May 29, 2017
The President- My fellow Americans,
Each month families across the country work very,
very hard to balance their budgets and to make the
tough choices necessary to take care of their loved
ones and to give their children opportunities
they never had before.
This is who we are as Americans - we take pride
in leaving each new generation a better
country than the one we inherited.
Yet for decades, Washington has refused to
make the tough choices.
As a result, the American Dream has slipped from the
grasp of more and more of our people.
This has to change.
We need a government that spends on the right things
- the safety, security, and well-being of our
people - and stops the waste and abuse of
taxpayer funds, whether in America or in global
projects overseas - of which, perhaps, there
are too many.
My administration is laying a new foundation to
build a future of economic prosperity and
achieve American Greatness.
The budget we are proposing will reverse
economic stagnation and open the path to millions
of new jobs for American workers.
We will balance the budget without making cuts in
Social Security and Medicare.
We will achieve our goals by doing exactly what you
do in your home- setting priorities, cutting the
fat, and growing new opportunities.
And the big thing for me is economic growth, which
is not possible without safety and security.
We will grow our economy; it is growing already.
It will grow faster than you've seen it in decades.
That is why our budget reverses years of cuts to
our military that have made us less safe in a
more dangerous world.
We are going to make sure the men and women on the
front lines of freedom have the tools they need
to keep us safe and totally secure.
At home, we are going to give our ICE officers -
who have done an incredible job - and our
Border Patrol agents - who are amazing people -
everything they need to end the lawlessness
once and for all.
It is our moral duty to keep our citizens safe and
free, and to protect the right of every American to
pursue their dreams.
We don't want MS-13 roving our streets, we're getting
rid of them by the thousands, they're going
to be out of here.
But I'm proud to tell you that the first budget we
are releasing provides a firm new foundation for
the safety, and also for jobs and prosperity for
all Americans in the years to come.
Thank you very much.
You're going to love the end result.