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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal
I don’t feel sorry for any of these Trump followers. The very ones that need this service or will need it are the very ones this will effect. Talk about cut your racist nose to spite your face.
President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.
Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.
All told, according to people familiar with the plan, Trump’s budget includes $1.7 trillion over 10 years in cuts from such so-called mandatory programs. That includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and higher contributions toward those pension benefits, as well as cuts to refundable tax credits paid to the working poor. People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and requested anonymity.
Cuts include a whopping $193 billion from food stamps over the coming decade — a cut of more than 25 percent — implemented…