding critical shipyard requirements, accelerating depot maintenance and weapon system sustainment, enhancing training, growing our cyber workforce and capabilities, and restoring degraded infrastructure.
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on death tax : And, abolish the death tax, which penalizes farmers and small business owners who want to pass their family enterprises on to their children.
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on debt : The New Foundation for American Greatness will put our Nation's budget back into balance and begin to reduce the national debt
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on debt : We are fast approaching having publicly held debt at or exceeding 100 percent of our Gross Domestic Product ( GDP ), a point at which hopes for a more prosperous future are irrevocably lost.
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on debt : The new Administration inherited an economic situation in which the United States is $20 trillion in debt and yet at the same time dramatically underserving the needs of its citizens due to a broken, stagnant economy.
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on debt : Relative to the economy, publicly held debt at the end of last fiscal year was 77 percent of GDP, nearly double the level of 39 percent of GDP eight years earlier.
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on debt : This run-up in debt over the last eight years brought it to a level that we have not seen since shortly after World War II.
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on debt : Further compounding the twin challenges of growing debt and economic stagnation are social and economic policies that have failed millions of able-bodied adults.
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on Debt : The Dangerous Combination of Historic Debt and Economic Stagnation
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on debt : That would mean the publicly held debt will continue to mushroom and soon place the Nation in uncharted fiscal territory, unable to weather unexpected events such as recession or war, and vulnerable to fiscal and economic crises.
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on debt : In addition, we need to bring Federal deficits and debt under control so that the Federal Government no longer absorbs available capital that could go to more productive uses.
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on debt : It must end to avoid passing unsustainable levels of debt on to our children and grandchildren and causing serious economic damage.
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on debt : When debt levels keep increasing, more and more of the Nation's resources are required to service that debt and are diverted away from Government services that citizens depend on.
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on debt : As a result, by the end of the 10-year budget window, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.
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on debt : Bringing the budget into surplus and reducing the level of debt sets up a virtuous cycle in which fewer tax dollars are needed to service the debt.
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on debt : Under this plan, the debt will continue to fall both in nominal dollars and as a share of GDP beyond that point, putting us on a path to repay the debt in full within a few decades.
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on defense, : It also must do something equally important: lay the foundation for a rebuilt national defense, strengthened borders, and the long-term soundness of our economy and well-being of the American family.
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on Defense. : Invest in Defense. The President's Budget includes $639 billion of discretionary budget authority for the Department of-Defense (DOD), a $52 billion increase above the 2017 annualized continuing resolution (CR) level, fully offset by targeted reductions elsewhere.
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on defense : This defense funding is vital to rebuilding, modernizing, and preparing our Armed Forces for the future so that our military remains the world's preeminent fighting force and we can continue to ensure peace through strength.
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on defense : The President began corrective action immediately, ordering a readiness review, requesting $30 billion of additional 2017 appropriations (of which the Congress provided $21 billion ), and developing a budget that adds $54 billion to national defense in 2018.
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on Defense Sequestration. : Reverse the Defense Sequestration. The Budget fully reverses the defense sequestration by increasing funding for national defense by $54 billion above the cap in current law, and fully offsetting this increase.
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on deficit : These federally supported benefit programs are not tracked separately in terms of welfare and other benefits; they are added to the bottom line of the Federal deficit and Federal programs.
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on deficits : From 2009 to 2012, the budget ran trillion-dollar deficits ranging in size from 6.8 percent to 9.8 percent of GDP, a standard measure of the size of deficits relative to the economy.
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on deficits : From 2009 to 2012, the budget ran trillion-dollar deficits ranging in size from 6.8 percent to 9.8 percent of GDP, a standard measure of the size of deficits relative to the economy.
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on deficits : Relative to GDP, these deficits were the largest seen since the Nation was on an all-out war footing during World War II.
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on deficits : From 2013 to 2016, deficits diminished from the trillion-dollar peaks, but still remained between $400 and $700 billion. These deficits were still above historical levels prior to the recession, despite coming years after the recession ended.
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on deficits : In addition, we need to bring Federal deficits and debt under control so that the Federal Government no longer absorbs available capital that could go to more productive uses.
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on Deficit spending : Deficit spending has become an ingrained part of the culture in the Nation's capital.
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on Department of-Defense : Invest in Defense. The President's Budget includes $639 billion of discretionary budget authority for the Department of-Defense (DOD), a $52 billion increase above the 2017 annualized continuing resolution (CR) level, fully offset by targeted reductions elsewhere.
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on Department of Defense : This Budget, therefore, includes $639 billion for the Department of Defense--a 52 billion increase from the 2017 annualized continuing resolution level.
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on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) : In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH will develop policies to reduce the burden of regulation on recipients of NIH funding consistent with the Administration's initiatives on regulatory reform and the goals articulated for the new Research Policy Board established in the 21st Century Cures Act.
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on Department of Homeland Security. : The way that refugee spending is typically budgeted for makes it difficult to attribute the full fiscal costs, including appropriated funds for the Department of State and HHS, along with fee-funded programs from the Department of Homeland Security.
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on Department of State : The way that refugee spending is typically budgeted for makes it difficult to attribute the full fiscal costs, including appropriated funds for the Department of State and HHS, along with fee-funded programs from the Department of Homeland Security.
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on Department of Veterans Affairs : The Administration will work with the Congress to improve this program and implement bold change so that the Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) continues to provide the services and choices veterans have earned.
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on depot maintenance : The Budget prioritizes readiness, funding critical shipyard requirements, accelerating depot maintenance and weapon system sustainment, enhancing training, growing our cyber workforce and capabilities, and restoring degraded infrastructure.
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on detention capacity, : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on DHS, : The Budget also includes an increase in law enforcement and cybersecurity personnel across DHS, DOD, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to execute these efforts and counter cybercrime.
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on Disability benefits : Disability benefits are essential for workers with long-term and permanent disabilities who are unable to work.
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on disability insurance programs : These disability insurance programs should be helping people to stay in the workforce and be self-sufficient.
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on Disability Programs. : Reform Disability Programs. The Budget proposes to reform disability insurance programs to promote greater LFP. Currently, people with disabilities have low rates of LFP -- 20 percent -- which is less than a third of the LFP rate of the overall working age population.
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on Discretionary Spending : Reduce Non-Defense Discretionary Spending Each Year with a 2-Penny Plan.
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on DOD, : This includes a $52 billion increase for the DOD, as well as $2 billion of increases for other national defense programs. Since defense sequestration was first triggered in 2013, the world has grown more dangerous due to rising terrorism, destabilizing technology, and increasingly aggressive potential adversaries.
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on DOD : The Budget also includes an increase in law enforcement and cybersecurity personnel across DHS, DOD, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to execute these efforts and counter cybercrime.
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on Dodd-Frank : These "independent agencies" issue the majority of burdensome financial regulations, including the vast majority of the cost of compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ( the Dodd-Frank Act ).
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on DOJ : Additional spending is provided for DOJ to enhance public safety and law enforcement including $214 million above current levels for immigration enforcement -- allowing DOJ to hire 75 additional immigration judge teams, bringing the total number of funded immigration judge teams to 449.
