How Trump's Budget Cuts Will Devastate Low-Income Children

How Trump's Budget Cuts Will Devastate Low-Income Children

How Trump's Budget Cuts Will Devastate Low-Income Children

"The president believes that we must restore the greatness of our nation and reject the failed status quo that has left the American dream out of reach for too many families", the administration said in its budget which was titled, "The New Foundation for American Greatness".

Trump's budget proposal also includes a work requirement to be eligible for food stamps. "It seeks crippling cuts to federal programs that transform waste into wealth and help support 2.2 million energy efficiency jobs".

Members of Congress likely will fight against numerous proposed cuts that benefit their constituents directly.

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget director, unveiled Trump's ghastly 2018 budget proposal Monday afternoon in the White House briefing room, and one point of pride was that it proposed that the child-care tax credit and the earned-income tax credit - benefits for working families - be denied to illegal immigrants.

Unlike many parliamentary democracies like India and the United Kingdom wherein the finance minister personally delivers speech on the floor of the Parliament, in the USA, the White House sends hard copies of the president's budget proposals. The proposed cuts come as the CDC is operating with close to 700 vacancies and the approach of summer brings the threat of an outbreak of Zika, which causes birth defects in children of infected mothers. They propose doing so by enacting "the biggest tax cut in history". "They're really deep, deep cuts", said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district relies heavily on federal aid. In 2016, it was $3.85 trillion - an increase of 37.5 percent. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, said lawmakers would have to reform both programs to save them. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said as he predicted the Medicaid cuts wouldn't survive the Senate.

Under this budget, the government's top spending priority is the military. Trump tapped several current and former members of Congress for his administration, starting with Vice President Mike Pence, but few have any significant, long-term experience working on major legislation.

Trump won support from GOP leaders.

However, the budget of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is slated to be cut by $400 million next year, including $116 million from SAMHSA's Community Mental Health Services Block Grant program and $73 million less for substance abuse prevention efforts. That would include a $575 million cut to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and $838 million cut to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is involved in a wide range of diseases including AIDS and Zika.

"There's a lot in it I like", offered Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who sits on the House Appropriations and Budget committees. "My job is to help them walk that line".

Ryan says "President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy".

Trump got broad support in last November's election in counties with high numbers of white voters who receive food stamps. A CRFB analysis shows there are several key factors beyond "pessimism" that make it exceedingly hard for the achieve three percent economic growth: an aging population and "a slowdown in the growth of labor, capital, and productivity".

Student loans: Streamlining (and curtailing) student loan programs will save $76 billion.

Critics, however, says the changes will result in states having to put more local tax dollars into Medicaid programs like MassHealth, or scale back eligibility and health benefits. By proposing disproportionate cuts on a relatively small slice of the budget - a part of the budget already projected to shrink as a share of GDP - the proposed deficit reduction fails the test of broadly shared trade-offs and sacrifices.

At the same time, the blueprint boosts spending on the military by tens of billions and calls for $1.6 billion for a border wall with Mexico that Trump repeatedly promised voters the US neighbor would finance.

The healthcare bill passed by the House aims to gut the Obama administration's signature 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, that expanded insurance coverage and the government-run Medicaid programme.

The president's budget would cut $200 billion from the program over the next 10 years, starting with a decrease of $4.6 billion in the coming year. "Throughout my time in the Senate, I have never seen a president's budget make it through Congress unchanged", Sen.

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