President Trump’s budget proposal includes unprecedented cuts to programs that benefit poor and working class families.
For example, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, will be cut by $192 billion over the next ten years. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, better known as welfare, will be cut by $21 billion. And Medicaid will be cut by $800 billion.
Medicare and Social Security retirement income will remain untouched, two programs that do not take personal income into account to determine access to benefits.
President Trump’s supporters believe these cuts are necessary to because the programs discourage work, and too many people are dependent on the federal government for support.