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on doubling of the national debt : The previous administration's economic policies resulted in a near doubling of the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016. The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on dual income : We need family friendly policies that acknowledge the reality of dual income households.
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on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) : In doing so, this Budget includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reforms that tighten eligibility and encourage work, and proposals that strengthen child support and limit the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to those who are authorized to work in the United States.
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on economic crises. : That would mean the publicly held debt will continue to mushroom and soon place the Nation in uncharted fiscal territory, unable to weather unexpected events such as recession or war, and vulnerable to fiscal and economic crises.
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on economic growth. : I asked the Nation to look forward nine years and imagine the wonders we could achieve by America's 250th anniversary of our Independence if we set free the dreams of our people by removing the barriers holding back our economic growth.
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on economic growth. : Tax Reform and Simplification. We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth.
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on economic growth. : Reduced Federal borrowing on the capital markets also frees up capital to flow to productivity-enhancing investments, leading to igher economic growth.
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on economic growth. : • Reduce the tax rate on American businesses in order to fuel job creation and economic growth.
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on economic policies, : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on economic policies : Further compounding the twin challenges of growing debt and economic stagnation are social and economic policies that have failed millions of able-bodied adults.
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on economic policies : As a result, by the end of the 10-year budget window, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.
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on Economic Stagnation: : The Human Cost of Economic Stagnation: Too Many Americans Left Behind
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on Economic Stagnation : Sources of Economic Stagnation 6
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on Economic Stagnation : Sources of Economic Stagnation
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on economic stagnation : Further compounding the twin challenges of growing debt and economic stagnation are social and economic policies that have failed millions of able-bodied adults.
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on Economic Stagnation : The Dangerous Combination of Historic Debt and Economic Stagnation
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on economy. : The new Administration inherited an economic situation in which the United States is $20 trillion in debt and yet at the same time dramatically underserving the needs of its citizens due to a broken, stagnant economy.
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on economy. : Burdensome Federal Regulation. Until the new Administration took office this year, the regulatory state had continued to grow and impede growth in the economy.
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on economy. : From 2009 to 2012, the budget ran trillion-dollar deficits ranging in size from 6.8 percent to 9.8 percent of GDP, a standard measure of the size of deficits relative to the economy.
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on economy. : Using the Unemployment Insurance ( UI ) system as a base, the proposal will allow States to establish paid parental leave programs in a way that is most appropriate for their workforce and economy.
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on economy : It also must do something equally important: lay the foundation for a rebuilt national defense, strengthened borders, and the long-term soundness of our economy and well-being of the American family.
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on education, : Additional State and local funding for services, including public education, is not captured in the Federal budget, nor are local and State taxes collected from refugees to the Federal Government.
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on Education : Education Reform. We need to return decisions regarding education back to the State and local levels, while advancing opportunities for parents and students to choose, from all available options, the school that best fits their needs to learn and succeed.
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on eight pillars of reform: : Our moral commitment to replacing our current economic stagnation with faster economic growth rests on the following eight pillars of reform:
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on eight years : This run-up in debt over the last eight years brought it to a level that we have not seen since shortly after World War II.
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on eight years earlier. : Relative to the economy, publicly held debt at the end of last fiscal year was 77 percent of GDP, nearly double the level of 39 percent of GDP eight years earlier.
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on employment, : Repealing Obamacare and its regulations on businesses will also increase employment, thereby increasing GDP and creating much needed economic growth.
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on employment-to-population ratio : The employment-to-population ratio has fallen one percentage point for this young demographic between the end of 2007 and the end of 2016.
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on Energy Development. : American Energy Development. We must increase development of America's energy resources, strengthening our national security, lowering the price of electricity and transportation fuels, and driving down the cost of consumer goods so that every American individual and business has more money to save and invest.
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on environment : Burdensome Permitting Process. As major infrastructure projects are proposed, Federal agencies are responsible for reviewing potential impacts on safety, security, communities, and the environment.
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on environmental impacts, : Projects that are particularly large and complex, or that have significant environmental impacts, are often in the permitting and review process for several years.
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on environmental regulations : This included several environmental regulations, such as the Light Duty Fuel Economy regulations and the Power Plant Mercury regulations that each had estimated compliance costs approaching or exceeding $10 billion per year.
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on exports : Persistent trade deficits go hand in hand with a stagnant recovery and our trade deficits have increased: net exports were about -1 percent of GDP in the early 1990s; they were -3.4 percent of GDP in 2016.
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on exports : We need trade practices that will stimulate American exports and jobs.
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on families : This stagnation has left hardworking taxpayers and American families feeling like the American Dream is out of their reach.
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on family : It also must do something equally important: lay the foundation for a rebuilt national defense, strengthened borders, and the long-term soundness of our economy and well-being of the American family.
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on family : • A new foundation that spurs innovation and enables the American worker and family to thrive.
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on family : We need family friendly policies that acknowledge the reality of dual income households.
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on farmers : • And, abolish the death tax, which penalizes farmers and small business owners who want to pass their family enterprises on to their children.
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on Federal agencies : Federal agencies responded by pulling back over 60 so-called "midnight" regulations from being issued and continue to take a very close look at those published, but not yet in effect.
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on Federal Civilian Workforce. : Provide a Comprehensive Plan to Reform the Federal Government and Reduce the Federal Civilian Workforce.
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on Federal detainee population. : In addition, $84 million more is provided for increases in the Federal detainee population.
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on Federal employees : In addition to broad agency reform, the Administration is committed to removing the red tape that often traps Federal employees in an overly bureaucratic environment.
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on Federal Employees Retirement Benefits. : Reform Federal Employees Retirement Benefits. The employee retirement landscape continues to evolve as private companies are providing less compensation in the form of retirement benefits.
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on Federal Employee Retirement System : Consistent with the goal of reining in Federal Government spending in many areas, as well as to bring Federal retirement benefits more in line with the private sector, adjustments to reduce the long-term costs associated with these benefits are included in this Budget. These proposals include increasing employee payments to the defined benefit Federal Employee Retirement System pension such that the employee will generally be paying the same amount as the employing agency, and reducing or eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for existing and future retirees.
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on Federal programs. : These federally supported benefit programs are not tracked separately in terms of welfare and other benefits; they are added to the bottom line of the Federal deficit and Federal programs.
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on Federal Spending : Control Federal Spending. The first step is to bring Federal spending under control and return the Federal budget to balance within 10 years.
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on fighter aircraft : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on financial regulations : These "independent agencies" issue the majority of burdensome financial regulations, including the vast majority of the cost of compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ( the Dodd-Frank Act ).
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on financing : The previous administration's economic policies resulted in a near doubling of the national debt from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to nearly $20 trillion in 2016. The amount of this debt that is publicly held -- that is, the portion that requires financing on the capital markets -- is $14 trillion.
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on Food Stamps : As a primary component of the social safety net, SNAP -- formerly Food Stamps -- has grown significantly in the past decade.
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on food supplies : Everyone believes in and supports safe food supplies and clean air and water. But the agencies of the Federal Government have gone way beyond what was originally intended by the Congress.
