Analysts: Trump Budget Proposal Could Alienate Core Supporters

Analysts: Trump budget proposal could alienate core supporters

The Trump administration’s first budget proposal runs the risk of alienating many of his core constituents, including in North Carolina, through proposed major cuts to Medicaid and other federal safety-net programs, economists and analysts said Tuesday.

Presidential budgets, like those submitted by governors, tend to serve more as guidance for congressional budget writers rather than definitive demands.

Still, the White House recommendations for fiscal 2017-18, highlighted by eliminating more than $1 trillion in safety-net cuts over 10 years, could serve as another sticking point with lawmakers and individuals and families dependent on the programs.

The Washington Post reported that the White …

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