As we get farther and farther into the Trump presidency, Trump seems to be slashing many programs.
He is recently being criticized for proposing a budget that would completely eliminate funding for Community Development Block Grant program, which funds services for low-income Americans such as Meals on Wheels.
Since most Meals on Wheels programs are funded by multiple sources, it’s highly unlikely the cuts would completely eliminate the program, but it will significantly reduce the number of people that are being helped.
This budget cut will not only cut programs such as Meals on Wheels but other housing programs, transportation programs, community assistance programs, public education, the EPA and the State Department.
Others programs that this budget proposal will cut is the Food for Peace Program which sends food to poor countries that war-torn or that were hit with natural disasters and Essential Air Service program, that subsidizes flights to rural airports.
But the EPA, which would be forced to cut spending by 31%, and the State Department, which would be forced to cut spending by 28-31%, is said to take the hardest hits.
Luckily, there are a handful of Republicans that are already saying they will not support the budget proposal. Senator Mitch McConnell has said that Senate Republicans will not agree to these budget cuts. Senator Lindsey Graham is also saying, “This is definitely dead on arrival.”
Trump is making it increasingly clear that he has no qualms about taking food or any other resources away from people that need it. All he seems to care about is himself or his rich friends.
Trump is proposing all these budget cuts as he keeps taking weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago, which cost more than $3 million each weekend and having Melania and Barron stay at their NYC house, which costs up to $1 million each day.
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