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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump's Budget Cuts Federal Funding Benefitting His Supporters In Rural Counties

Elk County officials concerned about Trump's proposed CDBG cut

DuBois Courier Express

RIDGWAY — Elk County stands to lose big if the federal government zeroes out the Community Development Block Grant program.

Nearly 69 percent of Elk County voters chose Trump in the November election.

“I’m sure most everyone is aware that in President Trump’s proposed budget – his first shot across the bow – he is talking about eliminating the CDBG and HOME programs,” said Jodi Foster, county planning director. “Those programs are really important to Elk County and we’ve used a lot of that money to do good in this area.

“It would be really detrimental for those programs to go away.”

The president’s budget proposal eliminates the roughly $3 billion of funding for the CDBG program, which provides money for neighborhood investment, saying that the program “is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results.”

Trump’s budget proposal also eliminates funding for the HOME Investment Partnership Program, which provides grants for low-income people to buy or rehabilitate homes. Read more....

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

What way to go trump ....

Anonymous said...

Not surprised by this at all. He's a con man. People were duped. Any program that will help middle class rural folks will be slashed to the bone. He only cares about cutting taxes for his buddies and giant multinational corporations. He raised taxes on first time middle class home buyers on his first day in office. He's a faux populist and even worse and more corrupt than crooked Hillary.

Anonymous said...

If its a "Grant" it can and should be cut. Grants are free money that never goes to hard working people.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget Obuma!!!!

Anonymous said...

Trump is a narcissist, self-absorbed and arrogant....he feels special, rules don’t apply to him, and will actually blame others for his own actions as a way of thwarting criticism. His attitude is to shrug things off and if something does get to him, he takes to twitter like a buffoon. He's always been like this so there's no surprise when he signs yet another executive order to benefit the swamp people. He sure hasn't been able to pass any legislation!

The only good thing about Trump is that the late night comedians will never run out of material.

Anonymous said...

Well said..

Anonymous said...

That's why we elected him-to eliminate all these freebees-these liberal handouts have put the taxpayer to the limit. Make America Great Again--get off your lazy asses.

Anonymous said...

AMEN !

Anonymous said...

5:23...Do you know where your tax dollars actually go? You, me and other middle class folks spend way more giving corporate welfare to Trump and other CEOs who are already well off. They are the true welfare queens. When giant multinational corporations get tax cuts...who picks up the tab? Lower and middle class folks do. But you've been drinking right wing talking point kool-aid your whole life so you don't really know the facts, do you? No, you do not. Wake up wake up. Republicans screw over the majority of the country. They only care about the super duper rich. You ain't one of em!! And you never will be.

Anonymous said...

Suck it up buttercup and pay your own way through life.

Anonymous said...

But he and his Republican buddies have plenty of money for bombs, which kill innocent civilians and creates more terrorists! Sad!! How about we rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and take care of the sick and downtrodden like other modern nations!! I thought he wanted to make america great again??? All I see is tax cuts for mega rich and pointless bombing. Things never change. He's another puppet in power.

Speed Gonzo said...

All the more that we will be getting back when he fixes the overburdened tax system. I say cut the grants to the bone. Especially these stupid block grants that communities apply for just to get the money even though they can't justify it.

Anonymous said...

I agree.. keep cutting !! It's about time. Get a job if you want to fix you home up just like the working class!

Anonymous said...

Obviously some of you people don't know what you are talking about. CDBG grants are used in low income communities to help pay for sewer and water system projects and infrastructure that small towns like mine couldn't afford to pay for on their own. They help pay for senior centers, playgrouds, libraries and meet multiple needs in poverty stricken areas. I'm sure if you look in to it, your towns have benefited from these grants whether you know it or not. Get informed. I'd rather pay for those projects that hauling Trumps dumbass to Florida every weekend costing taxpayers millions of dollars. If we have to cut lets start there. Let his wife move to the White House so we don't have to pay millions to keep her in New York so she won't have live with her husband. Even SHE can't stand him! What a joke that you think Trump will save money. He saves money all right. He saves His and burns OURS up!

