The advocacy group NC Child said the N.C. Senate proposal would affect 2,239 children in Forsyth County and 51,236 statewide would lose food stamps according to data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Trump budget would also eliminate a program that ships American commodities to hungry people overseas.
"This budget presumes a Goldilocks economy" that never goes into recession, Sanford said.
However, she added, the people in the home districts of many members of Congress, as they keep seeing the details of the budget plan, are likely to tell their legislators, '"Absolutely not", she said. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., calls the budget a massive transfer of wealth from working families and the elderly to the wealthiest 1 percent.
The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of NY, says the only good news about the budget is that it's likely to be roundly rejected by senators in both parties.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says the budget cuts Social Security Disability Insurance and would trim the National Institutes of Health budget by almost 20 percent.
But it slashes non-defense programs including Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), welfare cash assistance (TANF), and Social Security disability.
Republicans are keenly interested in passing a budget this year because they hope to use that legislation to lay the groundwork for a GOP-friendly rewrite of the tax code.
The budget proposal says reforms would "close eligibility loopholes, target benefits to the neediest households", but does not specify what eligibility changes might look like, other than the work requirement. As a result, Trump is receiving strikingly little deference on Capitol Hill for a president so early in his administration.
Rep. Bobby Rush D-Ill., noting safety net programs in line for cuts help people with all kinds of political views, said "Trump is waging an all-out attack on the families and individuals who voted him into office".
"I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall, why is this in our budget?"
"It balances in the 10th year".
"What we are doing is growing Medicaid more slowly over the 10-year budget window than the Congressional Budget Office says that we should", Mulvaney said. His budget is titled, "The New Foundation for American Greatness". McConnell praised the budget for prioritizing defense, veterans' issues and economic growth, while telling reporters, "The president's budget as we all know is a recommendation". Tax cuts would primarily benefit the affluent.
Democrats criticized a proposal for an nearly 30 percent cut in food stamps.
The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor, which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives.
"The Trump administration has taken so many important pieces of the budget off the table", MacGuineas said.
Government planners typically project inflation and population growth into budgets, meaning a budget that does not increase is said to be cut relative to the costs and needs a program faces. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., noted that "like any presidential budget, anybody can find something that they would support or that they would do differently".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said such spending talks would be inevitable.
The budget, Trump's first as president, combines his spending plan for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to balance government books after a decade, relying on aggressive cuts, a surge in economic growth - and a $2 trillion-plus accounting gimmick.
"Unless we change our fiscal course, our budget deficits will begin rising again after next year and will soon reach trillion-dollar levels once again", says Trump's budget.
The proposal projects that this year's federal deficit will rise to $603 billion, up from $585 billion last year.