Trump hits Medicaid, food stamps in push to slash domestic spending

February 9, 2020, Politico, Catlin Emma and Jennifer Scholtes -  The president aims to reduce the deficit by $4.4 trillion over a decade, by way of about $2 trillion in spending restraint through non-defense programs and about $2 trillion from military accounts, plus hundreds of billions of dollars in avoided interest payments. Trump projects an end to annual deficits in 15 years, rather than a more aggressive 10-year goal. About half of the savings would stem from the Trump administration’s push to overhaul mandatory spending, including changes that would curb food stamp benefits, implement Medicaid work requirements and tackle improper health payments, among other reforms.

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