Monday, October 16, 2017

Trump's Version Of Draining The Swamp

Bernie Sanders/The Guardian (UK)
The Republican budget is a gift to billionaires:
it's Robin Hood in reverse
This budget cuts Medicaid by more than $1 trillion over 10 years – which would throw some 15 million Americans off of the health insurance they currently have... a $473 billion cut to Medicare, despite Trump’s campaign promises not to cut these programs.

A recent Pew Foundation poll finds that 85% of Republicans and 94% of Democrats want to either maintain or increase funding for Medicare. And 60% of Americans oppose slashing Medicaid, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll...

The Republican budget would give the richest family in America, the Walton family of Walmart, a tax cut of up to $52bn by repealing the estate tax... But, if you are a lower-income senior citizen you and over 700,000 other families may not be able to keep your home warm in the winter because of a cut of about $4bn to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program...

This budget says that if you are the second-wealthiest family in America, the Koch brothers, you will see a tax break of up to $33bn. But if you are a working-class student trying to figure out how you could possibly afford college, your dream of a college education could evaporate along with 8 million other students because of more than $100bn in cuts to Pell Grants and other student financial assistance programs...

This budget gives members of the Trump family a tax cut of up to $4bn, but if you are a low-income pregnant woman you and over 1.2 million new moms, babies, and toddlers may not be able to get the nutrition you need thanks to a $6.5bn cut to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program...

When Donald said he wanted to drain the swamp I bet most didn't think it was us.

Kinda thought it would be them rich folk up on the hill.

More headlines for your reading pleasure...

The New York Post
Trump adds welfare reform to his already full plate

Trump: I Think Dems ‘Will Be Blamed’ For My Decision To Sabotage O’Care

Trump on Stalled Legislative Agenda: ‘I Am Not Going to Blame Myself’

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