Trump Budget Slashes Safety Net
Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI
As C-L went to press, Trump released his budget proposal for 2018. Like his defeated revise of the current budget, it calls for cutting spending in many departments while increasing the military budget. The new spending plan proposes cuts that will deny food stamps in the SNAP program to millions, while also reducing Medicaid, which had been expanded under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and also projecting revisions and reductions in the Supplemental Security (SSI) program for people with disabilities. Info on the Congressional Progressive Caucus peoples budget is at https://cpcbudget.org/. More next month.