Monday, February 12, 2018

Planning for war, not people

So, the chances of Trump's proposed budget being implemented are supposedly non-existent. But it does give some insight into his preferences
He's a big fan of the military. Ergo, a $777 billion boost to defense spending over 10 years.
He doesn't think much of science as a way to better our lives. Ergo, a 33.7 percent cut to the EPA, a 29.5 percent cut to the National Science Foundation and cuts to NIH and EPA.
He isn't worried about medical treatment. Ergo, a 7.1 percent cut to Medicare, 22.5 percent cut to Medicaid and Obamacare subsidies by 2028.
He thinks all the kids are okay. Ergo, cutting Head Start, food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance by 2028.
He thinks diplomacy is useless. Ergo, cuts to the State Department.

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