This show is part one of a series that will explore the Trump Administration proposed 1.64 Trillion Dollar 2018 Federal Discretionary Budget and how it will affect the lives of our listeners in the US and abroad. Major Programs of Social Security, unemployment, Medicaid and other “Mandatory” Spending which constitute 73% of the total Federal Budget are unaddressed by this version of the Trump Budget. Already many are decrying this Budget as callous, inhumane, pro-rich, anti-poor and hostile to the best interests of the American people, the environment and our international programs. Follow this link to see video description of budget: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A3h5kcNHVxA&feature=youtu.be.
Announced on March 16th, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”, was presented by Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget, during a White House Press Corp briefing. Follow this link for copy of Budget proposal: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf. Mulvaney immediately caused major controversy by describing social programs as Meals on Wheels, which feed millions of seniors, and pre and after school meal programs as lacking in evidence of effectiveness. He defended cuts to the arts and public broadcasting as being an unreasonable imposition on the poor.
Our special guests are Tanya Clay House, Esq, CEO, ClayHouse Consulting, Inc; Schott Foundation for Public Education; and Chair, NBA Civil Rights Law Section; and Joel Segal, Esq., Former ED Justice Action Mobilization Network (JAMN) and new ED of a North Carolina climate justice Coalition. See full guest bios at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.
Part One of our series will discuss the Department of Education, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and Climate program cuts. Attorney Tanya Clay House, who during the Obama Administration was an executive at the US Department of Education, will review the significance of the proposed overall 9 Billion Dollar, 13% reduction in the Education Budget. Attorney Segal will review the proposed reduction of 31% for the Environmental Protection Agency.
How will cuts to pre and after care programs affect children? Will these cuts make it harder for low income and middle class students to attend college? How did the HBCUs fare? What about the Flint Water Crisis? How will communities fighting environmental injustice be affected by EPA cuts? Will we all suffer from cuts to programs to combat climate change? These and so many more questions will be addressed during this show.
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