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Trumps first budget

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Walter, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    • Defense + $54 billion (a 10% increase)
    • Border wall $1.5 billion this year, $2.26 billions 2018
    • EPA -31%
    • State department -28%
    • HUD - $6.2 billion
    • Department of Transportation -13 %
     
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    PBS 0.00
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    it's a start
     
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    And I bet he is proud of it!
    Surprise to see that Education is not yet on the shopping block! But obviously, Medicaid and healthcare is!
     
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    Fuck the Poor, fuck the Earth, Fuck Art...
    But we need to spend more on Military that is loaded with waste and already gets more money then the next 7 nations combined ...many of those allies of ours.

    DO the Rich have a 2nd planet they plan to go to after they fuck this one over?
     
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    You did not mention cuts to foreign aid and the UN. Thousands will die because of these cuts. It is a pity that we rely on the USA for so much aid. Even Australia has cut foreign aid.
     
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    Maybe it's time those countries start doing things differently to solve their own problems.
     
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    When we get that money back from Mexico for the border wall, we can spend it on the other programs that were cut, right?

    Now, were is that trillion for infrastructure? That one makes the rest look like chump change.
     
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    Oh shit bigbirds dead!!!!!
     
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    Nope they just stop pretending they are commercial free. Gov't only a portion of their revenue stream.
     
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    Sure. . .what about all the programs that REALLY help people, every day, including lots of veterans and elderly?

    "Trump's budget would strip $3 billion from the Community Development Block Grant program, which supports a variety of community-development and anti-poverty programs. Those include Meals on Wheels, which provided 219 million meals to 2.4 million seniors in 2016. "
    Trump budget slashes Meals on Wheels funding - Business Insider
    www.businessinsider.com/trump-budget-meals-on-wheels-funding-2017-3

    Do you realise that, every Trump trip to Florida for his weekend vacations, and Melania Trump security in New York cost MORE IN ONE YEAR than all the meals on wheels that feed 2.4 millions seniors?

    SICK!
     
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    Aus22 said:
    You did not mention cuts to foreign aid and the UN. Thousands will die because of these cuts. It is a pity that we rely on the USA for so much aid. Even Australia has cut foreign aid.
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    Maybe it's time those countries start doing things differently to solve their own problems.
    Dogtowner what can Syria and Iraq do differently. Perhaps kick out the foreigners.
     
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    Demand better. How many people are there ? What happens when everybody stops doing things ?
     
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    In that part of the country they either starve, or get killed.
     
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    It is:

    http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/char..._a_big_winner_in_president_trumps_budget.html

    "President Donald Trump is calling for $1.4 billion in new federal investments in school choice, including vouchers for private schools, charter schools, and Title I funding that would follow students to the public schools of their choice.

    Even as he proposes to carve more than $9 billion from the federal education budget for fiscal 2018, the president made clear in his new federal budget blueprint that school choice is his agenda for K-12. During the campaign, he promised a $20 billion school choice initiative—and the new budget document pledges to eventually ramp up federal investments to that level.

    Trump is asking Congress to approve a new $250 million federal voucher program for families to use toward paying tuition at private schools, including religious schools. He's also calling for boosting the federal charter school grant program—currently funded at $333 million—by an additional $168 million. Those grants are directed at states and charter organizations for opening new charters and expanding existing ones, especially those operated by networks with a proven track record."
     
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