Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pussy Grabber will SLASH SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/01/19/trump-just-flip-flopped-admitted-will-slash-social-security-medicare/


Trump administration officials have released an outline of their plan to take an axe to the federal budget, and they’re targeting everything – except military spending. Aiming to reduce spending by $10.5 trillion over ten years, they will accomplish this by gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, breaking one of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises.
“It is my intention to leave Social Security as it is!” announced Trump in a March debate. He told the Heritage Foundation – the neoliberal far-right think tank that drafted the budget outlines used by Republicans in Congress – that “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid. Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do.”
But it appears Donald Trump, pathological liar and ideological weathervane, is backtracking on his promises yet again. The Hill reports that the budget reductions are based off a Heritage Foundation outline, and a Mother Jones analysis found that this means the Trump Administration will be cutting Medicare by 41%, Medicaid by 41%, and Social Security by 8%.
Graphic courtesy of Mother Jones.
It will also end funding for the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities, end funding for victims of domestic violence grants, privatize the Public Broadcasting Corporation, as well as significant cuts to the departments of Transportation, Justice and State.
It is “starve the beast” on a colossal scale – which somehow doesn’t include defense spending, which comprised 57% of our total 2014 budget but would see a 1% cut under the Trump plan.
If Donald Trump and his cronies get away with this, the consequences are terrifying.
Let’s consider the worst case scenario, shall we?
Half a trillion dollars a year will pour into the coffers of arms manufacturers and defense contractors; hundreds of thousands will die across the world as those weapons are used to wage wars of blood profit as thousands of Americans die from lack of healthcare. With no endowment for the arts and the humanities, artistic expression is curtailed and slowly returns to being a privilege of the wealthy.

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