Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:
Today’s misadventures of our minority-elect President begins with telling Israel – a Middle Eastern country – that he just got back from the Middle East after visiting Saudi Arabia, Trump’s budget – which amounts to his biggest fraud since Trump University – takes $1.7 billion from health and safety nets while adding $1.6 billion for a useless wall on the Mexican border, resistance to Trump and his fraudulent ilk is growing, how Trump’s idiocy revived his dying Russia scandal, why Trump’s brand of stupidity is so dangerous, our lackluster leader’s approval ratings at lowest level since taking office, congratulating a murderous dictator for killing thousands of drug dealers speaks volumes to the delusion of our Ignoramus-in-Chief, fraud from Trump’s past coming back to haunt him and much more.
The Israeli Ambassador’s Cringe Face Says It All After Trump’s Middle East Gaffe article from PopSugar. –
The national embarrassment we call a president really needs to try putting a little feeling into what he’s reading off a teleprompter too…
Trump’s budget: major slashes to social programs – but $1.6bn for the wall article from The Guardian. –
Our dimwitted dumb ass leader wants to slash $1.7 billion from ‘Social safety nets’ and spend it on building a useless wall.
Huge Increase in Anti-Trump Protest: 5 Signs Rsistance Is Growing Stronger article from AlterNet. –
Resistance is building and as it grows so too will the victories over our fraudulent wannabe dictator’s draconian agenda.
Donald Trump’s Budget Will Never Pass. It’s Still Frightening. article from Slate. –
Trying to eviscerate all courtesy of the minority that ‘elected’ him:
“It’s often said that presidential budgets are mere “wish lists”—documents that let administrations showcase their principles and spell out policy ideas that have very little hope of making it into law. The White House can only make suggestions about spending, after all. The actual hard work of setting the government’s funding levels is done by Congress, where members have their own ideas and concerns.
But “wish list” feels like the wrong way to frame the repugnant grab bag of spending cuts Donald Trump’s staffers are preparing to drop on Tuesday. For starters, there’s a good chance our president doesn’t really understand the contents of the proposal going out under his name—recall that this is the man who couldn’t even be bothered to learn what was in the House health care bill he lobbied for. Trump won’t even be in the country when the budget is released. While that may just be a timing coincidence, it also feels aptly symbolic of the president’s personal investment in the proposal. It seems highly unlikely he truly cares much about whether most of the budget’s contents pass.
You might instead think of Trump’s first full budget—as is traditional for new administrations, the White House released a partial “skinny budget” in March—as a permission slip. It is essentially a stack of papers telling Republicans that they are free to go wild butchering essential pieces of the safety net in order to fund extraordinary tax cuts for the wealthy and increased defense spending. Food stamps? In Trump’s proposal, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program gets $193 billion in cuts over 10 years, and would allow states to stiffen work requirements for the program. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, aka welfare as we now know it? Its already anemic funding gets slashed by $21 billion. The administration is already trying to spin this kind of hatchet work as “welfare reform”—but it’s mostly just a signal to conservatives that they can get their cleavers out, should they feel compelled. The same goes for the $800 billion in Medicaid cuts, which mirror the reductions in the House health care bill, and the reported reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance. (Update, May 23, 8:46 a.m. Actually, it appears the proposed Medicaid cuts go billions go beyond what’s in the ACHA, enough to cut the program by 47 percent over a decade.)
None of this is especially surprising. Trump’s budget director is Mick Mulvaney, a former Tea Party congressman from South Carolina who seems to largely have been given free rein to design this blueprint. With Mulvaney in charge, it was always going to be a bloodbath, full of the kinds of cuts to social spending Republicans have been advocating for years…”
COULD TRUMP’S PAST DERAIL THE ‘ULTIMATE DEAL’? article from Vanity Fair. –
Filing bankruptcy to avoid paying your debts and those that worked for you does not a ‘ultimate deal’ maker create.