FEATURING RICHARD (RJ) ESKOW – Soon after Congress voted on a massive 2-year spending plan for the government, President Donald Trump released his official White House budget outlining his priorities, and by all accounts it there were no surprises.
Trump wants massive cuts to social programs that benefit ordinary Americans, and boosts to the military and border security operations.
The budget plan, unveiled with fanfare as massive book hundreds of pages long, includes cuts to Medicare – a program Trump promised not to touch during his presidential campaign.
And, it cuts the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by more than a quarter.
Trump’s budget also significantly changes the way food stamps are issued, forcing poor Americans to buy unhealthy cheap food rather than fresh produce.
Richard (RJ) Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program, and a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future. He is also a former consultant and public policy advisor. His writings have appeared in a number of print and digital publications.