Thursday, July 6, 2017

WCVB -- Trump proposes end to heating aid for low-income Americans

“President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for low-income Americans, claiming it's no longer necessary and rife with fraud. People needn't worry about being left in the cold, he says, because utilities cannot cut off customers in the dead of winter.

“But he is wrong on all counts.”

Lke so many other things, Trump says things that are wrong, sound good, or that may lead to someone believing he is a compassionate President, but he lies and he is not.

“During the campaign, Donald Trump said that he understood the pain that working families across this country were feeling.

“Well, you’re not responding to that pain, Mr. President, when you propose a budget that would eliminate heating assistance to 6 million families in this country, including over 20,000 in Vermont, while you would give nearly $3 trillion in tax breaks to the top one percent. In the richest country in the history of the world, senior citizens living on fixed incomes in Vermont or Maine shouldn't have to worry about going cold in the winter so that millionaires and billionaires can get even more tax cuts. No one should have to make the unacceptable choice of whether to heat their homes, pay for their prescription drugs or put food on the table. President Trump's budget is immoral and inhumane and it must be defeated. We need a budget that works for all of us, not just the one percent.” -- U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Trump proposes end to heating aid for low-income Americans