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on foreign aid : • A new foundation that places America first by returning more American dollars home and ensuring foreign aid supports American interests and values.
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on GDP : Relative to GDP, these deficits were the largest seen since the Nation was on an all-out war footing during World War II. on GDP : From the end of 2007 to the end of 2016, real GDP grew by 12.1 percent, but real wages grew by only 7.7 percent.
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on GDP : Under this plan, the debt will continue to fall both in nominal dollars and as a share of GDP beyond that point, putting us on a path to repay the debt in full within a few decades.
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on GDP : Repealing Obamacare and its regulations on businesses will also increase employment, thereby increasing GDP and creating much needed economic growth.
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on 100% of GDP ( publicly held debt approaching ) : We are fast approaching having publicly held debt at or exceeding 100 percent of our Gross Domestic Product ( GDP ), a point at which hopes for a more prosperous future are irrevocably lost.
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on 77% of GDP, : Relative to the economy, publicly held debt at the end of last fiscal year was 77 percent of GDP, nearly double the level of 39 percent of GDP eight years earlier.
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on 60% of GDP ( public debt 10 years from now ) : As a result, by the end of the 10-year budget window, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010, when the economic policies of the last administration took effect.
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on 6.8% to 9.8% of GDP ( range of deficit ) : From 2009 to 2012, the budget ran trillion-dollar deficits ranging in size from 6.8 percent to 9.8 percent of GDP, a standard measure of the size of deficits relative to the economy.
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on 2.7% of GDP ( non-defense base in 2017 ) : For comparison, at the 2017 cap level, non-defense base budget authority is $519 billion and 2.7 percent of GDP.
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on 1.2% of GDP ( public debt in 2027 ) : As part of the plan to achieve a balanced budget by 2027, the Budget builds on this approach with a 2-penny plan that would reduce non-defense budget authority by two percent each year, to reach approximately $385 billion in 2027, or just over 1.2 percent of GDP.
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on -1% of GDP ( net exports ) : Persistent trade deficits go hand in hand with a stagnant recovery and our trade deficits have increased: net exports were about -1 percent of GDP in the early 1990s; they were -3.4 percent of GDP in 2016.
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on Government reform plan : The result will be a comprehensive Government reform plan that eliminates unnecessary, overlapping, outdated and ineffective programs.
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on Great Recession : In December 2007, before the start of the Great Recession, the labor force participation (LFP) rate was 66.0 percent. At the end of 2016, over seven years after the end of the recession, the participation rate was 62.7 percent.
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on Great Recession : Recent Federal budgets tell the story of a persistent and unresolved national crisis. During the Great Recession, the Federal budget deficit rose to unprecedented heights as revenue fell and spending rose sharply.
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on Gross Domestic Product : We are fast approaching having publicly held debt at or exceeding 100 percent of our Gross Domestic Product ( GDP ), a point at which hopes for a more prosperous future are irrevocably lost.
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on growth : The President's Budget proposes the following bold steps to spark faster economic growth, balance the budget within 10 years, and finance important new priorities.
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on growth : To promote safety and prosperity for all Americans, we need to reprioritize Federal spending as we change the policies that have stifled economic growth.
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on growth : Repealing Obamacare and its regulations on businesses will also increase employment, thereby increasing GDP and creating much needed economic growth.
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on Growth : III. How to Make Things Right: New Policies for Jobs and Growth and New Spending Priorities 8
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on growth : From World War II to 2007, the average fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter growth rate was 3.5 percent. Over the last nine years, average growth has been 1.3 percent.
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on growth : Productivity growth is also down from historical averages. Productivity growth ( defined as growth in real output per labor hour ) has averaged 0.5 percent per year over 2011-2016.
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on growth : Burdensome Federal Regulation. Until the new Administration took office this year, the regulatory state had continued to grow and impede growth in the economy.
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on growth : The capital stock is an important determinant of labor productivity, and weak growth in labor productivity in recent years reinforces the need for more investment.
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on GROWTH : III. HOW TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT: NEW POLICIES FOR JOBS AND GROWTH AND NEW SPENDING PRIORITIES
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on Growth : New Policies for Jobs and Growth
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on growth rate : From World War II to 2007, the average fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter growth rate was 3.5 percent. Over the last nine years, average growth has been 1.3 percent.
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on healthcare : Health Reform. We need to enable Americans to buy the healthcare they need at a price they can afford.
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on health care : • A new foundation of federalism that trusts States to help manage America's health care.
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on health care market : The Administration also supports State flexibility and control to create a free and open health care market and will continue to empower States to make decisions that work best for their markets.
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on health insurance coverage : The Administration is committed to providing needed flexibility to issuers to help attract healthy consumers to enroll in health insurance coverage, improve the risk pool and bring stability and certainty to the individual and small group markets, while increasing the options for patients and providers.
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on Health Insurance Exchanges : In light of these goals, the Budget promotes efficient operations and only funds critical activities for the Health Insurance Exchanges.
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on Health Reform : Health Reform. We need to enable Americans to buy the healthcare they need at a price they can afford.
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on Health Savings Accounts : The President supports a repeal and replace approach that improves Medicaid's sustainability and targets resources to those most in need, eliminates Obamacare's onerous taxes and mandates, provides funding for States to stabilize markets and ensure a smooth transition away from Obamacare, and helps Americans purchase the coverage they want through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts.
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on HHS : While HHS is appropriated funds specifically for refugee benefits, many others, including SNAP and Medicaid, are unallocated to refugees.
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on Historic Debt : The Dangerous Combination of Historic Debt and Economic Stagnation 8
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on Homeland Security : The Budget also meets the need to materially increase funding for border security, immigration enforcement, and law enforcement at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
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on homeownership : • Protect homeownership, charitable giving and retirement saving.
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on households : We need family friendly policies that acknowledge the reality of dual income households.
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on immigrants, : In that regard, the Budget supports reforming the U.S. immigration system to encourage: merit-based admissions for legal immigrants ending the entry of illegal immigrants, and a substantial reduction in refugees slotted for domestic resettlement.
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on immigrants : Census data show that current U.S. immigration policy results in a large numbers of residents and citizens who struggle to become financially independent and instead rely on Government benefits financed by taxpayers. In 2012, the census reported that 51 percent of all households headed by immigrants received payments from at least one welfare or low-income assistance program. In addition, participation in welfare programs among immigrant-headed households varies by education level.
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on immigration : Invest in Law Enforcement. The Budget provides critical resources for DOJ to confront terrorism, reduce violent crime, tackle the Nation's opioid epidemic, and combat illegal immigration.
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on Immigration : Immigration Reform. We must reform immigration policy so that it serves our national interest.
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on Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on immigration enforcement : The Budget also meets the need to materially increase funding for border security, immigration enforcement, and law enforcement at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
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on immigration judges : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on immigration policy : • A new foundation for immigration policy that serves the national interest and the American taxpayer.
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on immigration system : In that regard, the Budget supports reforming the U.S. immigration system to encourage: merit-based admissions for legal immigrants, ending the entry of illegal immigrants, and a substantial reduction in refugees slotted for domestic resettlement.
