The tax break for the wealthiest Americans is causing this also since billions that would have counted are now in the pockets of the 1% where it does no one much good. And the tariffs did not pan out as Trump said they would adding billions to our coffers. All that did was raise the cost of thousands if not millions of products - we are paying, not China and those other countries. Those countries simply bought elsewhere as most of us knew they would.
So now, instead of reversing the huge tax break for himself, his family and the 1% at the top, he's going to make up that difference by taking away from the poor, the elderly and anyone he feels doesn't deserve what they get (not being millionaires). There's nothing wrong with kicking deadbeats off SSDI/SSI or whatever they get to live on, but to do it across the board is crazy. Each case is a case, a story in itself. It would take years to get the deadbeats off. And more would just sign up during that time.
He's made some poor choices since in office. I already mentioned several. The pork/slaughterhouse/inspector issue is one of them. I can't see how this is that going to help our citizens. It's being done because of the tax break for the 1%. Especially now with the number of uninsured increasing and no "wonderful awesome fantastic" health plan in sight. A plan he lied about that never existed.
They just had a segment on the news about how little the average citizen is benefiting by anything he's done so far. Those benefiting the most are the wealthiest with the most to invest. Like our house cleaner said, Trump needs to get out and talk to people like her and her husband who are barely keeping their heads above water. The COL keeps rising and salaries are not keeping up. If she becomes incapacitated in some way they will be out on the streets or if his SSDI stops or is cut.
Trump never mentions those who are struggling just to pay their rent. There are millions of such people out there. He just talks about those with money to invest and how great, how fantastic they're doing.