Here's What Hillary Clinton Really Thinks of Donald Trump's Budget Proposal

President Trump introduced his full budget proposal on Tuesday, and everyone seemed to have something to say about it—including Hillary Clinton, according to the Associated Press. While being honored by the Children’s Health Fund in New York, Clinton didn't hold back, saying, “This administration and Republicans in Congress are mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women and seniors.”

Harsh, but she's not wrong. The budget proposal suggests cutting $800 billion from Medicaid, $272 billion from welfare, and $72 billion from disability programs, The New York Times reports. The worst part is that in the end, this budget doesn't work, even in an ideal world.

Here's why: Trump's administration wants to cut taxes. Taxes are how the government makes money, so when they're cut, the government has less money to work with. But Trump's people claim the cuts won't cost the country any money, because they will cause $2 trillion of economic growth—by allowing people to grow their business and buy more stuff. So that $2 trillion will make up for the loss from the tax cuts. But then, the administration said they would use that $2 trillion to balance the budget. The problem is that this money was already supposed to go to the tax cuts, so this plan doesn't make any sense. According to The Los Angeles Timesseveral economists have said the budget "doesn't add up." Confused yet? So is Trump's budget director.

Anyway, Clinton is not having any of this. She went on to say that the budget "shows an unimaginable level of cruelty and lack of imagination and disdain for the struggles of millions of Americans, including millions of children,"  continuing, "It's time to send a resounding message that we will not stand for this attack on the most vulnerable among us." She may not be in the White House, but she's continuing to use weild her influence through her political group, Onward Together.

Dajin Kim is a Junior Advertising major at the University of Texas at Austin who was born and raised in Plano, Texas. In addition to being a feature writer for HerCampus, she enjoys chick flicks, meeting new people, long naps, and bowling. Dajin is a dedicated Dallas Mavericks fan and her favorite artists are the Chainsmokers and Black Bear. You can find her at the trendiest coffee shops in Austin brainstorming for new ideas or studying. By writing for HerCampus, she hopes that her passion for writing will allow her to connect with new people nationwide. Her instagram is @dajinkimm and her twitter is @dajin_kim

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.

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