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on Improper Payments : Reduce Improper Payments Government-Wide. For the past few years, improper payments have been rising, and the Budget helps fulfill the President's promise to crack down on these improper Government payments.
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on incomes : Tax Reform and Simplification. We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth.
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on individual income tax : • Lower individual income tax rates.
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on infrastructure, : As this Budget returns us to economic prosperity, it will also allow us to fund additional priorities, including infrastructure, student loan reform, and initiatives to help working families such as paid parental leave.
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on infrastructure. : The Budget prioritizes readiness, funding critical shipyard requirements, accelerating depot maintenance and weapon system sustainment, enhancing training, growing our cyber workforce and capabilities, and restoring degraded infrastructure.
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on infrastructure initiative, : Under the auspices of the infrastructure initiative, through administrative, regulatory, and legislative changes, the Administration will work to streamline and rationalize the permitting process while maintaining opportunities for meaningful public input and protecting the environment.
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on infrastructure projects : Burdensome Permitting Process. As major infrastructure projects are proposed, Federal agencies are responsible for reviewing potential impacts on safety, security, communities, and the environment.
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on investment : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on investments, : Reduced Federal borrowing on the capital markets also frees up capital to flow to productivity-enhancing investments, leading to igher economic growth.
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on issuers : The Administration is committed to providing needed flexibility to issuers to help attract healthy consumers to enroll in health insurance coverage, improve the risk pool and bring stability and certainty to the individual and small group markets, while increasing the options for patients and providers.
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on job : Due to the slow recovery and over-burdened job creators, American workers and their families have not seen significant gains in their wages in recent years.
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on jobs. : • A new foundation of policies to produce new American jobs.
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on Jobs. : Trade Deals That Have Exported American Jobs. All across America, there are cities and towns devastated by unfair trade policies.
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on jobs. : We need trade practices that will stimulate American exports and jobs.
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on Jobs : New Policies for Jobs and Growth 9
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on jobs : Horrible trade deals from prior administrations have stripped wealth and jobs from our Nation.
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on jobs : As long as our corporate tax rate is well above other nations, businesses will have the incentive to locate overseas, and America will continue to lose out on both jobs and tax revenue.
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on JOBS : III. HOW TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT: NEW POLICIES FOR JOBS AND GROWTH AND NEW SPENDING PRIORITIES
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on Jobs : New Policies for Jobs and Growth
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on job creation : • Reduce the tax rate on American businesses in order to fuel job creation and economic growth.
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on job reation : Delays and uncertainty in project review timelines can affect critical financing and siting decisions; postpone needed upgrades, replacements, or new development; and ultimately, delay job reation and negatively affect American competitiveness.
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on joint session : On February 28, I spoke to a joint session of the Congress about what we need to do to begin a new chapter of American Greatness.
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on Joint Strike Fighters : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on Judges : For instance, the Budget proposes to hold fraud facilitators liable for overpayments and, instead of the automatic current lifetime appointment for Federal staff reviewing applications, the Budget proposes a probationary period for all new Administrative Law Judges hired.
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on Justice. : The Budget also meets the need to materially increase funding for border security, immigration enforcement, and law enforcement at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
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on labor : The capital stock is an important determinant of labor productivity, and weak growth in labor productivity in recent years reinforces the need for more investment.
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on labor force : Millions of Americans are too discouraged to remain in the labor force or are being forced to work part-time.
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on labor force : This is not solely a reflection of an aging population. Even amongst "prime-age" workers ( those aged 25 to 54 years ), participation in the labor force has declined, from 83.1 percent at the end of 2007, to 81.5 percent at the end of 2016.
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on labor force : The greatest waste is when the Government is not doing enough to enable individuals to remain in the labor force -- incentives and pathways to recover from a temporary disability and return to work.
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on labor force participation (LFP) : In December 2007, before the start of the Great Recession, the labor force participation (LFP) rate was 66.0 percent. At the end of 2016, over seven years after the end of the recession, the participation rate was 62.7 percent.
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on labor productivity, : The capital stock is an important determinant of labor productivity, and weak growth in labor productivity in recent years reinforces the need for more investment. on law enforcement : The Budget also meets the need to materially increase funding for border security, immigration enforcement, and law enforcement at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
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on legislative changes, : Under the auspices of the infrastructure initiative, through administrative, regulatory, and legislative changes, the Administration will work to streamline and rationalize the permitting process while maintaining opportunities for meaningful public input and protecting the environment.
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on Light Duty Fuel Economy : This included several environmental regulations, such as the Light Duty Fuel Economy regulations and the Power Plant Mercury regulations that each had estimated compliance costs approaching or exceeding $10 billion per year.
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on low-income families : Combined, these reforms will reduce SNAP expenditures while maintaining the basic assistance low-income families need to weather hard times.
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on management : Some agencies may find the greatest efficiencies come from insourcing or reducing management layers while others will want to review programs, shared service and outsourcing options, or restructuring.
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on managers : It is often heard that managers are unable to function at an optimal level, given unnecessary layers of disjointed guidance, policy, and regulation.
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on Marines : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on Marine Corps : Fill Critical Gaps and Build Warfighting readiness. The Administration inherited the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy and Marine Corps facing shortfalls in maintenance and equipment procurement, and the smallest Air Force with the oldest planes in history.
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on Marine Corps : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on Medicaid's sustainability : The President supports a repeal and replace approach that improves Medicaid's sustainability and targets resources to those most in need, eliminates Obamacare's onerous taxes and mandates, provides funding for States to stabilize markets and ensure a smooth transition away from Obamacare, and helps Americans purchase the coverage they want through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts.
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on Medicaid, : Additionally, Medicaid, which inadequately serves enrollees and taxpayers, must be reformed to allow States to manage their own programs, with continued financial support from the Federal Government.
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on Medicaid : While HHS is appropriated funds specifically for refugee benefits, many others, including SNAP and Medicaid, are unallocated to refugees.
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on Medicaid. : Reform Medicaid. To realign financial incentives and provide stability to both Federal and State budgets, the Budget proposes to reform Medicaid by giving States the choice between a per capita cap and a block grant and empowering States to innovate and prioritize Medicaid dollars to the most vulnerable populations.
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on MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT : THE BUDGET MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT
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on military : This defense funding is vital to rebuilding, modernizing, and preparing our Armed Forces for the future so that our military remains the world's preeminent fighting force and we can continue to ensure peace through strength.
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on military : Over the same period, our military has become smaller, and deferred training, maintenance, and modernization have degraded its ability to prepare for future war while sustaining current operations.
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on military : These funds will begin years of increased investment to end the depletion of our military and build warfighting readiness.
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on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act :
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on military forces : These resources provide for the military forces needed to conduct ongoing operations, deter potential adversaries, and protect the security of the United States.
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on million : The Budget provides mandatory funding to extend the Veterans Choice Program, enabling eligible veterans to receive timely care, close to home. As of April 2017, veterans have completed over 8.7 million appointments through the Choice Program.
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on national debt : While our national debt has soared, our economic growth has been historically abysmal.
