This budget is pure evil:
President Trump’s first budget can be summed up like this: Big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor.
He would give a lot more money to the defense industry and wealthy taxpayers, and he would pay for that with an unprecedented slashing of safety net programs for America’s poor.
It’s a “tanks and tax cuts” budget.
Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director, spelled it out clearly for reporters on Monday. The largest savings in the budget come from these items:
1. Cuts to Medicaid (Over $600 billion in the next decade)
2. Cuts to food stamps, known as SNAP ($193 billion over 10 years)
3. Cuts to student loans ($143 billion over 10 years)
4. Cuts to federal worker retirement programs ($63 billion over 10 years)