Tag: poverty

Trump’s First Budget Seeks Deep Cuts To Everything But Military, Border

President Trump unveiled his 2018 budget proposal Thursday, providing the clearest view yet of the policies he wants to use to deliver on his campaign promises. The plan includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a substantial bump for border security, while calling for deep cuts to most federal agencies, including roughly 30…

Families brace for impact of food stamp cuts

Sweeping cuts to U.S. food stamps will kick in today and many people who depend on the program to put breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table are bracing for the impact. The automatic cuts, which total about $5 billion, are a result of the expiration of temporary funds from a 2009 stimulus. Americans are…