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Trump seeks to slash spending by government in Budget plan

Trump's plan is to cut taxes and trim the deficit, but analysts say lawmakers won't pass it in its current form

President Donald Trump is set to submit a raft of politically sensitive cuts in his first full Budget for the fiscal year that starts in October - a proposal that some analysts expect will be put aside by lawmakers as they craft their own Budget and spending plans.


THE White House will on Tuesday ask Republicans, who control the US Congress and the federal purse strings, to slash spending on healthcare and food-assistance programmes for the poor as it pushes ahead with its plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.

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