The Republican tax cut bill will result in the following according to a recent Senate Budget Committee Minority Staff report.
- Eliminates housing assistance for more than 1 million families.
- Eliminates heating assistance (LIHEAP) for nearly 700,000 seniors on fixed incomes, people with disabilities and families with children.
- Eliminates nutrition assistance for 1.25 million women, infants and children.
- Slashes Pell Grant funding by 33 percent, making college less affordable for more than 8 million working-class students.
- Eliminates Head Start services for 25,000 children every year.
- Cuts $37 billion over the next decade from funding for Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other critical medical research.
- Makes student loan programs more expensive resulting in a significant increase in college costs for struggling students.
Totally eliminates the following:
- Farm price support programs;
- Farm Security and Investment programs;
- The Social Services Block Grant;
- Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- Custom and Border Protection; and
- The Crime Victims Fund
All this so that a few very wealthy individuals will pay less taxes.
ADDITIONALLY, THE REPUBLICAN TAX BILL MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT AUTOMATIC CUTS IN MEDICARE FUNDING.
Is this what you want for our country?
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