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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:19 PM

White House budget to propose 'savage' cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

while hiking Pentagon and wall funds

Just two days after vowing the White House “will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare” in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump on Monday is expected to unveil a $4.8 trillion blueprint that includes hundreds of billions in combined cuts to those programs over the next decade, deep reductions in safety-net spending, and a major increase in Pentagon funding.

The president’s plan, according to the Wall Street Journal, calls for hiking America’s already outlandish military spending to $740.5 billion in FY2021 and pouring $2 billion more into the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Meanwhile, Trump’s budget would enact punishing cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, and other crucial safety net programs.

“The White House proposes to cut spending by $4.4 trillion over a decade,” the Journal reported Sunday. “Of that, it targets $2 trillion in savings from mandatory spending programs, including $130 billion from changes to Medicare prescription-drug pricing, $292 billion from safety-net cuts—such as work requirements for Medicaid and food stamps—and $70 billion from tightening eligibility access to federal disability benefits.”


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https://www.alternet.org/2020/02/whit-house-budget-to-propose-savage-cuts-to-medicare-medicaid-and-social-security-while-hiking-pentagon-and-wall-funds/

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Reply White House budget to propose 'savage' cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 10 OP
Me. Feb 10 #1
redstatebluegirl Feb 10 #2
SoCalNative Feb 10 #3
rzemanfl Feb 10 #4
SoCalNative Feb 10 #6
rzemanfl Feb 10 #8
Cartoonist Feb 10 #5
NRaleighLiberal Feb 10 #7
lunasun Feb 10 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:29 PM

1. Calling Nancy Pelosi

and spread the news to his cult

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:30 PM

2. This was predictable.

I work with a Trumper she has a masters degree in physics. She LOVES Trumper. She has two children, one of which was a drug addict who ended up destroying her heart. She has two kids of her own and is on disability and medicare at 25 years of age. The son is not working and is on disability, he has two kids as well. He has also had drug issues. I dared to point out that Trump would rather her kids not be getting any benefits. She said I was lying he is only trying to get the deadbeats off of disability. Right..the deadbeats, ie the black and brown people. It is ok for the white deadbeats to be on the dole as my dad used to say.

This group of people are cult members, they would drink the poison if he handed it to them. No amount of reason can reach them. I swear if they do take away their support, which I hope they do not, those kids have a ton of health problems, she will blame the Democrats because that is what 45 and Fox told her to do.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:33 PM

3. According to all of the articles that I have read today

NY Times, WaPo, etc., the budget proposes cutting food stamps and medicaid, but SS and Medicare are not mentioned.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:37 PM

4. Requirements for Social Security Disability being tightened per above. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:40 PM

6. That's a different program than regular SS

and comes from a different fund.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:46 PM

8. That's like saying money from your right pocket is different than money from

the left one.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:38 PM

5. Thanks for your budget proposal, Donny.

Nancy will tell him that it is D.O.A.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:45 PM

7. fucking assholes gotta be fucking assholes.

everything he touches dies. No surprise here, sadly. We are in a race to the bottom!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:47 PM

9. If everybody is working and making so much money couldn't taxes keep it at about the same budget

Oh wait the tax cuts to wealthy and that is right he does not pay taxes and he brags about that being a good thing
This is more geared to lower income +disabled
he is so cruel
Why do people love him

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