Bernie Sanders: Trump budget is ‘cruelest in American history’ and ‘must be defeated’

“This is not the end of our work. It is the beginning.”


Senator Bernie Sanders is holding nothing back when it comes to voicing his opinion of President Trump’s proposed federal budget.

On Monday, Sanders tweeted, “Far from compassionate, Trump’s budget – if enacted – would be one of the cruelest in American history. It must be defeated.”

Sanders also states that the budget is a disaster for education. It could destroy the Head Start program, ruining many children’s chances for early education and childcare. It also would slash important higher learning grants such as Pell Grants.

Sanders broke down what Trump’s budget would be for a single mother living in Detroit:

President Trump’s budget, which was released earlier this month, calls for a dramatic decrease in the size of the government. In addition to cuts to education and the EPA, it also calls for the elimination of many important federal programs that benefit the poor, the slashing of the size of the federal workforce, and severe limitations on funding climate change research and science.

Sanders isn’t stopping at just the budget, though. After the major victory against the Republican’s American Health Care Act, the Vermont Senator is pushing forward with his idea for single-payer health care. As he said, “This is not the end of our work. It is the beginning.”


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.