Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump‘s proposed fiscal 2018 budget, calling it “unimaginable cruelty” against millions of Americans.
“This administration and Republicans in Congress are mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women and seniors,” Clinton said (see video starting at 10:36). “It shows an unimaginable level of cruelty and lack of imagination and disdain for the struggles of millions of Americans.”
Clinton made the remarks at a benefit for the Children’s Health Fund in New York Tuesday night, where she claimed Trump’s budget is cruel because it cuts to entitlements like welfare and food stamps financed by hard-working taxpayers.
Clinton, who recently launched the anti-Trump political organization Onward Together, again urged anarchist liberals to continue resisting Trump. “We cannot stand idly or quietly by while they are doing this,” she said.
Basically, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are outraged that Trump’s budget calls for cuts to entitlement programs ($192 billion from food stamps and $272 billion from other welfare programs). It also eliminates tax credits for illegal immigrants but leaves Social Security and Medicare largely untouched.
Liberals are furious that the welfare gravy train is coming to an end for people who live off welfare without working or seeking employment. Welfare was meant to be a short-term benefit to help people in need; instead, it has devolved in a lifelong, multi-generational lifestyle for certain segments of the population.
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Trump’s budget is the first time a president has viewed the federal budget through the eyes of working Americans.
“This is the first time in a long time that an administration has written a budget through the eyes of the people who are paying the taxes,” Mulvaney said Tuesday. “I can’t remember the last time we looked at it through the perspective of someone who was paying taxes.”
Mulvaney said the success of any welfare program should be measured by how many people are able to wean themselves off it once they get a job and can support themselves.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by number of programs or number of people on those programs,” he said. “We will measure compassion and success by the number of people we get off those programs and get back in charge of their own lives.”
In order for the budget to work, Mulvaney said welfare and food-stamp recipients need to get jobs. “We need folks to work,” he said. “If you’re on food stamps, and you’re able-bodied, we need you to go to work … You have to have compassion for people who are receiving federal funds, but you also have to have compassion for the people who are paying it.”
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