With Democrats in control of the House and the purse strings, this 2019 White House budget is dead on arrival. Aside from his request for $8 billion more to build the wall, there is plenty of grist in his budget mill to rile even some of his most ardent supporters. Most impacted by cuts are seniors, those on Medicaid, and Social Security and the disabled
He had to reverse eliminating all federal support of the Special Olympics because of public outcry. That was not all his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos had, oops, proposed. She cut her department's budget by over seven billion dollars to offset cuts to programs that help low-income students and after-school programs and then asked for five billion dollars in tax credits to encourage scholarships to private schools, her pet agenda. The 2019 budget proposal includes cutting out the student loan forgiveness program and taking a chunk out of student loans.
Trump must have it in for the disabled. It is already very difficult to get Social Security disability support now, but he would make it even harder. His proposal would “save” $72 billion over ten years from that program by making it even harder to qualify. Also getting budget cuts are Meals on Wheels and programs related to autism and other developmental disabilities.