President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America’s allies abroad.
Replenishing a “really depleted” military takes precedence, President Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I want a balanced budget eventually,” Trump said. “But I want to have a strong military. To me that’s much more important than anything.”
The Labor Department took strong action against two companies that it said has cheated workers.
The ratings indicate the best places to work are NASA, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the National Endowment for the Arts and the Office of the Inspector General at the Tennessee Valley Authority. The worst places to work are the Department of Homeland Security, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Federal Election Commission and the Secret Service.
President Obama has taken action to protect contract workers, but his efforts are under attack.
“The Department of Energy’s continued failure to protect whistleblowers from retaliation has tapped the last of our patience.”