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Angry White Trump Voters To Feel The Brunt Of Trump Budget Cuts

March 17, 2017

Some of the biggest losers in Donald Trump’s proposed budget are the rural communities that fueled his stunning White House victory.  Boston Globe reports.

Funding that keeps rural airports open, grants that help build rural water and sewer projects, and money for long-distance Amtrak lines that serve rural communities would all disappear under Trump’s budget blueprint released Thursday.”

“Trump also wants to kill the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps people, including seniors on fixed incomes and the working poor, to pay their heating bills. It’s a particularly prized resource in New England, with its brutal winters. Also on the chopping block: funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, which seeks to boost economic development in a region that strongly supported Trump. Into the dustbin, too, would go the US Chemical Safety Board, an agency that has open investigations in Mississippi, Florida, Texas, and Kansas, and last September wrapped up a probe of a West Virginia chemical spill that left more than 300,000 people without usable water for a time.”

  1. March 17, 2017 10:55 PM

    Excellent comment! I really think it funny when Trump voters yell about Obamacare and want it repealed and then in the next breath tell reporters they surely do not want anyone taking away their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Just a country of stupid hicks. And they are getting exactly what they deserve–as you note.

  2. Mustang Solly permalink
    March 17, 2017 9:44 PM

    I can’t think of a better outcome for Trump voters. Joseph de Maistre: “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite” Now, on to cutting the agricultural subsidies for the Dakotas Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa and when the pipelines rupture and ruin the Ogallala Aquifer the people along the route can suck tar sand slurry and sue an indemnified TransCanada. Good luck. And next time a chemical spill ruins drinking water or a coal mine roof collapses in West Virginia the Trump voters can invite Trump’s Democratic Bendover-in-Chief, Senator Joe Manchin to cry crocodile tears and sing Kumbaya while Trump signs a cut in the National Institute for Health research and Black Lung Disease funds and says there’re no FEMA funds.

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