Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez: Trump’s Budget Devastating To Working Families
March 16, 2017
WASHINGTON – Former Labor Secretary and DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Donald Trump released his budget blueprint for 2018:
“Donald Trump’s budget blueprint has one goal: to devastate hardworking Americanfamilies. Trump built his campaign on a mountain of populist promises, then he brought a swamp to Washington with an administration full of Goldman Sachs bankers. Now he’s cutting afterschool programs and college financial aid, gutting help for American manufacturing and slashing infrastructure investments that could create jobs in rural communities.
“Thanks in large part to the policies of the Obama Administration, we’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job growth in our history. But Trump apparently didn’t learn any lessons from the end of the last Republican presidency, and now he’s intent on reversing course just so the wealthy can pocket new tax breaks – the consequences could be catastrophic for our economy.
“If there was any doubt left about where his true priorities lie, this budget just made it crystal clear – not with working families. Trump is a president of the rich, bought by the rich, and working for the rich.”