The record-high budget proposal is unique in that it plans to balance the budget in 15 years. The past standard was 10, although neither are likely feasible.
Now that President Trump has signed the budget into law, Dr. Perryman takes a deep dive and finds good news and bad news.
President Trump and congressional leaders say they have hammered out a budget deal, pending House and Senate approval. Dr. Perryman says it's better than no deal.
The Senate passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint, a major step forward for President Trump's tax reform. Dr. Perryman says the bill now goes to the House.
The US House has introduced its initial budget plan, a blueprint that includes substantial cuts to social programs. In other words, Dr. Perryman says it will be difficult to pass.
As the budget process unfolds in Congress, there is talk of cutting funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
President Trump's proposed budget has been criticized for reducing the rate of growth for many social programs. Dr. Perryman, though, has this assurance.
Congress has reached an accord that is going to keep the government in money until at least the end of September, but Dr. Perryman asks if this is any way to run a trillion dollar enterprise.