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News Thursday, Mar 16 2017

Trump's Budget Sells Out The American People

Mar 16, 2017

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump’s budget:

“Donald Trump is a con artist and his budget just further proves it. This proposal violates the promises he campaigned on and declares open war on the working poor — completely eliminating or gutting some of our most effective anti-poverty initiatives, dedicated to provided housing, food, and other resources to those in need. And why is Trump selling us out? To pad his own pockets and those of the millionaires and billionaires that backed his campaign.”

The headlines say it all…

Targeting Anti-Poverty and Community Development Programs

CNN: Meals on Wheels could take funding hit in Trump budget

Washington Post: Trump budget asks for $6 billion in HUD cuts, drops development grants

Bloomberg: Trump Budget Plan Declares War on ‘War on Poverty’ Programs

Washington Post: If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

Ditching Infrastructure Investment

CNBC: Trump administration wants to divert infrastructure funds to its own construction plans

The Hill: Trump budget proposes 13 percent cut to Transportation Dept

The Daily Mail: What infrastructure plan? New budget ends funding for Amtrak’s long distance trains, slashes subsidies for rural airports – and whacks department which runs interstates

Endangering Public Health

Bloomberg: Trump Cuts Medical Research as Health Budget Reduced by 23%

Reuters: Trump wants 21 percent USDA budget cut; food, rural water hit

Washington Post: Trump’s budget takes a sledgehammer to the EPA

Washington Post: Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research

Reuters: EPA hit hardest as Trump budget targets regulation

Weakening America’s Global Influence

Washington Post: State Department’s 28 percent cuts hit foreign aid, U.N. and climate change

Reuters: Trump plans 28 percent cut in budget for diplomacy, foreign aid

BBC News: Trump budget: Rex Tillerson defends foreign aid budget squeeze

Cutting the Federal Workforce

Washington Post: White House endorses plan to remove 30,000 FAA workers from federal payroll

Published: Mar 16, 2017

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