A sensible federal budget is critical for the stability of our nation. Last Monday, The Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy published the Blueprint for Balance, Heritage’s annual budget proposal for the US government. It provides President Trump and lawmakers with a helpful guide to answer the country’s budget crisis.
The “Blueprint for Balance” is already making its mark on the Trump Administration. Fifty-percent of Heritage’s proposal has been embraced in legislation. This development gives conservatives hope that a well-reasoned budget will be passed by Congress.
In Heritage’s Allison Auditorium, one of our leading fiscal and economic experts Romina Boccia hosted a panel to discuss the Blueprint’s unveiling. She described its purpose as a detailed policy agenda to balance the budget. “Not just without raising taxes,” she said, “but cutting taxes further, while ensuring a strong national defense and protecting individual liberty and economic freedom.”
Within a week of its release, Heritage’s budgeting success has been highlighted by some the country’s major news outlets.
Steve Mufson at The Washington Post mentioned that Trump’s budget bears many similarities to the Blueprint. He notes how Trump’s budget includes actions to eliminate different federal programs, including those regarding international relations, climate change, among others. These details were inspired by Heritage’s experts.
The New York Times’s Thomas Kaplan and Alan Rappeport talked about Senator Michael B. Enzie, the Chairman of the Budget Committee, who called Trump’s budget “the first important step in providing Congress with the tools it needs to enact tax reform that will grow America’s economy and strengthen hardworking families and small businesses.”
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