I, too, have found no details regarding where the new $54 billion is expected to be directed. The bill, of course, will be much bigger, once the cost of the new wars are figured in. I thought Chuck Todd made a good, if perfunctory, effort to hold Mick Mulvaney's feet to the fire regarding the deficit in the budget blueprint. I was impressed with just how sleazy Mulvaney seemed on camera.
I think the targets of the cuts were intended to be the bigger story. Trump wants to be seen as cutting bureaucracy, and Mulvaney wants to be the meat ax. He has always been a heartless ideologue. Bannon's fingerprints are all over this. This is step 2+ of Karl Rove's effort to destroy American institutions. In Bannon's mind, trade cannot be free as long as there is a government, so the government must be destroyed. The coup can then follow. He's Grover Norquist on steroids.
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich