Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reason #5484 That Trump Was Elected

And this is a big one. Donald Trump just submitted his budget for the US and it contains huge cuts for Democrat priorities, and significantly boosts  military spending. The cries from liberals are only a little more shrill than when previous Republicans attempted to shave off pennies. That's what happens when the amp is always set at 9. I doesn't leave you much room to grow:

New York Times: Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on EdgeTrump’s Budget Expands the G.O.P.’s War on Math and Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On

The Atlantic: The Jobs Programs Trump's Budget Would Cut and Trump’s Budget Could Hurt Manufacturing and Innovation

For a little counterpoint, National Review (home of #NeverTrump): Trump’s Budget Would Shake Up Washington’s Failed Status Quo

Never for a minute do I believe that the resulting budget will even come close to the cuts suggested. The graft is too well ingrained into the system. I do think it's an opening bid in a complex negotiation, and its an attempt to shift the "Overton Window" away from ever expanding government and budgets to a more reasoned approach.

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