Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans

President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 contains recommended cuts in many programs, including some programs that offer critical services to the elderly. This report describes those programs and the impact of the recommended cuts in very informative detail.

President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained, but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors. But the President has broken his promise to protect those programs and has proposed cutting or eliminating other critical supports for older Americans. Many seniors already struggle to afford the basics; the Trump budget would make it much harder for them to get by, while showering large tax cuts on the nation’s wealthiest people and profitable corporations.

– Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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