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May 26, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, health care, food assistance, federal taxes, state budgets and taxes, Social Security, housing, and family income support.

On the federal budget, Robert Greenstein’s statement on the President’s 2018 budget emphasized...
Gap Between Trump and CBO Economic Growth Forecasts is Unprecedented
May 26, 2017

We’ve already noted that President Trump’s budget would eliminate more than 250,000 Housing Choice Vouchers next year. It also would force families using vouchers to pay much more in rent and sharply limit their access to housing in safe neighborhoods with quality...

Housing Rooftop
May 26, 2017

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Quill decision, which has cost states and localities tens of billions of dollars in uncollected sales taxes and hurt many local businesses. Quill reaffirmed a 1967 decision...

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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...

Elderly Couple
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...

Family at Doctor's
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...
Budget Plans - Chartbook
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...

Women filing application

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