President Trump’s budget proposal is an affront to decency, economics and, at a basic level, math. It is full of both broken and false promises. It forces those who have the least to suffer the most and those who have the most to contribute the least. It is, in a word, unconscionable.
“People Power” ought to be leveraged so as to hold elected officials accountable. It should have a manifesto whose aim is to not re-elect any Congressional member who fails to vote to impeach the POTUS. After all, the government of the U.S.A. is supposed to be a representative democracy.
And, likewise, the manifesto should be used against those representatives who vote to bastardize the democratic principles.
Let’s hope so. What Mulvaney said about it today is just ridiculous. Does he not know that those of us who receive SNAP and SSdisability benefits don’t have the luxury of stowing them away to pay dividends? We put them right back into the economy. We buy food and utilities, pay rent or mortgages. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities estimated (see CBPP.org) that in 2015,
More than half of SNAP households with at least one working-age, non-disabled adult work while receiving SNAP — and more than 80 percent work in the year before or after receiving SNAP. The rates are even higher for families with children: more than 60 percent work while receiving SNAP, and almost 90 percent work in the prior or subsequent year.
Compassion hardly comes into it.
The Trunp budget is an offering to his rabid hard right base, not a real budget.
Nobody should go hungry in America (or anywhere else) and everyone should have quality health care whether they can afford it or not. There is a nice article by Ron Insana of CNBC regarding the Trump budget:
I ran the thought out more fully: