Bush seeks defence spending rise
at the expense of healthcare, education and transportation.
Mr Bush is seeking a 6.9% hike in US military spending to $439.3bn, and a 3.3% rise in homeland security funds.
To keep plans to cut the fiscal deficit on track, big cuts have been proposed in healthcare spending.
Mr Bush wants to cut spending on Medicare - the healthcare programme for the poor, elderly and disabled - by $35.9bn over the next five years.
Savings are also sought in vocational education, justice and transportation.
If his criminal acts haven't already done him in, this will.
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