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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:28 PM

 

Trump budget hard on 'forgotten' rural American supporters

Trump budget hard on 'forgotten' rural American supporters
Heidi M Przybyla , USA TODAY Published 4:33 p.m. ET May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken, the former comedian from Minnesota, had a not-so-funny response to President Trump’s first budget that relies on deep cuts to the nation's health care and safety-net programs: “This piece of legislation is cruel,” said Franken, who co-chairs the Senate rural health caucus.

It could be particularly punishing for the rural, working-class voters who overwhelmingly supported Trump, according to a USA TODAY review.

The White House budget unveiled Tuesday would slash Medicaid by more than $800 billion over the next decade. It also takes aim at programs used disproportionately by people without college degrees, who voted for Trump by six points, including food assistance, crop subsidies and education and job training.

During his 2016 campaign, Trump promised to prioritize the “forgotten men and women” of America. Many of them are manual laborers who eventually rely on Social Security disability insurance, which Trump slashes despite a campaign promise not to touch the program. It could also force the closure of a number of rural hospitals, which overwhelmingly rely on Medicaid and serve many of the oldest and sickest working-class Americans. Hospitals in such rural areas, which supported Trump by 28 points, are already under duress from an opioid epidemic. Other cuts include to retiree benefits and tax credits for the working poor and families with children.

“The irony of the Trump budget is that it hurts many of the people who supported him most,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Senate Democrat, calling it “a comic book-villain-bad budget.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/23/trump-budget-hard-forgotten-rural-american-supporters/102065680/

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Reply Trump budget hard on 'forgotten' rural American supporters (Original post)
workinclasszero May 2017 OP
tazkcmo May 2017 #1
workinclasszero May 2017 #2
Blue_Tires May 2017 #3
workinclasszero May 2017 #4
world wide wally May 2017 #5
dalton99a May 2017 #6
nycbos May 2017 #7
Demtexan May 2017 #8
NickB79 May 2017 #9
Blaukraut May 2017 #10

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:41 PM

1. Suckers.

I have family in rural Missouri, the poorest county in the state.

Yes, they supported Shit Gibbon. Yes, they see what's happening and yes, they still support him and no, they can't live with me when they lose their disability and tax credits and monthly stipend for their fetal alcohol syndrome adopted child. Well, the child can.

Time for some of that Self Reliance they're so big on along with a large helping of Personal Responsibility both aided by their Boot Straps.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:51 PM

2. Yep

 

Gramps better get out of his socialist paid for wheelchair and pick crops sunup to sundown because his god emperor, Trump the savior of the white man, run all the Mexicans out and there is a work requirement now for your SNAP...SUCKER!!!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:53 PM

3. This is why I rage when pundits say Dems are out of touch with the working class

Because nobody EVER says that about the fucking GOP when they pull this shit...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

4. Biggest con job in history!

 

Republicans are the friends of the working class OMG!!!!!

Their friendly republican Prez and his godawful party are going to decimate all the fools who bought into Twitlers con real soon!

MAGA suckers!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

5. Need I say it?

Fuck Trump

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:13 PM

6. Kick.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:15 PM

7. To paraphrase a classic clip from Airplane!.

They voted for Trump they knew what they were getting into. I say let them crash.


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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:17 PM

8. I have a cousin and her cousin that will be moving in with me.

Both will need roof over their head.

There are democrats and are welcome to the empty bedroom.

I will not see them homeless.

My sister and her family can live in their car.

If they can keep it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:59 PM

9. Just took out my wallet and looked through it

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:15 PM

10. Looks like Trump finally remembered them n/t

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