President Donald Trump is putting “taxpayers first” with his new cut to Medicaid and food stamps.
This long overdue overhaul of the welfare system will lighten the load on all hardworking Americans and will put an end to those who are mooching off of the system. No longer will the life blood of the blue collar worker be drained to support the lazy.
The blueprint for the budget was drawn up by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who says it will be balanced by 2027.
This is one of the first times that the administration is actually acknowledging the hardships of the people who are actually paying taxes when drafting up a tax law.
The phrase that says it all was uttered by Mulvaney as an explanation to these cuts, “If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, then we need you to go to work.”
President Donald Trump is living up to his word and there will no longer be free handouts to the lazy at the expense of those who diligently go to work every day. Our money should not go to them and under President Trump, it no longer will. These moochers will now work for their own food.
The budget blueprint also provides $2.6 billion for border security, including $1.6 billion for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Trump’s cornerstone campaign promises. The remaining $1 billion will be used to bolster exiting border defenses by hiring new agents and upgrading equipment used to track illegal crossings.
Mulvaney will present the budget to lawmakers on Tuesday and testify before House and Senate committees later this week. The fleshed-out proposal follows up on a partial release in March that targeted the budgets of domestic agencies and foreign aid for cuts averaging 10 percent.
The White House plan leaves Social Security and Medicare untouched, but calls for $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid and a $193 billion reduction in food stamps over the next ten years.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of people on those programs. We’re going to measure compassion by how many people we can get off those programs,” said Mulvaney, who added that there would be a work requirement for some Americans to continue receiving food stamps.