This budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country. With it, the President essentially calls on us to ignore what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” — and instead to enter a new Gilded Age.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich described the Trump budget proposal as being "cruel and deviant". Political economist Jack Rasmus explains why.
How big are the social program cuts included in this budget? Massive. These are the largest cuts to social programs and the safety net to be proposed by a president in decades.
Trump doesn’t want an effective military, he wants a big, expensive, ostentatious one that he can march down Pennsylvania Avenue like a Soviet May Day parade.