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Trump Budget Ends Medicaid Expansion, Axes Affordable Housing Programs - truthout.org

Trump Budget Ends Medicaid Expansion, Axes Affordable Housing Programs - truthout.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Trump has signaled his priorities but his proposals must get through Congress before they become a reality. Now is the time for Americans to let their representatives know what kind of budget they want to see.

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Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post

Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

In a new polling memo, the Center for American Progress Action Fund argues that this is a fight Democrats should want to have. The memo points out that social programs poll extremely well and that we’ve seen recently how much GOP attacks on those programs motivate voters. Health care was a central issue propelling Democrat Ralph Northam to victory in the Virginia governor’s race in November, and the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act produced a huge backlash in large part because of the millions of Americans they wanted to toss off Medicaid.

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