A president’s budget is sign of an administration’s priorities, and President Trump’s proposed budget bears no good news for America’s disabled workers, seniors, children, and poor.
At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump signaled his administration’s willingness to make cuts to safety-net programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and earned-benefit programs such as Social Security retirement, federal retirement benefits, and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to address the federal decifit.
Of course, the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut passed in 2017 slashed of taxes on large corportations and the wealthiest Americans. The result? A federal deficit that has balloned past $1 trillion in 2019. For comparison, the federal deficit was $587 billion in 2016, the last year President Obama was in office.
Back in 2015, while running for president, Trump distinguished himself from the Republican field by claiming that he wouldn’t cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. But it seems that was yet another empty promise.
Stealing a page from the classic GOP playbook — cut taxes, explode the deficit, eliminate programs that benefit the most vulnerable in America — Trump’s budget targets the very programs that fufill our country’s promise to our elderly, to our children, to our injured workers, and to the poorest among us.
To voice your opposition over the proposed Trump budget cuts to earned benefits programs like Social Security disability insurance and retirement, contact your U.S. Senators from Arizona: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally.