The president aims to take programs away from hardworking families when they need them most while doubling down on his administration’s anti-immigrant agenda.
By Amelia Collins, Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
Today, the Trump administration sent its budget for fiscal year 2019 to Congress, outlining the next phase of the Republican agenda.
First, they attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped four million Latinos get health care.
Then they passed a massive trillion-dollar tax cut for large corporations and the wealthy: the top 1% get an average tax cut of $1,061 a week, 125 times larger than the weekly $8.46 going to the bottom 60% of Americans.
What’s next? Paying for the deficit-busting tax bill by slashing Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and other basic supports that help everyday Americans make ends meet.