Bernie slams Trump’s absurd 2020 budget proposal – NationofChange

Bernie slams Trump’s absurd 2020 budget proposal – NationofChange

In response to President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders recently issued a press release denouncing the plan as “dead on arrival” and merely seeking to increase the defense budget by taking more than a trillion dollars from education, health care, and other government programs. Although Trump’s budget proposal seeks to increase base defense spending by more than $860 billion over the next 10 years, Sen. Sanders argues that the money is more than enough to make public colleges and universities tuition free instead.

On Monday, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Sanders, wrote in a press release: “The Trump budget is breathtaking in its degree of cruelty and filled with broken promises. Donald Trump promised the American people that he would be a different type of Republican, that he would be a champion of the working American and that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But his budget does the exact opposite of what he promised the American people.

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