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As a teacher for 24 years and a Riverside Community College District trustee for two decades, I understand that our local colleges are critical to our community. That’s why I strongly oppose President Trump’s budget, which cuts federal student aid programs by $150 billon over 10 years. These cuts would be incredibly costly to the institutions that serve students and create good-paying local jobs that can't be outsourced.
The Republican budget released today claims that our economy is drastically underperforming and that Democratic policies are to blame. Unsurprisingly, the facts show something completely different, as data from the last 16 presidential terms show that our economy grew more rapidly under Democratic presidents than Republican presidents.
Republican trickle-down policies have failed. Let’s do what works – grow our middles class, strengthen the social safety net, and invest in education and infrastructure.
Source: The National Bureau of Economic Research