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on National Defense Strategy. : The President's Budget ends this depletion and begins to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces, laying the groundwork for a larger, more capable, and more lethal joint force consistent with a new National Defense Strategy.
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on National Institutes of Health's(NIH) : Support the Highest Priority Biomedical Research and Development. The Budget institutes policies to ensure that Federal resources maximally support the highest priority biomedical science by reducing reimbursement of indirect costs (and thus focusing a higher percentage of spending on direct research costs) and implementing changes to the National Institutes of Health's(NIH) structure to improve efficiencies in the research enterprise.
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on national security : In these dangerous times, our increased attention to public safety and national security sends a clear message to the world -- a message of American strength and resolve.
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on Navy, : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on Navy : Fill Critical Gaps and Build Warfighting readiness. The Administration inherited the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy and Marine Corps facing shortfalls in maintenance and equipment procurement, and the smallest Air Force with the oldest planes in history.
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on New Foundation-for American Greatness : A New Foundation-for American Greatness is not just the title of this Budget. It is a bold and specific set of policy and budgetary initiatives that tackle many of the problems ignored or exacerbated by previous administrations.
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on NIH : In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH will develop policies to reduce the burden of regulation on recipients of NIH funding consistent with the Administration's initiatives on regulatory reform and the goals articulated for the new Research Policy Board established in the 21st Century Cures Act.
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on Obamacare, : Repeal and Replace Obamacare. The Budget includes $250 billion in deficit savings associated with health care reform as part of the President's commitment to rescue Americans from the failures of Obamacare, and to expand choice, increase access, and lower premiums.
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on Obamacare. : The Administration applauds the House's passage of the American Health Care Act and is committed to working with the Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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on Obamacare : To this end, we must repeal Obamacare and its burdensome regulations and mandates, and replace it with a framework that restores choice and competition.
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on Obamacare : Repealing Obamacare and its regulations on businesses will also increase employment, thereby increasing GDP and creating much needed economic growth.
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on Obamacare : • Repeal the 3.8 percent Obamacare surcharge on capital gains and dividends, which further hinders capital formation.
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on Obama Administration. : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on Office of Management and Budget : During the first 100 days of this Administration, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance that takes steps to implement the President's charge to reorganize agencies and reduce the Federal workforce to begin the work of creating a leaner, more accountable, less intrusive, and more effective Government.
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on opioid abuse. : The Budget also invests significant resources in efforts to combat opioid abuse.
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on opioid epidemic, : Invest in Law Enforcement. The Budget provides critical resources for DOJ to confront terrorism, reduce violent crime, tackle the Nation's opioid epidemic, and combat illegal immigration.
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on outsourcing : Some agencies may find the greatest efficiencies come from insourcing or reducing management layers while others will want to review programs, shared service and outsourcing options, or restructuring.
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on overseas profits : • And, end the penalty on American businesses by transitioning to a territorial system of taxation, enabling these businesses to repatriate their newly earned overseas profits without incurring additional taxes.
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on parental leave. : As this Budget returns us to economic prosperity, it will also allow us to fund additional priorities, including infrastructure, student loan reform, and initiatives to help working families such as paid parental leave
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on parental leave programs : Using the Unemployment Insurance ( UI ) system as a base, the proposal will allow States to establish paid parental leave programs in a way that is most appropriate for their workforce and economy.
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on Pell Grant support : Year-Round Pell gives students the opportunity to earn a third semester of Pell Grant support during an academic year, boosting total Pell Grant aid by $1.5 billion in 2018 for approximately 900,000 students.
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on -1 percent ( trade deficit ) : Persistent trade deficits go hand in hand with a stagnant recovery and our trade deficits have increased: net exports were about -1 percent of GDP in the early 1990s; they were -3.4 percent of GDP in 2016.
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on 0.5 percent ( growth of hourly wages ) : In 2016, real hourly wages for production workers grew by only 0.5 percent (on a December-over-December basis).
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on 0.5 percent ( productivity growth average ) : Productivity growth is also down from historical averages. Productivity growth ( defined as growth in real output per labor hour ) has averaged 0.5 percent per year over 2011-2016.
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on 1.3 percent ( growth rate over last 9 years ) : From World War II to 2007, the average fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter growth rate was 3.5 percent. Over the last nine years, average growth has been 1.3 percent.
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on 3.5 percent ( growth rate upto 2007 ) : From World War II to 2007, the average fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter growth rate was 3.5 percent. Over the last nine years, average growth has been 1.3 percent.
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on 3.8 percent ( Obamacare surcharge on capital gains ) : Repeal the 3.8 3.8 percent Obamacare surcharge on capital gains and dividends, which further hinders capital formation.
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on 12.1 percent ( GDP growth ) : From the end of 2007 to the end of 2016, real GDP grew by 12.1 percent, but real wages grew by only 7.7 percent.
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on 13.5 percent ( Americans living in poverty ) : In 2015, 13.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty, higher than in 2007. The poverty rate among children was even higher, 19.7 percent in 2015, compared to 18 percent in 2007.
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on 35.0 percent ( Federal corporate income tax ) : While the Federal corporate income tax in the United States is 35.0 percent, after including State taxes, the rate is 38.9 percent.
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on permitting and review : Up to 18 Federal agencies and 35 bureaus are responsible for individual, independent permitting and review decisions. on permitting and review process : Projects that are particularly large and complex, or that have significant environmental impacts, are often in the permitting and review process for several years.
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on Permitting Process. : Burdensome Permitting Process. As major infrastructure projects are proposed, Federal agencies are responsible for reviewing potential impacts on safety, security, communities, and the environment.
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on permitting process : Under the auspices of the infrastructure initiative, through administrative, regulatory, and legislative changes, the Administration will work to streamline and rationalize the permitting process while maintaining opportunities for meaningful public input and protecting the environment.
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on Policies : New Policies for Jobs and Growth 9
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on policies : Our Nation must make substantial changes to the policies and spending priorities of the previous administration if our citizens are to be safe and prosperous in the future.
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on POLICIES : III. HOW TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT: NEW POLICIES FOR JOBS AND GROWTH AND NEW SPENDING PRIORITIES
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on policies : We need family friendly policies that acknowledge the reality of dual income households.
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on Policies : New Policies for Jobs and Growth
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on Policies for Jobs : III. How to Make Things Right: New Policies for Jobs and Growth and New Spending Priorities 8
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on poverty, : In 2015, 13.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty, higher than in 2007. The poverty rate among children was even higher, 19.7 percent in 2015, compared to 18 percent in 2007.
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on Power Plant Mercury : This included several environmental regulations, such as the Light Duty Fuel Economy regulations and the Power Plant Mercury regulations that each had estimated compliance costs approaching or exceeding $10 billion per year.
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on productivity : The capital stock is an important determinant of labor productivity, and weak growth in labor productivity in recent years reinforces the need for more investment.
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on Productivity growth : Productivity growth is also down from historical averages. Productivity growth ( defined as growth in real output per labor hour ) has averaged 0.5 percent per year over 2011-2016.
