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Inefficient, Ineffective, Irresponsible: A TRUMP BUDGET

The President’s budget for 2019 provides a revealing insight into the Administration’s values. After spending last year working with Congressional Republicans to enact an extremely irresponsible tax cut that mostly benefits people who already have a lot of wealth and power, the Administration has produced a budget with damaging spending cuts that will hit working families hard for years to come.

Retirement Security for an Aging Population Requires Higher Federal Spending

The number of people aged 65 and older in the United States – 52 million today – is projected to increase by more than 60 percent over the next three decades, reaching 84 million in 2047. [1] This will mean more people turning to Social Security, Medicare, and long-term care services financed by Medicaid – programs that are crucial to the economic and health security of Americans during their retirement years. Ensuring retirement security for the American middle class will mean providing these programs with additional resources.