The Congressional Black Caucus Outrages at Trumpís Budget
The new fiscal budget by President Donald J. Trump ignores
the needs of working-class Americans and reduces funding for
healthcare and social safety net programs.
The Congressional Black
Caucus is appalled by President Trumpís proposed budget,
which includes callous cuts to social safety net and
healthcare programs in exchange for increased defense
spending and a border wall. This is from a President
representing a ďfiscally conservativeĒ party while adding
almost $1 trillion in deficit spending.
By targeting the social
safety net and healthcare, the President has singled out
programs designed to provide support for American families
in the greatest need. The Presidentís proposed budget would
cut healthcare spending, including Medicare, Medicaid, and
the Childrenís Health Insurance Program, by $844 billion.
His budget would also cut SNAP (formerly known as food
stamps) by $182 billion, and cut social security disability
benefits by $70 billion. In addition to significantly
slashing the budget for these programs, President Trump
intends to make access to these programs harder, which will
disproportionately affect the minority communities who
access these programs.
Other disastrous cuts
include a 9% decrease to the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention in the middle of a global Coronavirus outbreak,
leaving low income communities in America the most
While Americans will lose
out on critical economic, social, and healthcare support,
the Presidentís budget depends on unrealistic economic
predictions to make ends meet. So, what can we be sure of?
President Trumpís budget will lead to higher deficits, a
weaker economy, and a widening wealth gap.
President Trump has shown
Black America once again that we are not his priority. The
Congressional Black Caucus vehemently opposes this budget
and will fight for policies and programs that improve the
lives of hard working Americans by closing the wealth gap,
instead of increasing it.