Black Organizations, Lawmakers Slam Trump Budget


Black Organizations, Lawmakers Slam Trump Budget

By Barrington M. Salmon

Rep. Cedric Richmond

(Trice Edney Wire) – President Donald Trump has unveiled his 2018 budget to resounding criticism and derision from a range of critics, including the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the US Black Chamber Inc., policymakers, pundits, and other Congressional lawmakers.
“President Trump’s budget is based on the ill-advised idea that the poor can pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” says CBC Chair Rep. Cedrick Richmond (D-La.). “The truth is that some folks don’t have boots and tax cuts for the wealthy won’t help them buy a pair. A budget that threatens the lives …

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