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Budget: Military Wins, Poor and Disabled Lose



by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1-trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security’s disability program.

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