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Trump's Budget Won't Touch 'Entitlement' Programs, Mnuchin Says

Trump's Budget Won't Touch 'Entitlement' Programs, Mnuchin Says | 26 Feb 2017 | Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump's upcoming budget won’t touch entitlement earned programs such as Social Security or Medicare, and will instead focus on ways to produce long-term economic growth by slashing taxes. "We are not touching those now," Mnuchin said of entitlements in an interview taped Friday and broadcast Sunday on Fox News Channel. "So don't expect to see that as part of this budget, OK. We are very focused on other aspects and that's what's very important to us." Mnuchin said that the administration thinks tax cuts and regulatory relief will lead to a sharp increase in economic growth of 3 percent or higher.