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Stunning Truths about the Bloated Safety Net for the Wealthy
The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures , most of which are for rich Americans . The Unrelenting Wealth Grab by the 1% The average 1% household increased its wealth by $3 million in 2016. Since much of that was in the form of stock gains...
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Trump’s Budget Is What Class Warfare Looks Like
Earlier this week, the Trump administration launched a massive salvo against the working and middle class with a budget that was every bit as absurd as its title: “ A New Foundation for American Greatness .” Trump’s spin was characteristically grandiose and empty of truth. In a message to Congress...
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How Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans
President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained , but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors. But the President has broken his...
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Donald Trump to Hungry Seniors: Drop Dead
Some 10 million elders are threatened by hunger—but the president’s budget would slash desperately needed funding for food programs.
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Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich
"President Trump's new budget should lay to rest any belief that he's looking out for the millions of people the economy has left behind."
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Trump to Propose Massive Cuts to Safety Net in 'Utter Betrayal' Budget
'Regular folks need Medicaid. Nursing home care especially. These cuts are just cruel, and all because they want to cut taxes for the rich,' tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz
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GOP Prepares to Make Case That Poor People Must Sacrifice So Rich Can Get Tax Cuts
After a considerable period of time in which other aspects of the Republican agenda held center stage, we are beginning to see some renewed attention to lurid plans to hammer federal spending programs that disproportionately benefit the poor. Politico raised the alarm over the weekend: President...
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Trump Administration Considering 'Back-Door Way' to Cut Social Security
'If Trump proposes this Trojan horse, it would be the newest shot in the ongoing Republican war against Social Security'
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These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?
Bill to expand Social Security 'gives lie to the myth' that safety net program is going bankrupt
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Resurrecting Another ‘Big Lie’: The Myth of Social Security as ‘Ponzi Scheme’
This especially ugly lie resurfaces periodically like the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman and is just as devoid of proof, but at least those fakes are harmless.
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