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“Trump’s proposed “skinny budget” delivers significant cuts to programs rural communities depend on, including cuts to rural infrastructure, rural public radio, and rural water treatment programs. USDA faces the second-largest overall budget reduction under Trump’s proposal — a 21 percent cut, second only to the deep cuts proposed for the EPA.”

As predicted, a Republican vote is a vote against one’s own interests, and rural services are the first to get the axe. In a democracy, the government is only our enemy if we make it into one by electing people whose motivation lies only with their own profit.

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