Millions To Lose Safety Net Benefits As Trump Redefines Poverty

Millions To Lose Safety Net Benefits As Trump Redefines Poverty



A few weeks ago, we talked about the fact
that the Trump administration is actually trying to redefine who is living in poverty
here in the United States. They want to be able to kick people off their
benefits, say that our poverty numbers are decreasing but not by helping people, by making
them make more money, but by just changing a how we count people who are in poverty. Part of that involves you know, inflation
and chained CPI. I explained it all in the previous video if
you want to go back and check that out. But here's the thing, the uh, center for budget
and policy priorities. So a liberal think tank when ahead and crunched
the numbers on how many people would be effected if the Trump administration is successful,
which it appears they likely will be in changing who is counted as living below the federal
poverty line. And here is the list of what's going to happen
in this country. If they changed this definition, more than
250,000 adults would lose health insurance through Medicaid, more than 300,000 children
and some pregnant women would lose health insurance through the CHIP program. Millions of people would receive fewer subsidies
for purchasing health insurance on the Obamacare marketplace, making it too expensive for them
to afford anymore more than 250,000 seniors and people with disabilities would lose or
receive less access to the Medicare Part d subsidy program, forcing them to pay more
for prescription drugs, more than 150,000 seniors and people with disabilities with
lose premium assistance for Medicare part B, meaning they'd have to pay over $1,500
to see a doctor, uh, nearly 200,000 people would lose food stamp benefits. More than 100,000 students would become ineligible
for free or reduced price lunches. And more than a 100,000 extra would lose free
meals. And about 40,000 infants and young children
would lose access to care such as breast feeding support and healthy food through the special
supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. And that's just a start folks. That's what would happen when you add up all
the numbers to millions of people in this country. If this administration does the sinister move
of simply changing the definition of who lives in poverty and the only reason they would
want to change this definition is to boast about their numbers because suddenly if they
change it, and these people who are in poverty are no longer considered to be living in poverty,
Trump gets to come out and say, hey, we just reduce the poverty in this country by 10%
overnight. Quite literally aren't I the best? I'm so great and wonderful. Everybody should vote for me in 2020 because
no other president's been able to do that. Yeah, because no other president was stupid
enough and heartless enough to do that. But this also goes along with the long held
Republican belief of let's cut all the benefits. Let's kill social safety net programs. You know, force women to have babies. But if there are too poor to be able to afford
any kind of a prenatal care or post birth care, oh well that's your fault. Too Bad. You couldn't fix the problem because we passed
a law saying you had to have the baby, but we're not going to help you out even though
you were raped or even though this was a case of incest. Yep. Sorry, that's all on you because that's who
the Republican Party is as who they've always been, at least throughout my entire lifetime. I understand that. At some points in American history, they were
different. This is not who they were, but it's damn sure
who they are now, and this is exactly what they want to do to this country. Kick millions of people, all federal assistance
programs by tweaking a few numbers here, changing a definition there, and then taking all the
credit for supposedly lowering the poverty numbers in this country. Meanwhile, millions of people starve. They die early because they can't get medical
care, but those aren't things that Republicans care about. All they care about is saving a little bit
of money because eventually that money is going to have to make its way back to the
wealthy elite in the form of probably in another tax cut.

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27 thoughts on “Millions To Lose Safety Net Benefits As Trump Redefines Poverty

  1. This is just an example that Trump and also Republicans not only hate people of color but poor people in general, you’re very much mistaken if you believe that Republicans care about people.

  2. What's crazy is all the exons who will suffer and die too. Croaking out to the end. It's the brown people and the dems

  3. And in the end thousands of young women will experience how their kids will be taken away, because they did not care enough. Also if some of the kids die, because the mothers is to poor to feed it, she will end up in prison.

  4. Oh it will go it will go it will go
    The aristocrats to the street lights
    Oh it will go it will go it will go
    The aristocrats will hang there tight

    (1789 revolution adapted to english if ya'll ever riot against your own exploitive elite)

  5. It's all a "song and dance" "dog and pony" "smoke and mirror" parlor trick, that's all the Republicans are able to do. Actual good government work is beyond them now.

  6. Hope you old Trump demented supporters are hearing this loud and clear. No, you just think it doesn't affect you because you're white.

  7. Good! The more of these idiots we can get rid of, the sooner America can advance. Blinded by hate from their own lies it will be justice. I'm also hoping now for the war in Iran because its most of the idiots from these southern & Midwestern states that are in the arm forces. Sorry I'm desperate at this point!

  8. This is part of Paul Ryans plans and backed and pushed by the old tea party republicans. And the ultra right Trumpists picked it out of the shtedder and want to run with it.

  9. After 40+ working years Fell off roof, disabled, live on 2400.00 a YEAR. What more can they do to me? Thanks to the Church run clinic, I'm still alive.

  10. Wait Faron, they don’t want kill all the benefits or end the safety net, they are keeping it intact for America’s money grubbing , lazy,a-day-of-work-would-kill-em pigs: it’s rich. The rich never saw a dime they couldn’t steal

  11. Third basers: born into unearned millions, never seen a days work, America’s recipients of the blood sweat & tears of the folks who actually work in this country. Keep working, there’s a lazy rich pig needing foi gras

  12. Right wingers please stop faking and claiming to follow a man that warned against the evil ways of the rich, and was very peaceful and egalitarian in most his philosophy, you would be the ones wanting him nailed to a cross if such a person existed today

  13. Do you realize that every penny cut from programs goes into HIS POCKET. ????? and his bros get a %.
    IF A PRESEIDENT/ CONGRESS CAN'T ENSURE THAT THOSE HE/ SHE LEADS, ARE FED AND HOUSEX, THEN THEY ARE NOTHING BUT TRULY HORRIBLE, CRUEL MEN, as,fathers, husbands, sons etc.
    They are emoty, SOULESS losers, and alone can be stepped on. They stay in groups, and THAT IS OUR EASY TARGET.
    SEN. Cory Gardener, You claim to be a Christian , " the least you do for one of my Own "; but you are a heartless, unfeeling jerk.
    Do you think that many of us , no kids and disabled want the pittance ??DO YOU ?
    I am in Denver, but will work hard to dump your lying butt.
    Funny, all cannabus,money for your Nazi charter schools, but none to feed or clothe.
    And as to you holding the keys to the kids in cages, I hope when you go on a hike with your kids, they run off, get lost and for 1 hr you cant find them. I hope that feeling you and they experience wakes you up. Disgrace of a man, and a Coloradoan.

  14. Well being on disability myself I have lost benefits and it's only getting worse and Trump is going to only make it worse not better we the disabled and retired need to keep this man out of office in 2020 and put him behind bars

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