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Kasich: Trump's Budget Will Not Pass

("CBS This Morning")

By    |   Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:40 AM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Donald Trump's proposed budget will not pass without changes.

His comments came during an interview on "CBS This Morning."

Asked about how the president's budget would impact Kasich's state of Ohio, the Republican congressman said: "It's significant but this isn't going to pass. Presidents send off budgets and then Congress fiddles around.

"Two things to keep in mind: Number one: We have a program in Ohio where we're saying to people we will help you but then we need you to assume personal responsibility. We'll help you to overcome your problems. The problem here is you can't take stuff away when people need to be healthy, they need to be fed."

And he added: "So, it's not just a one-way street. It has to be both ways. The other thing is Congress will play around with this thing. We don't know where it will end up.

"Here's the problem with debt. If they don't come to grips with debt, it's rising higher and higher as a percentage of our economy. When debt goes up, job opportunities go down. When debt comes down, job opportunities go up. That's why it's important that we restructure the federal government."

Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget would slash Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by $616 billion over the next decade, while cutting the food stamp program by $191 billion over the same time frame, The Washington Post reported.

Kasich said the budget comes down to setting priorities.

"It's a matter of creating priorities," he said. "Reform is fine. Privatization is fine but you cannot just move quickly to pull the rug from under people who need help. But at the same time, we have to make sure we get to the root of their problem."

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