“Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Likely To Get Thumbs-Down From Congress”

“WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget plan for the coming fiscal year drew a prompt rejection on Monday from congressional Democrats, who said it betrayed his promise to protect popular health and safety-net programs.

The White House is expected to unveil the budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, but administration officials confirmed key figures from the document over the weekend.

The budget would fund the Republican president’s top priorities, including construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, while cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from safety net programs under the banner of welfare reform. “

Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan report for Reuters February 10, 2020.