This budget brought to U.S. by The Koch Brothers and their billionaire pals:
"The budget also contains a stunning list of policy and spending proposals. They include pulling funding from green energy programs and promoting hydraulic fracking of fossil fuels, ending support for Amtrak and new urban mass transit projects, shutting down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, repeal the Affordable Care Act without a specific plan to replace it, create a parallel privatized Medicare system, turn Medicaid into a state block grant program without “intrusive federal dictates,” and likewise the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as “food stamps”) would also be turned into a state block grant program."
What kind of pathology is it that upon witnessing a generation of children tainted by lead poisoning... would double-down to continue in THAT direction?
The bastards that want to cripple the minimum wage need to face a WEALTH CAP!
When enormous sums solidify into a handful of greedy hands, it's the recipe for absolute evil.
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis recognized that a nation could EITHER have enormous concentrations of wealth OR Democracy... but not both.
The Koch Brothers, ALEC, Pete Peterson and THAT group are funding lawyers, think tanks, lobbyists, and PR personnel who write what now passes for too much in the way of law and public policy.
These individuals have so much more than they need yet DENY others the basic necessities. THAT should be a crime!
It's said that in early Indigenous tribal society, any individual demonstrating greed would be shunned by the tribe.
THAT needs to happen in the U.S.
Instead of the Gordon Gecko "greed is good" nonsense, these people should be faced with public opprobrium.