The Trump Budget, like all the Republican budgets that preceded it, shows little concern for the poor or suffering in this country. The Trump Budget does just the opposite to what I see as a sensible Budget. First, we must eliminate the waste in all government programs specifically designed to spend money and not much more. The Wall is an example – how many American lives have been lost due to not spending on a wall envisioned as envisioned by the Donald and then projected in the Trump Budget? The answer of course is zero, while the end of Obamacare means about 40,000 Americans a year will be lost. Any of the programs designed to save lives actually does while those designed to deal with right-wing fears does not.
“Donald Trump will embrace hardline right-wing economics on Tuesday with a budget that proposes swingeing cuts to social safety net programmes while allocating $1.6bn to a border wall.
Millions of people would lose access to Medicaid, the government insurance programme for the poorest and many disabled Americans. Food stamps for people on low incomes would be cut over the next 10 years under the White House plan and the families of undocumented workers would be frozen out of key tax breaks.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programmes or the number of people on those programmes,” budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters. “We’re going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those programmes to get back in charge of their own lives. We’re not going to measure our success by how much money we spend but by how many people we actually help.”
The Trump blueprint is unlikely to become law because it will face opposition from both moderate Republicans and Democrats worried about its social impact and from fiscal conservatives who fear it will increase the deficit.
Chuck Schumer, Democratic minority leader in the Senate, condemned the proposed cuts to Medicaid.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/22/donald-trump-budget-proposal-2018-social-care-border-wall