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White House To Release ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets
... “This is, I think, the first time in a long time that an administration has written a budget through the eyes of the people who are actually paying the taxes,”
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Monday.
The plan was crafted with a skeptical eye toward programs that serve the needy. Over a decade, it calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid,
food stamps and disability benefits.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs,” Mulvaney said.
“We are going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those programs to get back in charge of their own lives.” ...