President Trump’s new budget has conservatives all over the country cheering. The 2018 proposed plan introduced sharp and steep cuts to medicaid and food stamps, so taxpayers will no longer have to feed immigrant moochers. The budget also proposer stricter requirements for recipients of federal benefits.
Sources who know what the budget will look like say that the proposal would call for $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the course of 10 years. The proposal also calls for “unspecified changes” to the SNAP (food stamp) program.
So if you know anyone using medicaid and food stamps, tell them to get a job now! The Trump administration is doing what they promised to do, and that is to stop welfare leeches.
The cuts in the medicare program are also in part due to the fact that President Trump’s administration anticipated that Obamacare repeal would go through smoothly.
The administration of President Donald Trump is slated to propose a 2018 budget that would call for dramatic cuts to Medicaid and allow states to impose stricter requirements on recipients of federal benefits.
On May 21, a source familiar with the Trump administration’s budget plans disclosed that the proposal would call for $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the course of 10 years. The budget proposal would also give states more autonomy to place restrictions on welfare benefits, as well as unspecified changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, The Washington Post reports.
On May 23, the Trump administration will unveil its budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year, which would begin on Oct. 1, according to Vox.
An anonymous senior Trump administration official confirmed the planned Medicaid reduction to CNN, noting that the budget proposal was designed on the assumption that the American Health Care Act, which had already passed in the House, would be signed into law without alterations.
When the Trump administration reveals its budget proposal, it is also expected to assert that the dramatic cuts to the social safety net would be offset by planned tax cuts. The administration has pitched the tax cuts and elimination of regulations as a way to increase the U.S. gross domestic product by three percent.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York blasted the Trump administration’s budget proposal, arguing that it did not live up to Trump’s campaign promises.
“This budget continues to reveal President Trump’s true colors: His populist campaign rhetoric was just a Trojan horse to execute long-held, hard-right policies that benefit the ultra wealthy at the expense of the middle class,” Schumer declared.
The Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has expressed that the deep cuts to the social safety net are necessary to help bridge the federal deficit.
“I think we’ve trained people to be immune to the true costs of government,” Mulvaney said. “People think government is cheaper than it is because we’ve allowed ourselves to borrow money for a long period of time and not worry about paying it back.”