Trump budget plan will not cut Social Security, Medicare: Mnuchin

The new Treasury secretary's comments double down on earlier statements from the Trump administration that policies such as regulatory relief and tax cuts can more than pay for themselves by leading to an increase in economic growth.

"We're going to do more with less and make the government lean and accountable to the people", Trump told a gathering of the nation's Republican and Democratic governors at the White House.

US President Donald Trump's first Budget will focus on tax reforms instead of cutting back popular entitlement programmes, according to his main economic adviser. "So don't expect to see that as part of this budget, OK", Mnuchin said.

Trump to spare US 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdown
They were sent to the heads of key agencies, including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This would be used for people who aren't considered a threat to cross the border illegally again, the memo said .

Trump talked about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and pressing for an "historic" increase in defense spending to "rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America" during unsafe times overseas and at home.

President Trump is clearly showing he's out to fulfill his campaign promises despite all the naysayers. Obamacare reform has to come first because it has such drastic effects on the tax code, the president said at a press conference prior to meeting with various governors about health care reform Monday morning.

This was Mnunchin's strongest statement on the topic to date. And former GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, the new secretary of health and human services, previously supported transforming Medicare into a voucher-type program for future recipients. It should be noted that even though the big entitlement programs won't be touched, other programs could be cut which MAY include food stamps, student loans, etc. The president is expected to preview aspects of the budget proposal in his Tuesday address to Congress.

Trump sends top diplomats to Mexico with border tensions growing
Among the issues they will discuss are border security, trade and law enforcement, said the statement. No detailed agenda has yet been released for the Mexico visit.

"That's really the focus, on personal taxes", he said. This week, he's showing the country that he is holding firm on another campaign pledge: no cuts to social security and Medicaid.

But Mnuchin again said he was only studying a House Republican border tax adjustment plan that would levy a 20% tax on imports to encourage more US -based production and exports. He will, however, reduce spending on social programs significantly.

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as VP
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