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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:44 PM

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other..

Source: The Washington Post



Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

By Damian Paletta May 21 at 4:36 PM

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.”

Read more: 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=.412a04d0204b

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Reply Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other.. (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
Doodley May 2017 #1
elleng May 2017 #2
Akoto May 2017 #3
democratisphere May 2017 #4
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #5
left-of-center2012 May 2017 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 #7
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

1. These cuts are needed to provide government subsidies to Trump's billionaire friends.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

2. leaving millions unable to spend, wreaking havoc on the economy.

Got it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:58 PM

3. "We want people back to work" -- Some of us CAN'T work, by medical order.

This is obviously terrible for poor families in general, but no thought at all seems to be given to the legally disabled people who may suffer and even die due to these cuts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:00 PM

4. Meanwhile the Wealthiest continue to move factories and jobs to slave wage markets outside the US.

45 million Americans struggle everyday with poverty and drumpf and his very corrupt administration will see to it that more will join the poverty ranks and those already struggling will now struggle even harder. I look forward to the day this entire administration is indicted for colusion with the Russians. RESIST!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:38 PM

5. But the 2 parties are the same!!!1111!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:06 PM

6. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:27 PM

7. But but but

Won't someone think of the poor billionaires? - Donald J Trump

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:33 AM

8. This is in effect a Social Darwinism Death Tax

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It forces these folks to plunder whatever they have to care for their illnesses

The triumph of the strong over the weak, the rich over the poor

Survival-of-the-fittest

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