Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump’s Budget Expands War on the Backs of America’s Poor by Benjamin Dangl

I guess many of the poor never bothered voting at all, although I remember seeing footage of poor people queuing up for food saying they were going to vote for Trump.
It is fitting that while President Trump is traveling the world, sealing a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, he would drop his own kind of bomb on the American people: his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, titled, of course, “The New Foundation for American Greatness.” 
“This Budget’s defining ambition is to unleash the dreams of the American people,” Trump writes in his 62-page plan, released today. 
Trump’s dream for America is a nightmare for the working class. 
The budget proposes deep cuts to government support for the poor, including slashing over $800 billion from Medicaid, $192 billion from food assistance, $272 billion from welfare programs, $72 billion from disability benefits, and ending programs that provide financial support for poor college students. 
While cutting government assistance for working class Americans, the budget notably beefs up annual military spending by 10%, to the tune of $639 billion.
Trump’s Budget Expands War on the Backs of America’s Poor

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