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These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes massive cuts across most of the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture face unprecedented discretionary funding cuts in excess of 25 percent, as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security.
Jaws Drop As Trump WH Claims Starving Seniors By Killing Meals On Wheels Is CompassionateTrump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters today that eliminating food for senior citizens via the Meals On Wheels program was the compassionate thing to do because if a program can’t demonstrate results, it should get cut.
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|Markey estimates Bay State’s budget hit at $1 billion|
From Tyler Pager at the Globe: “President Trump’s proposed budget would strip Massachusetts of nearly $1 billion in federal funding for research, clean energy, education, and social services programs, according to an analysis released Friday by Democratic Senator Ed Markey.” The amount doesn’t include how much the state might gain from increased defense spending.Boston Globe
|‘We don't care if you freeze to death'|
Amid all the general news about potential federal budget cuts, Shira Schoenberg at MassLive zeroes in on how President Trump’s proposed fiscal blueprint calls for the outright elimination of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that serves nearly 200,000 Massachusetts residents who rely on it for heating their homes. "The idea that any president would want to eliminate fuel assistance for poor people is very troubling," said Al Norman, head of Mass Home Care. "I don't know if the message is 'we don't care if you freeze to death.’" Schoenberg has more on planned social-service cuts.MassLive
REPUBLICANS HAVE LONG TARGETED CFPB, the on agency that protects CONSUMERS.
Remember how CFPB uncovered the abuse by WELLS FARGO?
YOU have no protection from predatory practices if CFPB is destroyed.
Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed at Controlling Consumer Protection Agency
Barbara Campbell, NPR
Campbell writes: "The Trump administration has gone to court to try to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under its control. The bureau is an executive branch entity, but the president doesn't have direct control over the six-year-old agency."
Trump Budget Could Mean Fatally Cold Winters for Some of America's Poor
Alan Pyke, ThinkProgress
Pyke writes: "Last winter, you helped six million American households - all of them poor and most of them home to a senior citizen, young child, or disabled adult - keep the heat on through the winter."