eliminated funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which assists people who need help paying their energy bills.
Lawmakers in cold-weather states have consistently opposed cuts.
On 15 February 2017—before Trump’s administration first announced its proposed budget—Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) were part of a bipartisan group of 45 senators who sent a letter to both the president and OMB calling for “robust funding” for the program in 2016. They said: More than 90 percent of LIHEAP recipients have at least one household member who is a child, elderly, or disabled, and the percentage of households with at least one veteran has grown to 20 percent.
The program helps to ensure that eligible recipients do not have to choose between paying their energy bills and affording other necessities like food and medicine. Following the release of the proposal in May 2017, independent Maine Sen. Angus King—a member of the Senate Budget Committee—said in a statement: Many of the reductions proposed in this budget – from the cuts to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to LIHEAP – will hammer thousands of people across Maine, including older, disabled, and lower-income people.
Hard working Maine people who pay taxes expect a government that works for them, but they are the ones who will suffer when the tax cuts proposed in this budget directly benefit those who need it least.
During the Christmas holiday at the billionaire's Mar-a-Lago mansion, Trump met his uber wealthy friends and the first thing out of his mouth was "I made you richer."
Yes. Of course.
And let me ask all the so-called "Christians" out there who support Trump: What would Jesus do? Would he have given more tax breaks to the uber-wealthy at the expense of keeping children, the elderly, the disabled and veterans warm over the long cold winter?
You answer that.
Your president already has.
Trump admin rolling back use of fines against nursing homes.
Those fines against nursing homes? Those would be to punish those nursing homes that abuse grandma and grandpa.
The Trump administration is reportedly rolling back the use of fines against nursing homes that have been cited for violations such as neglect or mistreatment.
The move comes after the nursing home industry requested the change in the Medicare program's penalty protocols, The New York Times reported over the holiday weekend.
Lord Dampnut is very mindful of the nursing home industries' requests to look the other way so that they can make the maximum amount of money while neglecting your grandpa and grandma.
This is MAGA in all its glory!