Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File, Top Story

20—amount in dollars of the average federal tax cuts in 2027 for households with children earning less than $75,000 under GOP tax framework released in late September (“Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Leave Most Children Worse Off, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 18, 2017)

230,000—amount in dollars of the average tax cuts in 2027 for households with children earning $1 million or more under GOP tax framework released in late September (Ibid)

47—percentage of Medicaid funding that the budget proposed by President Trump would cut in 2027 (Ibid)

34 million—number of children who receive health care coverage through Medicaid (Ibid)

6 million—number of seniors who receive health care coverage through Medicaid which is the nation’s main payer for long-term care (Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Leave Most Elderly People Worse Off, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 19, 2017)

13 million—number of non-elderly Americans with disabilities, including 2 million children, who receive health coverage through Medicaid. (Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Hurt People with Disabilities, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 18, 2017)

140 billion—amount in dollars the Trump and House budgets would cut SNAP—formerly known as food stamps—over the next ten years (“Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Threaten Food Assistance Through SNAP,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 18, 2017)

20 million—number of children who live in households that receive food assistance from SNAP (Ibid)

170,000—number of fewer children who would be served by Head Start in 2027 under the Senate budget plan (“Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Leave Most Children Worse Off, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 18, 2017)

250,000—minimum number of low-income households of seniors, people with disabilities, and working families with children who would lose Housing Choice Vouchers under President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 (Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Leave Most Elderly People Worse Off, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 19, 2017)

900,000—minimum number of low-income households that would lose rental assistance by 2027 under the Senate budget plan designed to pay for tax cuts (“Republican Plans to Cut Taxes Now, Cut Programs Later Would Increase Homelessness and Hardship, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 19, 2019)

1.8 million— minimum number of low-income households that would lose rental assistance by 2027 under the House budget plan designed to pay for tax cuts (Ibid)

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Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.
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