To the editor: The White House just released its 2018 budget. The disdain it shows for children, the elderly, people with disabilities and those struggling to make ends meet -- really, so many working families like yours and mine -- is truly jaw dropping. What happened to championing Americans who feel forgotten and left behind?
The White House intends to drastically cut basic assistance programs that help hard-working families put food on the table and get affordable health care. By slashing SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid and more, this budget imagines a future where millions of Americans will go to bed hungry and have nowhere to turn when they fall ill.
This is cruel! Not to mention breathtakingly hypocritical. Instead of taking away food and health care, Congress should find ways to build on what’s already working to help all of us create a better future.