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on productivity growth : Over the years 1948 to 2007, average annual productivity growth was 2.3 percent.
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on public safety : In these dangerous times, our increased attention to public safety and national security sends a clear message to the world -- a message of American strength and resolve.
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on Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, : To support this streamlined pathway to debt relief for undergraduate borrowers, and to generate savings that help put the Nation on a more sustainable fiscal path, the Budget eliminates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, establishes reforms to guarantee that all borrowers in IDR pay an equitable share of their income, and eliminates subsidized loans. These reforms will reduce inefficiencies in the student loan program and focus assistance on needy undergraduate student borrowers instead of high-income, high-balance graduate borrowers. All student loan proposals apply to loans originated on or after July 1, 2018, except those provided to borrowers to finish their current course of study.
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on recession, : In December 2007, before the start of the Great Recession, the labor force participation (LFP) rate was 66.0 percent. At the end of 2016, over seven years after the end of the recession, the participation rate was 62.7 percent.
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on recession, : From 2013 to 2016, deficits diminished from the trillion-dollar peaks, but still remained between $400 and $700 billion. These deficits were still above historical levels prior to the recession, despite coming years after the recession ended.
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on recession. : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on recession. : As expected, SNAP participation grew to historic levels during the recession.
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on recession : Overall growth of the economy was subpar even before the last recession and recovery from that recession has been weak.
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on recession : That would mean the publicly held debt will continue to mushroom and soon place the Nation in uncharted fiscal territory, unable to weather unexpected events such as recession or war, and vulnerable to fiscal and economic crises.
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on recession : However, despite improvements in unemployment since the recession ended, SNAP participation remains persistently high.
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on recovery : Overall growth of the economy was subpar even before the last recession and recovery from that recession has been weak.
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on recovery : Persistent trade deficits go hand in hand with a stagnant recovery and our trade deficits have increased: net exports were about -1 percent of GDP in the early 1990s; they were -3.4 percent of GDP in 2016.
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on recovery : Due to the slow recovery and over-burdened job creators, American workers and their families have not seen significant gains in their wages in recent years.
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on refugees : A large proportion of entrants arriving as refugees have minimal levels of education, presenting particular fiscal costs.
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on refugees : The survey also showed that of refugees who arrived in the prior five years nearly 50 percent were on Medicaid in 2015, 45 percent received cash assistance, and 75 percent received benefits from SNAP.
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on refugee benefits, : While HHS is appropriated funds specifically for refugee benefits, many others, including SNAP and Medicaid, are unallocated to refugees. on refugee spending : The paradoxical effect of refugee spending is that the larger the number the United States admits for domestic resettlement, the fewer people the United States is able to help overall; each refugee admitted into the United States comes at the expense of helping a potentially greater number out of country.
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on Regulation : Burdensome Federal Regulation. Until the new Administration took office this year, the regulatory state had continued to grow and impede growth in the economy.
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on regulation : • A new foundation of restraint that limits Government regulation and intrusion.
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on regulations, : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on regulations. : For example, overthe 10 years ending in 2016, non-independent agencies added between $78-$115 billion in estimated annual costs through the finalization of new regulations.
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on Regulations : Roll Back Burdensome Regulations. The American people deserve a regulatory system that works for them, not against them -- a system that is both effective and efficient.
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on regulations : The true impact of regulations during this time was undoubtedly higher, as regulations issued by the so-called "independent agencies" are not included in this total.
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on regulations : This included several environmental regulations, such as the Light Duty Fuel Economy regulations and the Power Plant Mercury regulations that each had estimated compliance costs approaching or exceeding $10 billion per year.
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on regulations : Each year, however, Federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations that, taken together, impose substantial burdens on American consumers and businesses big and small. These burdens function much like taxes that unnecessarily inhibit growth and employment.
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on regulations : Federal agencies responded by pulling back over 60 so-called "midnight" regulations from being issued and continue to take a very close look at those published, but not yet in effect.
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on Regulatory Freeze. : Launch a Regulatory Freeze. On January 20, 2017, the President's Chief of Staff issued a memorandum to all agencies, directing them to pull back any regulations that had been sent to, but not yet published by, the Office of the Federal Register;
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on regulatory reform : In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH will develop policies to reduce the burden of regulation on recipients of NIH funding consistent with the Administration's initiatives on regulatory reform and the goals articulated for the new Research Policy Board established in the 21st Century Cures Act.
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on Regulatory Rollback. : Regulatory Rollback. We must eliminate every outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective Federal regulation, and move aggressively to build regulatory frameworks that stimulate -- rather than stagnate -- job creation.
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on regulatory systems : We need to incentivize business investment and reform the tax and regulatory systems that have been headwinds for growth.
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on Repeal and Replace Obamacare. : Repeal and Replace Obamacare. The Budget includes $250 billion in deficit savings associated with health care reform as part of the President's commitment to rescue Americans from the failures of Obamacare, and to expand choice, increase access, and lower premiums.
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on Research Policy Board : In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH will develop policies to reduce the burden of regulation on recipients of NIH funding consistent with the Administration's initiatives on regulatory reform and the goals articulated for the new Research Policy Board established in the 21st Century Cures Act.
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on retirees. : Consistent with the goal of reining in Federal Government spending in many areas, as well as to bring Federal retirement benefits more in line with the private sector, adjustments to reduce the long-term costs associated with these benefits are included in this Budget. These proposals include increasing employee payments to the defined benefit Federal Employee Retirement System pension such that the employee will generally be paying the same amount as the employing agency, and reducing or eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for existing and future retirees.
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on retirement : Reform Federal Employees Retirement Benefits. The employee retirement landscape continues to evolve as private companies are providing less compensation in the form of retirement benefits.
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on retirement benefits. : The shift away from defined benefit programs and cost-of-living adjustments for annuitants is part of that evolution. By comparison, the Federal Government continues to offer a very generous package of retirement benefits.
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on retirement saving. : • Protect homeownership, charitable giving and retirement saving.
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on revenue : Recent Federal budgets tell the story of a persistent and unresolved national crisis. During the Great Recession, the Federal budget deficit rose to unprecedented heights as revenue fell and spending rose sharply.
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on rulemaking, : The hallmark feature of these regulations has been a mind-numbing complexity that minimizes the understanding of what constitutes compliance, and maximizes the opportunity for arbitrary and ad hoc bureaucratic decision-making, often through vehicles that may not be a legitimate substitute for notice-and-comment rulemaking, such as guidance and interpretive documents.
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on Sailors, : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on sanctuary jurisdictions : Increases of $188 million are included to address violent and gun-related crime in communities across the Nation and to target transnational criminal organizations and drug traffickers. As part of this increase, $103 million is added to maintain and expand capacity to fight against opioids and other illicit drugs. Further, DOJ will take steps to mitigate the risk that sanctuary jurisdictions pose to public safety.
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on science : Support the Highest Priority Biomedical Research and Development. The Budget institutes policies to ensure that Federal resources maximally support the highest priority biomedical science by reducing reimbursement of indirect costs (and thus focusing a higher percentage of spending on direct research costs) and implementing changes to the National Institutes of Health's(NIH) structure to improve efficiencies in the research enterprise.
