What Trump’s Budget Cuts from the Social Safety Net 
On Tuesday, President Trump released his 2018 budget proposal. It makes deep cuts across many anti-poverty programs, slashing food stamps by more than a quarter and children’s health insurance by 19 percent.  The proposal — the first of what is expected to be many deep cuts to programs aimed at reducing poverty. The biggest cuts were to the arts, scientific research and foreign aid.
-29%    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
-19%    Children’s Health Insurance Program
-17%    Medicaid
-13%    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
-12%    Unemployment Insurance
-8%      Earned Income Tax Credit
-3%      Supplemental Security Income
-2%      Social Security Disability Insurance
-0.6%   Medicare
+3%     Social Security Old-Age and Survivors Insurance

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