The Trump administration will next turn to passing a budget before it tackles improving the nation's infrastructure, economic analyst Larry Kudlow told Newsmax TV.
During an appearance on "Newsmax Now," Kudlow spoke about the White House's next moves as it tries to continue advancing President Donald Trump's agenda.
"The budget is going to be the next big thing. You got to write a budget, you're living on a very short-term continuing resolution," Kudlow said. "Now, I'm not worried about shutdowns because the vital stuff is paid out anyway. But there will be debates and battles over defense versus non-defense. Big battles over that. The Trump administration wants to increase defense spending, the Democrats do not.
"There will also be big issues about the so-called smaller entitlements, food stamps, disability, welfare-type things, that they're too generous and they're giving incentives not to work. That's something the president would like to tackle."
Kudlow said it boils down to having to pass a budget before a massive infrastructure bill, which could total $1 trillion or more, is put together.
"The budget intersects with the infrastructure [plan] because you're talking about spending," he said.
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Kudlow was also asked about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in California and other states.
"Marijuana, every doctor, every drug counselor will tell you this: marijuana, first of all, damages your brain. Second of all, it is a gate opener to much harder drugs, whether it's cocaine or heroin or whatever, opioids," he said. "What we're doing here is talking about a culture of death for our kids."
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