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March 16, 2017

Misappropriated by Mick Mulvaney

Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Public Citizen

Today, President Donald Trump released his blueprint budget for FY18. His billionaire budget proposal would deeply cut the programs and public protections that are important to the American people. These cuts are one more example of his frightening policy choices that rig the system for big industry and the wealthy. Mick Mulvaney, the new head of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, said that the deep cuts are necessary and that unquestionably there would be fewer federal employees, adding that, “you can’t drain the swamp and leave all the people in it.”

That the Trump administration believes that draining the swamp means cutting things like environmental protections, programs for the poor, education funding and the jobs of federal employees who implement those and many critical programs – while simultaneously stacking its Cabinet and other posts with the wealthiest one percent of Americans – is appalling. If this president wants to keep his promise to drain the swamp, he and his family should stop profiting from the presidency.

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