"Trump’s decision not to spare high-efficiency connections between the government and its people is impossible to justify in budget terms, given their low costs. These cuts seem to represent a philosophical choice to derail things the president doesn’t believe in doing — even if they help people. He would eliminate the Overseas Private Investment Corporation even though the self-sustaining business development organization actually returns money to the treasury every year. One HUD program generates massive private investment in housing constructionr. By contrast, Trump is forcing taxpayers to spend an estimated $3 million every time he travels to his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida . He could cancel a dozen of his tropical weekends and save more money than he does by eliminating the HUD program — and without savaging the already rocky state of affordable housing investment nationwide."