Trump’s Budget Plan Is A Death Threat To The Working Class, Here’s What Hillary Had To Say About It
Hillary Clinton took a moment to bash on Trump’s federal budget plan on Tuesday. The former presidential candidate said the plan reached “an unimaginable level of cruelty.”
Clinton’s comments came as she spoke at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit on Tuesday night, hours after Trump released the details of his first budget proposal.
“This administration is mounting an onslaught against the needs of children, people with disabilities, women and seniors.”
“Poverty is neither a crime, nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live,” Clinton continued, quoting from an essay in author Sarah Kendzior’s book “The View From Flyover Country.”
Trump is ready to cut fundings from multiple programs. He seeks to cut $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over the course of a decade. The proposed plan also seeks to cut $274 billion from anti-poverty programs, including $193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP), the modern version of food stamps.
And if that wasn’t enough, the budget will also slash funds to Disability Insurance offered through Social Security.
This isn’t the first time Clinton has spoken out against Trumps’s budget proposal. In late March, the former Secretary of State blasted Trump’s initial budget proposal.
“This administration’s proposed cuts to international health, development, and diplomacy would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake to our country,” Clinton said at the time.