[Intel Report] Trump budget increases inequality and poverty

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This budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country. With it, the President essentially calls on us to ignore what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” — and instead to enter a new Gilded Age.
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Vox: Trump’s 2019 budget: what he cuts, how much he cuts, and why it matters

How big are the social program cuts included in this budget? Massive. As with last year’s budget, this year’s includes some of the largest cuts to social programs and the safety net to be proposed by a president in decades.

The biggest proposed cuts, totaling nearly $2 trillion over 10 years, are to the non-defense discretionary budget. Those are also the least likely to take effect. But the health care cuts can be achieved, and this time around, Trump has chosen not to spare Medicare, which his previous budget didn’t cut. CONTINUE READING

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision

This budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country. With it, the President essentially calls on us to ignore what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” — and instead to enter a new Gilded Age. CONTINUE READING

Washington Post: President Trump has finally released his comic book

It is, all in all, a super-heroic achievement, proving that the government can cut taxes and spend freely on whatever it wants, nobody will ever have to pay for it and nobody will suffer adverse consequences (except those unlucky fools who happen to be old, or poor, or consumers of, say, air and water). CONTINUE READING

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