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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/17/17 11:48 PM 
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Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget

New York Times

The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities...Most of the programs cost under $500 million annually, a pittance for a government that is projected to spend about $4 trillion this year...Mr. Trump has spoken volubly about the nation’s drug problems, yet the list includes the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, which dispenses grants to reduce drug use and drug trafficking. And despite Mr. Trump’s vocal promotion of American exports, the list includes the Export-Import Bank, which has guaranteed loans to foreign customers of American companies since the 1930s...The president’s hope to increase military spending, shared by many Republicans, will probably be at the center of the looming budget battle in Congress. Funding for the current fiscal year is set to expire on April 28. The administration is expected to make a supplemental request before then for money to go to the military — and possibly a wall on the Mexican border. But under the Budget Control Act of 2011, spending on defense and domestic programs is capped. Democrats will demand that any lifting of those caps for the military be matched by a higher ceiling for domestic programs, setting the stage for a legislative logjam or a showdown over whether to preserve the parliamentary stalling tactic known as the Senate filibuster. Steve Bell, a former staff director of the Senate Budget Committee who is now with the Bipartisan Policy Center, said the programs identified in the memo are standard targets for Republican budget-cutters but of little significance in the government’s financial picture.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/17/17 11:50 PM 
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Donald Trump Might Cut Violence-Against-Women Programs

Mother Jones-Jan 19, 2017

Donald Trump has big plans to reduce the federal budget. The Hill reported on Thursday morning that his transition team has been working off a Heritage Foundation blueprint and pulled together a list of government agencies they hope to wipe out. The plans include privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (so long, Big Bird), cuts in nuclear physics research at the Department of Energy, and ending money spent on the historic Paris climate agreement. The National Endowment for the Arts will disappear if Trump gets his way. Trump apparently hasn't told his Cabinet nominees that they'll soon be in charge of diminished budgets. In total, Trump's cuts to federal programs would reportedly slice $10.5 trillion in spending over the next decade. Add to the list of government programs on the possible chopping block: Violence Against Women grants in the Department of Justice. The office that handles those grants had a $480 million budget in 2016. As Twitter user Caroline Q. pointed out, it currently oversees 25 grant programs that help women who have been victims of domestic violence.


From: Jeri (azpaints) Posted by host3/16/17 2:55 PM 
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Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

(c)  Within 180 days after the closing date for the submission of suggestions pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Director shall submit to the President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies.  The proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions.  The proposed plan shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization.



From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 1:04 AM 
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A day in the life of a poor American under Trump's proposed budget

Washington Post

President Trump introduced a 2018 budget proposal Thursday that includes significant cuts to programs meant to bolster lower-income Americans. Below, we imagine a worst-case scenario for one such family, living in southwestern Pennsylvania. It’s unseasonably cold for March, sure, but it’s also colder in the house than it should be. The winter was long and heating oil is expensive — and although the government used to provide assistance with the heating bills, that support ended when the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program was cut. The house could use better insulation, too, to hold in the heat, but an upgrade like that is expensive, and the government program to assist with weatherization was cut, too. You’d happily move, but affordable housing is in short supply and cuts to a federal affordable-housing program means that you’re not moving up the Habitat for Humanity wait list anytime soon. Breakfast. Luckily, cuts to WIC’s nutrition assistance program haven’t affected your family. But you still need to be judicious about what food is in the house, now that the Meals on Wheels program that helped your father has been cut, as a result of the elimination of federal Community Development Block Grants. Something small, then. You still get the same supplemental nutrition assistance as before, but it never went very far. Your younger son’s asthma is acting up. The county’s efforts to cut down on the air pollution that exacerbates it were slowed when the Environmental Protection Agency’s grant program was axed. For now, the kids are off to school — one of the new charter schools near town. Three years ago, your older son’s class visited Friendship Hill National Historic Site about this time of year, but it, along with 48 other historic sites, closed after funding was stopped. No field trip for your younger son, then. And no reading assistance from members of City Year, either. The elimination of AmeriCorps meant the end of such service-oriented programs. Once upon a time, your father may have been able to step in, thanks to the Senior Community Service Employment Program, but that has been cut, too. You head to work. You’d been hoping to start your own business for some time, but a business incubator that had been planned in your area was canceled after the Appalachian Regional Commission was shut down. Besides, you’ve been having a hard time getting a loan f
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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 1:05 AM 
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The rural voters who turned out in droves to elect President Donald Trump would be some of the biggest losers under the new White House budget.

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 1:06 AM 
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Washington Post
If you're a poor person in America, President Trump's budget proposal is not for you. Trump has unveiled a budget that would slash or abolish programs that have provided low-income Americans with help on virtually all fronts

From: ANNW33/17/17 2:46 AM 
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Some of the very people who voted for him...

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 7:22 AM 
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Trump Proposes Cutting Billions to Urban Areas He Vowed to Help

President Donald Trump is proposing slashing billions in federal funding that helps heavily minority urban communities - just months after appealing on the campaign trail to residents of cities like Detroit, asking, "What the hell do you have to lose ...

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 2:51 PM 
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When you want to read the words of a completely evil man, start with Trump's buddy Mulvaney - sit down for the shocking statements you are about to read below (he actually wants poor children and elderly people to starve, and it's pretty hard to find people that evil) :

Mulvaney: Proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels are compassionate to taxpayers

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Thursday defended the Trump administration’s proposed deep cuts to social welfare programs such as Meals on Wheels and after-school services, saying it’s unfair to taxpayers if such programs don’t show hard results. “Meals on Wheels sounds great,” Mulvaney said during the White House news briefing, adding that “we're not going to spend [money] on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we’ve made to people...” On after-school programs, Mulvaney said services intended to help feed hungry students in order to improve their academic performance deserve to be cut because proof of that progress has not materialized. “They're supposed to be educational programs, right? I mean, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They're supposed to help kids who don't get fed at home get fed so they do better in school,” Mulvaney said.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/17/17 2:54 PM 
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In followup to post 9 above, Mulvanney also lied.  Just to talk about one of the school meal programs he says doesn't work (this one has worked for 17 years in Las Vegas)...

C.P. Squires Elementary School in North Las Vegas has about 300 of its students participating in the program. Throughout Clark County School District, After-School All-Stars is giving kids a chance to stay out of trouble, participate in a new activity and improve their grades. From karate to dance, the after-school program has it all. "They get excited and they can't wait for after school to start. That is all I've heard this year is, 'when are we starting after school? when are we starting after school?'" said Amanda Jones, a teacher at Squires Elementary and a leader of After-School All-Stars. The program is far more than a good time. Before kids can participate in physical activities, they have to hit the books. With 70 percent of violence happening between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m., Casey Flair with After-School All-Stars says it is a safe alternative to what kids would be doing otherwise. "The students don't have anything to do. The students go home. A lot of the students, that we deal with, go home to empty homes. Parents are working," Flair said. Instead, 6,000 students in 13 at-risk schools get a meal, an hour of tutoring and some exercise. Jones says she can see the positive changes. "There is a big difference in their academics, especially in their reading and math scores. What we do is every year, when the year is over, we take a look at their CRT scores for 3rd, 4th and 5th, and compare participants and non participants," Jones said. According to CCSD, participants scored 10 percent higher on their math and reading proficiency exams than those who didn't attend the program. 



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