As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that:
Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance
Cut low income housing programs
Cut low income food programs
Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by low income children
Cut training for public school teachers
Cut legal services for the poor
Where is that money going? Well to 50% more drones, a wall, and high income tax cuts.
As someone who is very involved in education programs/non profits around NYC, the thing that sticks out to me the most is that we are essentially taking away as much support as we can from children, which will only serve to decrease social mobility and take away the ability for us to truly be a meritocracy. Without funding for low income education programs, while providing poor children with adequate healthcare and housing, the likelihood of graduating HS/college and obtaining a career (whether through a trade or white collar) drops drastically.
No matter what your party affiliation is, we can all agree that reducing the talent pool and making America less meritocratic is a bad thing. And it's not like we can disguise this as fiscal responsibility, considering the entirety of the proposed spending programs and revenue cuts.