This article is adapted from the new edition of Norman Solomon’s book “Made Love, Got War,” just published as a free e-book.
"The president and the Democratic caucus are prepared to go forward in addressing the long-neglected needs of working families, and not just the 1% and wealthy campaign contributors."
This budget would halt states’ progress and encourage them to withdraw critical supports to families in poverty.
With defense spending largely untouchable, health programs and other social support systems will likely bear the brunt.
The White House’s 2021 federal budget proposal eliminates several important programs and slashes funding for others—like the Endangered Species Act.
While funding for this type of study hasn't been allocated in more than two decades, gun violence prevention organizations and doctors' groups have sought this money to address gun violence.
The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."