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May 25, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained, but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social...

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May 25, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would cut public housing by $1.8 billion — or nearly 29 percent — compared to 2017, making it much harder for local housing agencies to maintain developments that provide badly needed...

Public Housing Cuts Would Affect Communities of All Types
May 25, 2017

Members of Congress of both parties declared President Trump’s new budget “dead on arrival,” news reports say (see here and here). It certainly...

Trump Budget and Prior House GOP Budgets Share Same Architecture
May 24, 2017

Millions of children would face the risk of losing their health coverage or going without needed care under the harmful changes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid that President Trump proposes in his budget. While proposing just a two-year extension of federal CHIP funding, the budget would immediately shift significant costs to states, reduce benefits and raise out...

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May 24, 2017

We’ve explained that President Trump’s 2018 budget is the most radical, Robin-Hood-in-reverse budget that any modern President has ever proposed, and here’s a perfect illustration: it...

Trump Budget: Pass-Through Tax Break for Wealthy, Cuts to Health Coverge
May 24, 2017

President Trump’s budget would shift massive new costs to states by cutting federal funding for health care, food assistance, and many other areas. States can’t afford to assume these costs without raising taxes significantly so, instead, they’d very likely cut many key investments and public services.

Specifically, the Trump budget slashes:

Medicaid. The budget...
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May 24, 2017

President Trump’s budget would cut the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and Contingency Fund — which provide funds to states for short-term income assistance, work programs, and other crucial supports for poor families with children — by $22 billion over ten years. Such cuts conflict sharply with the purported goals, as stated in the budget, of reducing poverty and...

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May 24, 2017

Five years ago this week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed one of the biggest income tax cuts a state has ever enacted, promising that they’d act “like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” Tax cut promoters Art Laffer and Stephen Moore, who helped design the cuts,...

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May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would make it harder for millions of people with disabilities to afford the basics — food on the table, a roof over their heads, and access to health care.

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May 23, 2017

President Trump’s budget not only assumes the huge Medicaid cuts in the House Republican bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but dramatically enlarges them. That House bill — the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — would cut federal Medicaid spending by $839 billion over...

Trump Budget Would Cut Medicaid by Up to $1.3 Trillion Over Ten Years

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