How Trump's budget would cut the safety net for the poorest Americans

Trump’s vision for the budget adds to the deficit while cutting domestic programs such as food stamps that benefit people in needDonald Trump’s budget proposal, unveiled on Monday, revived his calls for big cuts to domestic programs that benefit the poor and middle class, such as food stamps, as well as plans to entirely eliminate several arts and earth sciences funding.The president, who is looking for large increases in military spending, is also proposing work requirements for several federal programs including housing subsidies and Medicaid. The budget plan won’t be taken up by Congress unchanged but is being seen as the latest snapshot of his priorities. Continue reading...

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