On Tuesday, the Office of management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the federal budget that was created by President Donald Trump is the first one that shows “compassion” for taxpayers.
Mulvany insisted during a briefing at the White House that the president’s large cuts to entitlement programs in order to increase military spending, pay for a border wall and give the wealthy a sizable tax reduction.
Mulvaney claims that Trump’s plan looks “at the budget through the eyes of the taxpayer,” not the people who are living off federal programs.
“If I can look you in the eye and say I’m going to take this money from you so I can help this injured vet, I can do that in good conscience,” he said. “I am a lot less comfortable to the point of not wanting to look you in the eye and say, ‘Look, I need to take this money from you to give to this person over here who really isn’t disabled but is getting a disabled benefit or this person over here who is supposed to use the money to go to school but isn’t actually going.”
According to Mulvaney, the government would “no longer measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs, but by the number of people we help get off of those programs.”
“That is the part of the budget that deals with American greatness,” he insisted.