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President Trump's Budget: Who Gets What And What Gets Cut?

President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade. The plan isn't getting a warm reception in Congress or among many economists. They say it anticipates a level of economic growth that's being called unrealistically optimistic, and calls for cuts that are politically unpalatable for many representatives. As the budget debate begins, we look at who might benefit and who stands to suffer. Our guests are Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy at Center for American Progress, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, White House reporter for The New York Times and Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California and a member of the House budget and appropriations committees.

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