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The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 12, 2018 04:26PM
Cuts to Medicare and other domestic programs - eviscerates the EPA.

Infrastructure spending plan is a scam - expects local and state gov'ts to pick up the tab.

Greatly expands military spending. Why? Because we're so afraid of North Korea? Well done- Boeing, Raytheon and Northrup have the checkbooks ready for the fall.

Explodes deficits for a decade to come.

He didn't call himself "The King of Debt" for nothing.

[www.nytimes.com]
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 12, 2018 04:41PM
Border wall is in there...the one Mexico was supposed to pay for.
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 12, 2018 05:05PM
He waited this long for the infrastructure spending to give his friends time to make up new dummy corporations to siphon off the money.



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 12, 2018 05:29PM
The SNAP proposal - OMG - exactly the opposite of what groups involved with ending hunger say is needed. Instead of letting recipients shop for what they want from the list of approved items, they would receive a shipment of "USDA approved" nonperishable items - no fresh veggies, fruit, meat or dairy. No explanation for how these shipments would be managed or why that is cost effective.

And of course, the usual, end support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 12, 2018 05:43PM
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Lemon Drop
Cuts to Medicare and other domestic programs - eviscerates the EPA.

Infrastructure spending plan is a scam - expects local and state gov'ts to pick up the tab.

...And privatizes the International Space Station.

I wonder what his Russian friends think of that one.



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 12, 2018 06:39PM
Also a nearly 30% cut to the State Department, after all who needs diplomacy.



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 12, 2018 08:09PM
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Ombligo
Also a nearly 30% cut to the State Department, after all who needs diplomacy.

The diplomats don’t want to work there, may as well cut the budget.
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 12, 2018 08:16PM
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sekker
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Ombligo
Also a nearly 30% cut to the State Department, after all who needs diplomacy.

The diplomats don’t want to work there, may as well cut the budget.

What diplomats?



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 13, 2018 10:02AM
Well, this probably does serve as a roadmap for their bizarro ideological vision, but practically it doesn't amount to much. Congress will be appropriating monies entirely unrelated to this proposal at the end of March, based on the approved Congressional budget from earlier this month. The administration has to spend the monies as appropriated, per the Constitution.



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 13, 2018 10:35AM
I'll sign up for welfare if I can get Blue Apron boxes. Great idea, chief. Fedx and ups will make money while walmart and grocery stores will loose money. Another super plan from the WH.

PS: be sure to include lots peanut butter in the boxes. Forget allergies.
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 13, 2018 12:24PM
50% budget cut for Amtrak, basically derailing the national rail system.

Yes it's just his vision but to paraphrase Joe Biden: show me the budget, and I'll show you the President's character.



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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 13, 2018 12:28PM
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Lemon Drop
50% budget cut for Amtrak, basically derailing the national rail system.

Yes it's just his vision but to paraphrase Joe Biden: show me the budget, and I'll show you the President's character.

No doubt. But people are freaking out like this is an operational document, like these priorities are actually going to be enacted.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 13, 2018 04:30PM
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rjmacs
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Lemon Drop
50% budget cut for Amtrak, basically derailing the national rail system.

Yes it's just his vision but to paraphrase Joe Biden: show me the budget, and I'll show you the President's character.

No doubt. But people are freaking out like this is an operational document, like these priorities are actually going to be enacted.

Maybe that will motivate them to contact their representatives, vote, and make sure that at least the worst of this doesn't happen.
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Re: The King of Debt launches his budget vision
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 13, 2018 04:36PM
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Lemon Drop
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Lemon Drop
50% budget cut for Amtrak, basically derailing the national rail system.

Yes it's just his vision but to paraphrase Joe Biden: show me the budget, and I'll show you the President's character.

No doubt. But people are freaking out like this is an operational document, like these priorities are actually going to be enacted.

Maybe that will motivate them to contact their representatives, vote, and make sure that at least the worst of this doesn't happen.

Yes, but I'm sad to report that calling or emailing your reps doesn't have the impact it used to. Technology has made calling and emailing Congress very easy; these days, what most reps care about is whether you show up in person to events in the community and to the rep's local or Capitol offices.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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