OCTOBER 29

Cut vital support for the most vulnerable

Jesus said “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me”. Donald Trump has attempted to institute policies which are harmful to the most vulnerable people in our society and around the world - people who need our help.

Trump's Record

"Stacy Dean, vice president of food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said limiting access to SNAP would overwhelmingly affect working families, seniors and people with disabilities. It could encourage some recipients to spend down their savings or to work less to continue to qualify.

‘Instead of punishing working families if they work more hours or penalizing seniors and people with disabilities who save for emergencies, the president should seek to assist them with policies that help them afford the basics and save for the future,’ she said.”

“Food stamps could end for 3 million under new Trump plan”, Washington Post, July 23, 2019


“[T]he Act contains a number of problematic provisions that will have dramatic negative consequences, particularly for those most in need. Among other things, the Joint Committee on Taxation indicates that the bill will eventually raise taxes on those with lower incomes while simultaneously cutting taxes for the wealthy.This is clearly problematic, especially for the poor.”

“President Should Work with Congress Toward Acceptable Tax Bill, Says US Bishops Chairman”, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, December 20, 2017


“The Trump administration shot itself in the foot with these cuts,” said Chet Thomas, director of Proyecto Aldea Global in Honduras, which has been forced to stop a job training program that gave teenagers alternatives to working for criminal gangs. These projects are designed to … reduce the number of people migrating to the US.”

“Christian Nonprofits Reeling from Trump Cuts to Foreign Aid”, Christianity Today, February 4, 2020


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