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Trump To Cut Welfare On White Working Americans To Make ‘Room’ For His Tax Cuts

Trump To Cut Welfare On White Working Americans To Make ‘Room’ For His Tax Cuts

Let’s face it, the majority of people who receive welfare checks are white working-class Americans in red states, many of whom voted for Donald Trump based on the pledge they would be better off financially under him.

A study released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, shows that government assistance benefitted 6.2 million white Americans without a degree in 2014, compared with 2.8 million black Americans and 2.4 million Hispanic Americans without a degree.

According to the study, any cuts to welfare benefits will hit the more than 6 million working-class white people who rely on such checks.

However, that’s not stopping President Trump from throwing his base under the bus, threatening to slash welfare and transfer those savings to the very wealthy in the form of tax cuts.

Trump said last month that he would be looking “very strongly” at welfare reform after suggesting that some people were unfairly abusing the system.

“That’s becoming a very big subject and people are taking advantage of the system and other people aren’t receiving what they need to live, and we think it’s very unfair to them,” Trump said in October.

Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the president’s intentions, explaining that details of the administration’s plans to overhaul welfare would be released at the beginning of next year.

“This is something that the president has a great deal of interest in and I think you can count on probably the first part of next year seeing more specifics and details come out on that,” she said on Monday, according to Reuters.

Election polls show that working-class people voted for Trump in droves, and it is unlikely the president will continue to find himself popular among any demographic whose budget he slashes.

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