Donald Trump’s budget proposal shows where his priorities are, away from cancer research and meals for impoverished children, programs apparently considered superfluous by Republicans.
The Trump administration’s deceiving claims they are only cutting 18% from the budget of the National Institute of Health, excludes to mention that 18% amounts to a $5.8 billion cut for vital health research that benefits us all.
‘Cancer researchers and advocacy groups are denouncing President Trump’s proposed budget, warning that its 19 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health could cripple or kill former vice president Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative and other important biomedical efforts.’
The 20% cut proposed by the Trump administration was called “catastrophic” by a former NIH director. No money would be left for health grants, tangibly harming disease research.
It’s unlikely that Trump will be successful with his proposed cuts, as the National Institute of Health has defenders on both sides of the aisle. Perhaps because health isn’t supposed to be a partisan issue.
BipartisanReport details that even ordinarily crazy Republicans are in this instance, reasonable on the subjects of disease research:
Yes, bipartisan effort. Don’t believe us? In an emotional moment in the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell moved to actually rename the 21st Century Cures Act AFTER former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, who died from brain cancer in 2015. Check it out below.
It’s not just disease research that the Trump administration doesn’t like, but also programs to help impoverished children such as “Meals on Wheels” and school subsidies to feed the hungry. Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the podium earlier in the week to explain the programs should be shut down since they are not “effective”.
Via Bipartisan Report: When Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget chief said Meals on Wheels was an ineffective program, he must have been considering cancer research and cancer cures as ineffective also. He said specifically they would not spend money on programs that did not deliver promises made to people. Cancer research does more than deliver promises. It saves lives… lives that President Donald J. Trump is apparently trying to snuff out. What did we expect though from such an oblivious toilet full of orange pig slop?
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