Latest Trump administration imbecile, Mick Mulvaney, skewered


The Washington Post did it, a clever writer by the name of Alexandra Petri has thoroughly lanced Donald Trump's new Office of Management & Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, for the almost absurd new budget introduced by the Trump administration. Although Mulvaney in this case is just the messenger, he is known so far for comments like this in a press briefing last Thursday...
"White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the Trump administration's proposed deep cuts to social welfare programs like free school lunches and Meals on Wheels as 'about as compassionate as you can get" for taxpayers.'"
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"'Meals on Wheels sounds great,'" Mulvaney said, adding 'we're not going to spend [money] on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people.'"
From SF Gate...
"Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal government, state and local governments and private donors. 'We serve more than 2.4 million seniors from 60 to 100+ years old each year,' the organization writes. 'They are primarily older than 60 and because of physical limitations or financial reasons, have difficulty shopping for or preparing meals for themselves.'"
Mick Mulvaney will go down in history as just another one of Donald Trump's peons who signed up to say just what the new monarch tells him to say.

But on now to Alexandra Petri's very creative rendering of just what the new Trump administration budget will accomplish.

Cut the State Department by 29%...
"Right now, all the State Department’s many qualified employees do is sit around being sad that they are never consulted about anything. This is, frankly, depressing, and it is best to put them out of their misery. Besides, they are only trained in Soft Diplomacy, like a woman would do, and NOBODY wants that. There's more here...
 Environmental Protection Agency...
"We absolutely do not need this. Clean rivers and breathable air are making us SOFT and letting the Chinese and the Russians get the jump on us. We must go back to the America that was great, when the air was full of coal and danger and the way you could tell if the air was breathable was by carrying a canary around with you at all times, perched on your leathery, coal-dust-covered finger. Furthermore, we will cut funding to Superfund cleanup in the EPA because the only thing manlier than clean water is DIRTY water.

Here's a summary of more quips. Re. Commerce dept., Budget will make us strong enough to fight all natural disasters on our own; Don't need Labor Dept. Future labor will all be on the backs of the women. Forget Healthcare, just punch disease in the nose. Why should we fund Historic Sites. Trump hates parks he doesn't own. Who needs Public Broadcasting or the Bird? Just listen to "audio footage of a Trump son shooting a rare land mammal." U.S. Institute of Peace: Too "wimpy" for this administration. U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, will just make them tougher.

Okay, you get the idea and you'll be glad if you peruse the whole article at The Washington Post.

In an opinion piece by Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, his headline screams, "Trump budget an exercise in stupidity." The words stupid, idiot, and similar descriptions of the genre of the Trump administration have had a field day, and this is a classic example of being right on target. Since Trump's budget's largest item is defense, this is Bookman's comment...
"We spend more on our military than the next eight countries combined, even though five of those next seven countries are strong U.S. allies such as Britain and France. We spend three times as much as China and nine times as much as Russia. In fact, just the increases in military spending requested by the Trump administration — $30 billion for the current fiscal year, and $54 billion next year — swamp Russia’s total annual military budget of $66 billion."
That paragraph should send any level-headed person into an incredible vertigo of confusion when you look at the slashes to programs designed to help the American public that are being drastically reduced or cut altogether. Bookman summarizes how Donald John plans to get all the money for the $54 billion increase...
"...by gutting scientific research, medical research, foreign aid, the State Department, community block grants that support Meals on Wheels and similar programs. The EPA, which today operates on the same budget it had 15 years ago, and with 2,000 fewer employees, is targeted for 31 percent budget cut."
And here's an outstanding point that is just one in a long line of screw-ups this President has made internationally; what will the rest of the world think? Do we yank the helping hand that so many countries depend on to just survive in the name of building a defense program designed entirely for the purpose of spending money to make the corporate world even richer? It gets more ridiculous and more pathetic with each passing day with the outlook even bleaker.  

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