President Trump’s new budget is a retread of bad ideas and misguided priorities that most of America strongly opposes.
As predicted, his budget would finance his massive tax cut on the backs of ordinary American families who just want to make ends meet each month.
Last year we saw repeated attempts to gut essential programs like Medicaid and SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) and now, after giving away $1.5 trillion in tax breaks to millionaires, Trump and some leaders in Congress want to put these critical basic assistance programs back on the chopping block with cuts, time limits, and restructuring.
With 40 million Americans living below the poverty line, this is both bad public policy and is immoral and just plain wrong.
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I urge our members of Congress to make it clear to the president and their leaders that they won’t stand for any attempt to unravel anti-poverty programs.