Trump budget could hit Tennesseans hard

May 23, 2017

Credit WHITEHOUSE.GOV

WASHINGTON, DC.  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennesseans could see their federal benefits drastically reduced under a budget proposed by President Donald Trump.

Trump's plan cuts almost $3.6 trillion over ten years from an array of benefit programs including Obamacare, TennCare, student loan subsidies and food stamps.

State officials say there are currently just over 1 million Tennesseans receiving food stamps and one-and-a-half million receiving health care through TennCare -- Tennessee’s version of Medicaid.

White House Budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a briefing yesterday. "If you are on food stamps, we need you to go to work.”