Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments brings outcry

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Democrats at the hearing focussed on Trump's proposed cuts to social programs, making clear they would continue to emphasise them in the 2020 presidential election campaign. By the looks of it, the budget is excruciatingly more than what the Pentagon wants to achieve. "He said he wouldn't cut Medicare, he said he wouldn't cut Social Security, and his budget cuts both".

Senate Democrats reiterated their objections to the cuts the White House proposed this week to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security during a budget committee hearing Wednesday. By strengthening work requirements, the administration wants to end people's dependency on government benefits.

Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation took issue this week with several proposals included in President Donald Trump's record $4.7 trillion budget plan.

Also, as expected, the president intends to cut $220 billion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as SNAP or, more commonly, as food stamps), $21 billion in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, $207 billion in the student loan program and seeks up to a 31-percent reduction in the Environmental Protection Agency.

"Once again, President Trump fails to understand how disastrous his budget proposal would be for hardworking Americans, scientific research and education, and the future of our country", Foster said in a statement. He called the proposal "malicious". The department's total gross discretionary funding would go down to $44.1 billion in 2020 from this year's $52.8 billion. The budget also includes $8.6 billion for the completion of a wall to secure the southern border.

"I think the Democrats' arguing against border security is a losing argument for them", Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) told The Epoch Times. Now the only thing that people are going to witness is how the messages are going to appeal the voters. "This budget will balance in 15 years".

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"He's not cutting Medicare in this budget", asserted acting White House budget director Russell Vought.

Meanwhile the changes proposed at the FDA in the document entitled 'A Budget for a Better America' tighten up regulations on generics manufacturers in order to improve competition for off-patent drugs and lower prices.

"Over the next 10 years, we are confident that the economic policies of this administration ... will more than pay for the costs of the tax cuts", said Vought.

According to the CBO, the growth in the economy will be 2.3 percent this year, down from 3.1 percent in 2018, as the effects of the new tax code on the growth of business investment wane.

Neal, who has pledged to use his position has House Ways and Means chairman to protect Medicare, the federal health insurance program largely for people ages 65 and over, added that reaffirmed his commitment to "defending Americans' access to health care".

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