Why Trump is still right to cut Social Security and Medicare funding
Donald Trump is right to reject any federal government proposal to cut benefits for Americans with disabilities.
That’s not to say he’s wrong to do so.
In fact, the president’s decision to ignore the National Governors Association’s recommendation to reject the proposed cuts is a good thing.
The president’s budget has been the biggest attack on the disability insurance program in the history of the country.
But it’s also a bad idea, and one that is going to lead to much worse cuts.
As Vox has written before, disability benefits are a big source of income for millions of Americans, especially those with severe disabilities.
The federal disability program pays out more than $1.2 trillion annually in benefits and has a $2.5 trillion cost to the economy.
Cutting that program would have dire consequences for the disabled, and it’s not clear how much the president wants to do to avoid this disaster.
As president, Trump has also said he would be willing to work with Congress to make sure disabled Americans have access to benefits.
But there’s no way that the president is willing to negotiate with Congress on a disability-related issue when the disabled are not included.
So, while the president has made some good decisions over the years, this is not one of them.
This is not about disability, or disability-rights.
This isn’t about politics or social policy.
This should be about doing what’s right for the American people.
If you believe that disability benefits should be preserved for the most vulnerable Americans, then Trump’s budget is a bad bet.
For more, read Vox’s comprehensive guide to the budget of President Trump.