DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Blame the Democrats for any ‘lateness’ in your Enhanced Unemployment Insurance. I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution. I told them this would happen, especially with many states which have old computers.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 27, 2020 7:20 am […]

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ENTITLEMENTS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will protect your Social Security and Medicare, just as I have for the past 3 years. Sleepy Joe Biden will destroy both in very short order, and he won’t even know he’s doing it!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 6, 2020 10:08 am […]

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DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump likes to claim credit for the number of Americans who have stopped receiving food stamps since he entered office. In July 2018, he said 3.5 million had fallen from the rolls; the next spring, five million had. In his State of the Union speech this month, the number had grown […]

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BUDGET/DEFENSE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday [2-10-20] that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its […]

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COURTS/ENTITLEMENTS/IMMIGRANTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Chicago had joined three others nationwide in temporarily blocking President Donald Trump’s policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits. Judge Gary Feinerman granted a temporary injunction Monday [10-14-19] night blocking the new rules hours before they would have […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Agriculture Department moved again this week to cut spending on food stamps, this time proposing changes that would slice $4.5 billion from the program over five years, trimming monthly benefits by as much as $75 for one in five struggling families on nutrition assistance. The latest plan would cut benefits for […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Governors, mayors, attorneys general, state delegations, teachers and pediatricians have flooded the Agriculture Department with comments that overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration’s proposed rule to limit eligibility for food stamps — and cut millions from the nation’s pre-eminent food assistance program. The rule change’s public comment period ended on Monday [9-23-19], with […]

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ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “More than three million people would lose their food stamps under a new rule proposed Tuesday [7-23-19] by the Agriculture Department to change the program’s eligibility requirements. Agriculture officials say they are fixing a loophole that currently allows some states to give food stamps to people who have a certain amount of […]

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ENTITLEMENTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump took another step Thursday [5-23-19] to crack down on legal immigration, instructing agencies to enforce a 23-year-old law that requires sponsors of green card holders to reimburse the government for welfare benefits. Trump approved a memorandum Thursday to enforce a pair of provisions signed into law by President Bill Clinton […]

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ENTITLEMENTS/JOBS/LABOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s plans for food stamps could cost more than 750,000 people their benefits, and most of these folks are among the poorest of the poor. The administration wants to make more Americans work for their food stamps by limiting states’ ability to seek waivers from the current employment requirement. More […]

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BUDGET/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On Friday [3-8-19], the White House announced that Karen Pence, the second lady, would lead a delegation to the United Arab Emirates in support of disabled American athletes at the Special Olympics. On Monday [3-11-19], the White House’s budget proposed striking $17.6 million in grants to expand the event. What a difference […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/LEGISLATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate easily passed a sprawling farm bill, 87 to 13, on Tuesday [12-11-18], advancing an ambitious $867 billion measure that rejected stricter work requirements for food-stamp recipients that were pushed by House Republicans and cheered by President Trump. The twice-a-decade legislation provides a safety net for farmers hit with unexpected weather […]

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AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congress comes back to town next week with House and Senate agriculture leaders pledging action on the farm bill in the lame-duck session. Hanging over negotiations is the question of just how dug in Trump is on stricter SNAP work requirements. Trump on Wednesday [11-7-18] blamed Democrats again for delaying the farm […]

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BUSINESS/ENTITLEMENTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new Trump administration proposal that targets immigrants who receive government benefits could be a major headache for businesses — and many don’t even know it yet. Under the sweeping ‘public charge’ proposed rule, an estimated 518,000 foreigners with temporary visas seeking to extend their stay each year would be required to […]

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AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [9-13-18] blasted Democrats and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, for ‘fighting tooth and nail’ against the farm bill because of disagreements over the House’s proposal to tighten work requirements for food-stamp recipients. Stabenow, one of the ‘big four’ agriculture leaders in Congress, […]

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AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senator Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill. They are fighting tooth and nail to not allow our Great Farmers to get what they so richly deserve. Work requirements are imperative and the Dems are a NO. Not good!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 13, 2018 12:56 pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday [6-21-18] a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans. Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it would […]

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DHS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump plans to propose a reorganization of the federal government on Thursday [6-21-18] that would shuffle key development, housing and food programs to new departments, where they could be easier to cut or contain, according to administration officials briefed on the proposal. The plan, which will most likely face significant opposition […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said the Senate needs to pass a farm bill even if it doesn’t include the tighter work requirements around food stamps that have become a flashpoint in the House. While Mr. McConnell said he personally favored beefing up the work requirements for food-stamp recipients, he made […]

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CONGRESS/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Welfare beneficiaries would have to work or get job training under legislation approved by a U.S. Congress committee on Thursday [5-24-18], part of a broader Republican effort to impose work rules on Americans getting public assistance. The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee voted along party lines to approve the changes to […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is expected to tell senior lawmakers in a meeting this week that he will veto the farm bill if it doesn’t include tighter work requirements for people receiving food stamps, according to two people familiar with his deliberations. That stance would immediately intensify the fight around work requirements, the […]

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BUDGET/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is preparing to submit to the U.S. Congress up to $25 billion in immediate spending cuts, including possible reductions to social safety net programs, lawmakers said on Wednesday [4-25-18], in a move that could upend a budget deal enacted last month.The White House plan, which has not yet been […]

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ENTITLEMENTS/PAUL RYAN/SPENDING/TRUMP PEOPLE: “When House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress, the Republican party will lose its most influential advocate for changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As Budget committee chairman, a vice presidential running mate to Mitt Romney in 2012, Ways and Means chairman and finally House speaker, Mr. Ryan had pressed for curbs […]

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BUDGET/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is taking the first major step toward putting together a federal budget proposal, asking federal agencies to draft plans to hike military spending and cut back other domestic programs—while making no changes to major entitlement programs, including Social Security and Medicare. One senior administration official said the plan would […]

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ENTITLEMENT/GOVERNMENT/OBAMA: “Government dependency has surged over 23% since @BarackObama has taken office. http://t.co/5jw1VwdK He is creating an entitlement culture.” [3:44:16 PM]  – 2/8/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 2/8/2012 […]

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