What African-Americans Have To Lose From Trump’s Budget Plan


What African-Americans Have to Lose From Trump’s Budget Plan

College grants. Heating and power bill assistance. Community development funding. The delivery of meals to homebound seniors who would otherwise starve. Free civil legal aid for poor people. These are just a few of the things that African-Americans and others — particularly those with low incomes — “have to lose” with President Donald Trump’s federal budget plan for fiscal year 2018, which was unveiled Thursday. Although it leaves entitlement programs like Social Security untouched, the plan features massive cuts to social, education and community development programs, while boosting spending for national and homeland defense.
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