Trump’s Proposed FY18 Budget Is Here—And It Isn’t Good

 The Background 

The White House released their $4.1-trillion budget to Congress yesterday, and one thing is abundantly clear: the future is not bright if you’re a low-income American. The “populist” president who ran on a campaign that appealed to the “average Joe” is proposing major cuts to the programs that many average Americans rely on, including welfare, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance. While most experts agree that the budget is way too extreme to get past Congress, it shows that the same president who said he would “drain the swamp” and “save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security,” doesn’t intend to keep his campaign promises. Time

Why You Should Care

Because, like us, you’ve been sitting with your hands covering your eyes watching what’s going down in the U.S.A. Whether you’re a Trump supporter or not, the American government looks more like a Will Ferrell movie than a functioning administration. A budget that apparently doesn’t even add up while simiultaneously alienating Trump’s biggest base isn’t going to bode well for anybody…today, tomorrow or in 2020. (Except maybe the Democrats.)

The Gist

Trump’s administration revealed the details of their $4.1 trillion FY18 budget to Congress yesterday which involves steep cuts to several departments including education, energy, health, and justice.