Anonymous said...

Wow, some trumpanzees still don't get it!! That money goes to low income folks aka ELDERLY to assist in various projects. If new sidewalks are mandated or sewer hookup or repair. THAT IS WHAT CDBG MONEY IS USED FOR!!! Fireballs buying equipment in a qualified community, updating community parks!! Those are handouts? ARE YOU GOING TO PERSONALLY PAY TO FIX A PARK SO CHILDREN HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO PLAY? Admit it, you were conned!!

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY 5:23 PM !!
We're taxed to the hilt for always paying for freebees!!!!!
WE WORK ! THEY STAY HOME & COLLECT

Anonymous said...

Trump's lies have come back to bite YOU in the ass! By the way AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT! We didn't need a nickle-plated hustler and illiterate fool to turn our lives upside down! But as 4:28:00 PM EDT said: the comedians will never run out of material!

Anonymous said...

not a trump defender but i love all the comments that act like they know trump personally. trump is this and that. keep reading the rags, the kardashians are wonderful, bill orielly is a saint....etc. people are never what they seem....... if they were, the country would be run by our favorite ballplayer and george clooney. dopes.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:28 ... he feels special, rules don’t apply to him, and will actually blame others for his own actions as a way of thwarting criticism. His attitude is to shrug things off ..... sound like the average man on government handouts ..... time to pull your own weight.

Anonymous said...

WOW, SELF RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:50 PM ... never had a government handout in my life but you keep on believing in that twitter-in-chief and see where it gets you and yours in the next four years!

Taxpayer money used to set off those cruise missiles and the MOAB. What good did they do? Oh, that's right...the twitter-in-chief owns stock and is lining his own pockets! Taxpayers money for his kids to do business around the world; to police his wife, himself in different places & to play more golf than Obama.

There's a bunch of yahoo's occupying that White House...one doesn't know what the other is saying...always contradicting themselves.

Seriously, Kim Jong Un isn't bothered by the twitter-in-chief's bullying tactics. He's laughing at him! Whatever happens on Trump's watch, he OWNS it!!! And will be held accountable...not his General's, himself!

I look forward to seeing this nutjob impeached.

Anonymous said...

Woooooooooo....
Hoooooooooo....
WINE TIME AFTER THAT BLAH!BLAH!!! BLAH!

Anonymous said...

Nice title: "Trump's Budget Cuts Federal Funding Benefitting His Supporters In Rural Counties" This implies that the hard working, tax paying people in "Rural Counties" are a bunch of Rednecks and Hicks to ignorant to understand who and what they voted for. HOW ARROGANT

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:37 it's a great time to own stocks consumer confidence is at a 8 year high and small business is starting to invest again. Go Trump!! Go America!!

Anonymous said...

Hope he eliminates welfare next. Help control the pest population have your welfare rats spayed and neutered!

Anonymous said...

I would bet not one of you trumpets would donate 200.00 to rebuild a park already watching it with a pool that's what these programs are for you folks need to open your eyes (eyes wide shut) since when did giving tax breaks to the top ten percent make you rich and before you people start your deflection myself and my wife both have worked all our lives

Anonymous said...

@ 1:10 WOW never more proud to be a trumpet. :)

Anonymous said...

Everyone no negative comments please. Pray for our President. Americans elected him so we ALL must support him even if you didn't vote for him. He is our President and needs our support.

Anonymous said...

These programs are nothing but government waste. All this "freebie"
crap needs to go. If its so important let the local municipalities pay for it.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree 10 :58 AM,
I'M SICK & TIRED OF OUR HARD EARNED MONEY GOING TO THESE FREEBIES WHILE THEY SIT THEIR LAZY BUTTS ON PARK BENCHES MOST OF THEIR DAY!!!, WE BOUGHT THEIR CELL PHONES, I PHONES, I PADS, COMPUTERS, ETC!!!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!!

Anonymous said...

He's "DRAINING THE SWAMP"