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on security : These resources provide for the military forces needed to conduct ongoing operations, deter potential adversaries, and protect the security of the United States.
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on service the debt. : Bringing the budget into surplus and reducing the level of debt sets up a virtuous cycle in which fewer tax dollars are needed to service the debt.
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on ships : The Navy continues to increase its ship count, with the acquisition of eight new battle force ships funded in 2018.
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on shipyard : The Budget prioritizes readiness, funding critical shipyard requirements, accelerating depot maintenance and weapon system sustainment, enhancing training, growing our cyber workforce and capabilities, and restoring degraded infrastructure.
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on small business owners : • And, abolish the death tax, which penalizes farmers and small business owners who want to pass their family enterprises on to their children.
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on SNAP. : The survey also showed that of refugees who arrived in the prior five years nearly 50 percent were on Medicaid in 2015, 45 percent received cash assistance, and 75 percent received benefits from SNAP.
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on SNAP : As a primary component of the social safety net, SNAP -- formerly Food Stamps -- has grown significantly in the past decade.
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on SNAP : As expected, SNAP participation grew to historic levels during the recession.
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on SNAP : However, despite improvements in unemployment since the recession ended, SNAP participation remains persistently high.
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on SNAP : The Budget proposes a series of reforms to SNAP that close eligibility loopholes, target benefits to the neediest households, and require able-bodied adults to work.
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on SNAP : While HHS is appropriated funds specifically for refugee benefits, many others, including SNAP and Medicaid, are unallocated to refugees.
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on SNAP expenditures : Combined, these reforms will reduce SNAP expenditures while maintaining the basic assistance low-income families need to weather hard times.
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on SNAP reforms : The Budget also proposes SNAP reforms that will re-balance the State-Federal partnership in providing benefits by establishing a State match for benefit costs.
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on Social Security Number : The Budget also proposes to require a Social Security Number ( SSN ) that is valid for work in order to claim the CTC and EITC. Under current law, individuals who do not have SSNs valid for work can claim the CTC, including the refundable portion of the credit.
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on Soldiers, : In 2018, the Budget provides for 56,400 more Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines than the end strength planned by the Obama Administration.
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on special interest : • Eliminate most special interest tax breaks to make the tax code more equitable, more efficient, and to help pay for lower business tax rates.
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on Spending. : Reductions in Federal Spending. We must scrutinize every dollar the Federal Government spends.
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on spending : To unleash the power of American work and creativity -- and drive opportunity and faster economic growth -- we must reprioritize Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people.
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on spending : Recent Federal budgets tell the story of a persistent and unresolved national crisis. During the Great Recession, the Federal budget deficit rose to unprecedented heights as revenue fell and spending rose sharply.
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on spending : To promote safety and prosperity for all Americans, we need to reprioritize Federal spending as we change the policies that have stifled economic growth.
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on spending : Control Federal Spending. The first step is to bring Federal spending under control and return the Federal budget to balance within 10 years.
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on spending : The following are a few of the ways we will bring spending under control:
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on Spending Priorities : III. How to Make Things Right: New Policies for Jobs and Growth and New Spending Priorities 8
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on spending priorities : Our Nation must make substantial changes to the policies and spending priorities of the previous administration if our citizens are to be safe and prosperous in the future.
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on SPENDING PRIORITIES : III. HOW TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT: NEW POLICIES FOR JOBS AND GROWTH AND NEW SPENDING PRIORITIES
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on SSN : The Budget also proposes to require a Social Security Number ( SSN ) that is valid for work in order to claim the CTC and EITC. Under current law, individuals who do not have SSNs valid for work can claim the CTC, including the refundable portion of the credit.
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on SSNs : In addition, this proposal fixes gaps in current administrative practice for EITC filers that allowed some people with SSNs that are not valid for work to still claim the EITC.
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on STAGNANT ECONOMY : II. WHAT WENT WRONG: INHERITING $20 TRILLION IN DEBT AND A BROKEN, STAGNANT ECONOMY
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on standard deduction : • Expand the standard deduction and help families struggling with child and dependent care expenses.
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on State budgets, : Reform Medicaid. To realign financial incentives and provide stability to both Federal and State budgets, the Budget proposes to reform Medicaid by giving States the choice between a per capita cap and a block grant and empowering States to innovate and prioritize Medicaid dollars to the most vulnerable populations.
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on State taxes, : While the Federal corporate income tax in the United States is 35.0 percent, after including State taxes, the rate is 38.9 percent.
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on student loan : As this Budget returns us to economic prosperity, it will also allow us to fund additional priorities, including infrastructure, student loan reform, and initiatives to help working families such as paid parental leave.
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on Student Loan Programs. : Reform Student Loan Programs. In recent years, income-driven repayment ( IDR ) plans, which offer student borrowers the option of making affordable monthly payments based on factors such as income and family size, have grown in popularity.
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on Super Hornets. : For example, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps would buy 84 new fighter aircraft in 2018, including 70 Joint Strike Fighters and 14 Super Hornets.
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on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) : In doing so, this Budget includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reforms that tighten eligibility and encourage work, and proposals that strengthen child support and limit the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to those who are authorized to work in the United States.
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on Support : Support Families and Children 20
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on Table of Contents : Table of Contents
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on tax : We need to incentivize business investment and reform the tax and regulatory systems that have been headwinds for growth.
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on tax : This transition would include a one-time repatriation tax on already accumulated overseas income.
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on taxation, : • And, end the penalty on American businesses by transitioning to a territorial system of taxation, enabling these businesses to repatriate their newly earned overseas profits without incurring additional taxes.
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on taxes, : Low Business Investment. Due to high taxes, high regulations, and poor economic policies, real private nonresidential fixed investment has grown by only 1.3 percent each year ( on a fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter basis) since 2007, compared to 4.9 percent annually before the recession.
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on taxes. : • And, end the penalty on American businesses by transitioning to a territorial system of taxation, enabling these businesses to repatriate their newly earned overseas profits without incurring additional taxes.
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on taxes : Each year, however, Federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations that, taken together, impose substantial burdens on American consumers and businesses big and small. These burdens function much like taxes that unnecessarily inhibit growth and employment.
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on taxes : Additional State and local funding for services, including public education, is not captured in the Federal budget, nor are local and State taxes collected from refugees to the Federal Government.
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on taxpayer. : • A new foundation for immigration policy that serves the national interest and the American taxpayer.
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on taxpayer : Just as families decide how to manage limited budgets, we must ensure the Federal Government spends precious taxpayer dollars only on our highest national priorities, and always in the most efficient, effective manner.
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on taxpayers : • End the burdensome alternative minimum tax, which requires many taxpayers to calculate their taxes twice.
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on taxpayer resources. : Once the net effect of immigration on the Federal Budget is more clearly illustrated, the American public can be better informed about options for improving policy outcomes and saving taxpayer resources.
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on tax breaks : • Eliminate most special interest tax breaks to make the tax code more equitable, more efficient, and to help pay for lower business tax rates.
