First They Came for the Muslims

Niemoller

First they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Muslim.

Then they came for the undocumented workers, and I did not speak out—because I am not an undocumented worker.

Then they came for the African-American next door, for the offense of Living While Black, and I did not speak out—because I am not living while black.

Then they came for my Social Security and my Medicare—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Highlights from the new Trump budget include the following:

  • The Trump budget would cut about $845 billion from Medicare over 10 years
  • It cuts $241 billion from Medicaid
  • It would push Medicaid toward block grants which cap the amount each state would receive, which when the money runs out would result in pared-back benefits, recipients being tossed off the program or both
  • It would eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, which would mean millions would lose their health coverage
  • It would cut $25 billion from Social Security