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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:54 PM

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget,

Slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits


President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.

For Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to low-income Americans, Trump’s budget plan would follow through on a bill passed by House Republicans to cut more than $800 billion over 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that this could cut off Medicaid benefits for about 10 million people over the next decade.

The White House also will call for giving states more flexibility to impose work requirements for people in different kinds of anti-poverty programs, people familiar with the budget plan said, potentially leading to a flood of changes in states led by conservative governors. Many anti-poverty programs have elements that are run by both the states and federal government, and a federal order allowing states to stiffen work requirements could have a broad impact in terms of limiting who can access anti-poverty payments — and for how long.

Numerous social-welfare programs grew after the financial crisis, leading to complaints from many Republicans that more should be done to shift people out of these programs and back into the workforce. Shortly after he was sworn in, Trump said, “We want to get our people off welfare and back to work. . . . It’s out of control.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-to-propose-big-cuts-to-safety-net-in-new-budget-this-week/2017/05/21/62c01f44-3e34-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?pushid=5921fb7f8a38f24c00000006&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.69d7c492133e


This is undoubtedly how he plans to offset the tax cuts he has proposed for the 1%.

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Arkansas Granny May 2017 OP
Demtexan May 2017 #1
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #2
MiniMe May 2017 #3
Arkansas Granny May 2017 #5
onecent May 2017 #4

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:58 PM

1. My sister and her family are using safety net programs.

But she voted her hate so tough.

I have no pity at all.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:02 PM

2. Trump and his gang of Grifters are throwing

 

Right Wing Talking Points out there to see what sticks. These People know full well the Gig is up,now we have to play to the Senate to protect ourselves from being permanent residents at some Federal Crow Bar Hotel.

Anything to change the Narrative. Ryan and McConnell see the hand writing and it is not a Bill of Sale.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:39 PM

3. Work requirements for people who can't find jobs?

Do these idiots think that jobs will just become available?

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:52 PM

5. Many don't realize that many, if not most, of the beneficiaries of these programs

are children, the old and the disabled. All they see is someone is getting benefits that they are "paying for" with their tax dollars.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:47 PM

4. What makes Drumpf think of this shit when he is on a 9 day trip around the fucking world.

Jesus...I get tired of hearing he's going to cut medicare, medicade, social security....I paid into this shit all my
life.....I don't want him to TAKE ANY OF IT AWAY FROM ME. I'm 71 and want everything I can get.

When does he think of this crap????? God I am so messed up hearing his damn mind just go back and forth...

end of rant..guess I need to get off of here....it's making me crazy!!!

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