Friday, March 17, 2017


Guardian UK: Trump's budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge -It reflects a kind of banana republic militarism designed to fleece taxpayers, enrich defense contractors, disloyal agencies and screw the poor at every turn by Michael Paarlberg
...Trump’s plan calls for austerity that will fall squarely on the shoulders of the poor. Someone has to pay for all those F-35s, after all, and it won’t be Trump’s golfing buddies at Mar-a-Lago, who he’s promised tax cuts (“the biggest since Reagan, maybe bigger”). The cutbacks include those to the women, infants and children program, loans for small business owners, after-school programs and work-study aid for students, and job training programs for both low-income youth and senior citizens. And the proposed budget eliminates outright the Community Development Block Grant program, the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Economic Development Administration, programs which give grants and provide financial services to poor communities.


Seadog said...

Welcome back to GOPland folks!! Isn't this the nightmare we left in 2008 and then had 8 yrs. of relative normality trying to recover from the damage it wreaked on us and the planet? Now were back and while we were all away things obviously just got darker and darker in GOPland didn't it? Oh yea!!

Jim Sande said...

It does, these guys get darker and darker, it's like to the bottom floor of hell. This budget is vicious, there's no other way to describe it completely.