Trump Budget Seeks Increases for His Security and White House Spending

Trump's budget proposal, containing massive reductions for almost every helpful government program, and which is being universally trashed and has little hope in passing, does contain a few increases.

Trump is asking for more money for his security detail and his White House staff and the VP residence. Here's the form. [More...]

Mulvaney’s agency, the Office of Management and Budget, even gets a 7.7 percent increase in the White House budget request. The extra $8 million would mostly go to pay for an additional 30 full-time staff positions, which would put the total number of staff at OMB at 495. Neither the White House nor the OMB responded to inquiries about why the extra personnel would be necessary, but a senior House staffer familiar with the OMB request confirmed that the agency has asked for more money and additional staff.

Elsewhere in the budget, Trump also requests $60 million, in part to hire more Secret Service agents, who guard him and his family, as well as the multiple Trump residences outside of Washington that have to be secured at all times.

The budget also reportedly has significant math errors, to the tune of $2 Trillion.

While I'm really enjoying not having to see his face or hear his voice this week while on the Trump Family Extended Vacation, I am looking forward to the coal-raking he's facing on his return. Aside from being uninformed and poorly advised, he's got to be the most tone-deaf person to ever sit at a desk in the oval office.

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    US Court of Appeals in Richmond (4th Cir.) (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Peter G on Thu May 25, 2017 at 01:37:27 PM EST
    upholds the District of Maryland injunction against Tr*mp's Travel Ban 2.0, by an en banc vote of 10-3.  Once Ninth Cir rules on the Hawaii case, it's likely Supreme Court here we come.  (Sorry to intrude on what is not an open thread.)

    And meanwhile, Trump wants NATO members ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu May 25, 2017 at 04:20:07 PM EST
    ... to increase their respective shares of funding for their own security, in exchange for a "maybe" from the United States regarding Article 5, the alliance's universal defense pledge.

    It's JARED (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:01:58 PM EST
    turn on her tv