Kathleen Romig

20 Ways Trump's Budget Declares New War on the Poor by Hurting Seniors, People with Disabilities, Children and Single Mothers

Editor’s note: President Trump’s 2018 budget destroys America’s social safety nets. It would badly hurt seniors and people with disabilities, roll back children’s health care, slash already stingy anti-poverty programs for single mothers and shift costs to states that cannot afford them—all while ludicrously saying it is compassionate. What follows are 20 specifics excerpted from blogs by economists at the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on how his budget would impact these people and programs.

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Four Reasons Why Raising Social Security's Retirement Age Cuts Everyone's Benefits

Some policymakers, including prominent presidential candidates, have endorsed raising Social Security’s full retirement age to improve the program’s long-term solvency. 

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