Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says that Donald Trump’s new budget is “right on the target.”
That’s all you need to know about just how devastating Trump’s budget will be for working families in Massachusetts and across this country.
- $5 billion in cuts to public education
- $73 billion in cuts to Social Security
- $191 billion in cuts to food stamps
- $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid (and that’s in addition to the $880 billion the House Republicans are slashing in their so-called “health care” bill)
Those are just a few of the highlights. What else gets cut? Money for children’s health care, money to combat the opioid epidemic, money for medical research, money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and so much more.
This budget is “right on the target” only if the target is to sucker-punch kids, seniors, the poor and the sick. If the Republicans make good on this budget, they could deliver the final blow to America’s working families.
I know we’re just getting back from a holiday weekend, but take a sec for something that matters. Take our pledge to fight this Trump-Ryan budget with everything you’ve got. The people who will get hit by this budget don’t have time for you to wait.
We don’t build a future by ripping health care away from tens of millions of people. We don’t build a future by starving education, by letting our roads crumble and our bridges collapse, and by shutting down the big pipeline of medical and scientific research in this country.
We build a future by making the investments in ourselves and all of our people – so the next kid can get ahead, and the kid after that, and the kid after that. We’ve done this before in our country, and we can do it again.