If Trump gets his way…

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 16Jan2017

…then 19 federally funded programs will go away.

The Los Angeles Times has the list, which includes the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Nothing will happen until Congress and the White House make a deal, to borrow one of the president’s favorite sayings. And Reuters notes many in the GOP are bothered by what Trump has proposed, especially¬†because

The administration asked Congress for a 28 percent, or $10.9 billion, cut in State Department funding and other international programs to help pay for a 10 percent, $54 billion hike in military spending next year.

“These increases in defense come at the expense of national security,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has not hesitated to take on Trump. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who like Graham ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016, leveled similar sentiments, as did some prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Paul Ryan sidestepped reporters’ questions about whether he supported State Department cuts, saying the White House blueprint was just the start of the budget process.

Perhaps the most blunt assessment of Trump’s proposals was offered by the Washington Post. Check out the headline.

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