Democrats Slam Trump’s Budget
February 14, 2020
“His priorities contradict his promises”
It’s Valentine’s Day but Trump’s budget proposal shouldn’t expect a card — especially in key battleground states, where Democrats pounced on Trump’s broken promises to protect health care and the environment. See more below:
MICHIGAN: MLive: Stabenow, Michigan Democrats slam Trump’s proposed health care cuts
“Michigan Democrats said President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget proposal shows his priorities contradict his promises to protect health care for vulnerable Americans.
“Trump’s fourth budget proposal, a largely symbolic document intended to influence Congress and outline the president’s policy vision, seeks to cut $844 billion for the ‘president’s health reform vision’ during the next decade. Cuts to Medicaid and Affordable Care Act subsidies total $1 trillion, the Associated Press reported, drawing harsh criticism from congressional Democrats.”
FLORIDA: Florida Politics: ‘Florida is at risk’: Democrats decry Donald Trump environmental budget cuts
“With the 60-day Legislative Session calendar tipping past midpoint, Democratic lawmakers and activists said Thursday that it’s later than Republicans think regarding the climate change calamity.
“Urgency intensified by the proposed budget from the White House rolled out this month.
“A media release noted that ‘despite the clear threat this issue is posing to the Sunshine State, Trump’s proposed 2021 budget slashes funding for agencies critical to addressing this emergency, including a 26% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).’”