Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

February 12, 2018
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding President Trump’s budget proposal: 
“It is utterly astounding that just six weeks after slashing taxes on the wealthy and biggest corporations, creating a huge deficit, the president asks older Americans and middle-class Americans to make up the difference by slashing Medicare and Medicaid. While corporations reap billions in tax giveaways, older Americans who at least knew if they got sick when they got older they’d be taken care of, now have to worry. Many others, including children and working families, would be hurt by this budget as well. 
“If Americans want a picture of who President Trump works for, the combination of the tax bill and this budget make it crystal clear. He’s for the rich and powerful at the expense of the middle class."