“Local official notes negative effect 2018 plan could have on Idaho communities”.
Note how people don’t want to the pork to stop. Where do they think the money comes from for the pork? From paying taxes. Who pays taxes? Not corporations but the taxpayers. Via LMT:
A local economic development official is raising concerns about the negative effect President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal may have on Idaho’s rural communities.
Christine Frei, executive director of the Clearwater Economic Development Association, noted that the Trump administration is targeting programs that, collectively, provide millions of dollars in infrastructure and economic development funding to communities and businesses across the state.
For example, Trump wants to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant or CDBG program, which has invested more than $74 million in Idaho in the past decade – including $14.4 million in north central Idaho.
Trump is also looking to eliminate the U.S. Economic Development Administration – the only federal agency that focuses exclusively on economic development – as well as several other business assistance and affordable housing programs, water/wastewater loan funds and transportation infrastructure grants (see list).
“Quite honestly, there isn’t a program he’s eliminating that we don’t work with on a daily basis,” Frei said.