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on tax code : • Eliminate most special interest tax breaks to make the tax code more equitable, more efficient, and to help pay for lower business tax rates.
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on tax rate : Highest Business Taxes in the World. The corporate tax rate in the United States is the highest in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and one of the highest in the world.
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on tax rate : • Reduce the tax rate on American businesses in order to fuel job creation and economic growth.
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on Tax Reform : Tax Reform and Simplification. We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth.
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on tax revenue. : As long as our corporate tax rate is well above other nations, businesses will have the incentive to locate overseas, and America will continue to lose out on both jobs and tax revenue.
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on tax system, : We must also simplify our tax system, so that individuals and businesses do not waste countless hours and resources simply paying their taxes.
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on tax system : Going forward, the President is committed to continue working with the Congress and other stakeholders to carefully and deliberatively build on these principles to create a tax system that is fair, simple, and efficient -- one that puts Americans back to work and puts America first.
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on terrorism, : This includes a $52 billion increase for the DOD, as well as $2 billion of increases for other national defense programs. Since defense sequestration was first triggered in 2013, the world has grown more dangerous due to rising terrorism, destabilizing technology, and increasingly aggressive potential adversaries.
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on title of this Budget. : A New Foundation-for American Greatness is not just the title of this Budget. It is a bold and specific set of policy and budgetary initiatives that tackle many of the problems ignored or exacerbated by previous administrations.
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on towns : Trade Deals That Have Exported American Jobs. All across America, there are cities and towns devastated by unfair trade policies.
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on trade : We need trade practices that will stimulate American exports and jobs.
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on Trade Deals : Trade Deals That Have Exported American Jobs. All across America, there are cities and towns devastated by unfair trade policies.
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on trade deals : Horrible trade deals from prior administrations have stripped wealth and jobs from our Nation.
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on trade deficits : Persistent trade deficits go hand in hand with a stagnant recovery and our trade deficits have increased: net exports were about -1 percent of GDP in the early 1990s; they were -3.4 percent of GDP in 2016.
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on troops : These troops are needed to fill gaps in or combat formations, man essential units previously scheduled for divestment, and provide critical enablers.
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on unemployment : However, despite improvements in unemployment since the recession ended, SNAP participation remains persistently high.
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on Unemployment Insurance : Using the Unemployment Insurance ( UI ) system as a base, the proposal will allow States to establish paid parental leave programs in a way that is most appropriate for their workforce and economy.
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on Unemployment Trust Fund : he proposal is fully offset by a package of sensible reforms to the UI system -- including reforms to reduce improper payments, help unemployed workers find jobs more quickly, and encourage States to maintain reserves in their Unemployment Trust Fund accounts.
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on VA : The Administration will work with the Congress to improve this program and implement bold change so that the Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) continues to provide the services and choices veterans have earned.
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on VA : Through these tradeoffs, VA will focus its budgetary resources on providing veterans with the most efficient and effective care and benefits.
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on veterans, : This Budget also increases funding to take care of our great veterans, who have served their country with such honor and distinction.
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on violent offenders : It follows through on my promise to focus on keeping Americans safe, keeping terrorists out of our Nation, and putting violent offenders behind bars.
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on wages : Due to the slow recovery and over-burdened job creators, American workers and their families have not seen significant gains in their wages in recent years.
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on wages : From the end of 2007 to the end of 2016, real GDP grew by 12.1 percent, but real wages grew by only 7.7 percent.
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on wages : In 2016, real hourly wages for production workers grew by only 0.5 percent (on a December-over-December basis).
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on wall, : These funding increases will provide additional resources for a southern border wall, expanded detention capacity, and initiatives to reduce violent crime, as well as more immigration judges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and Border Patrol agents.
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on Wall Street Reform : These "independent agencies" issue the majority of burdensome financial regulations, including the vast majority of the cost of compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ( the Dodd-Frank Act ).
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on war, : That would mean the publicly held debt will continue to mushroom and soon place the Nation in uncharted fiscal territory, unable to weather unexpected events such as recession or war, and vulnerable to fiscal and economic crises.
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on Warfighting readiness. : Fill Critical Gaps and Build Warfighting readiness. The Administration inherited the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy and Marine Corps facing shortfalls in maintenance and equipment procurement, and the smallest Air Force with the oldest planes in history.
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on warfighting readiness. : These funds will begin years of increased investment to end the depletion of our military and build warfighting readiness.
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on wealth : Horrible trade deals from prior administrations have stripped wealth and jobs from our Nation.
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on weapons systems. : Funds also recapitalize, modernize, and enhance weapons systems.
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on weapon system : The Budget prioritizes readiness, funding critical shipyard requirements, accelerating depot maintenance and weapon system sustainment, enhancing training, growing our cyber workforce and capabilities, and restoring degraded infrastructure.
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on Welfare Reform. : Welfare Reform. We must reform our welfare system so that it does not discourage able-bodied adults from working, which takes away scarce resources from those in real need.
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on Welfare Reform. : Provide a Path Toward Welfare Reform. The Budget provides a path toward welfare reform, particularly to encourage those individuals dependent on the Government to return to the workforce.
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on welfare reform : • A new foundation that creates a pathway to welfare reform that is focused on promoting work and lifting people out of poverty.
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on work : To unleash the power of American work and creativity -- and drive opportunity and faster economic growth -- we must reprioritize Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people.
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on worker : • And, a new foundation of focus on the forgotten American worker who now has an advocate in the Oval Office.
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on workers, : We will adopt commonsense proposals that protect American workers, reduce burdens on taxpayers and public resources, and focus Federal funds on underserved and disadvantaged citizens.
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on workers : Tax Reform and Simplification. We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth. on workers : Due to the slow recovery and over-burdened job creators, American workers and their families have not seen significant gains in their wages in recent years.
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on workers : This is not solely a reflection of an aging population. Even amongst "prime-age" workers ( those aged 25 to 54 years ), participation in the labor force has declined, from 83.1 percent at the end of 2007, to 81.5 percent at the end of 2016.
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on workforce. : Provide a Path Toward Welfare Reform. The Budget provides a path toward welfare reform, particularly to encourage those individuals dependent on the Government to return to the workforce.
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on workforce : During the first 100 days of this Administration, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance that takes steps to implement the President's charge to reorganize agencies and reduce the Federal workforce to begin the work of creating a leaner, more accountable, less intrusive, and more effective Government.
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on workforce : Rather than setting arbitrary targets, the Administration tasked each agency to determine workforce levels that align with effectively and efficiently delivering its mission, including planning for funding levels in the President's Budget.
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on workforce : Using the Unemployment Insurance ( UI ) system as a base, the proposal will allow States to establish paid parental leave programs in a way that is most appropriate for their workforce and economy.
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on World War II to 2007, : From World War II to 2007, the average fourth quarter-over-fourth quarter growth rate was 3.5 percent. Over the last nine years, average growth has been 1.3 percent.
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on Year-Round Pell : Year-Round Pell gives students the opportunity to earn a third semester of Pell Grant support during an academic year, boosting total Pell Grant aid by $1.5 billion in 2018 for approximately 900,000 students.
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