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Showing posts with label GOP Budget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOP Budget. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trumponomics (Trump/Ryan Budget)

Roughly 60% of Discretionary spending on military/defense.
Two points:

A. Definitions:  Mandatory Vs. Discretionary Spending
2015 Video

B. Defense Sending Top 10 militarized nations

The two points identify and delineate the ridiculousness of a Trump/Ryan Budget including 59% of Discretionary Spending.

All said who wins and who losses via TrumpRyan? 

The LA Times (Link)
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Medicaid Cuts?

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 

The President’s FY 2018 skinny budget details the Trump Administration’s plans for appropriations in the upcoming fiscal year but little else. The budget would maintain the overall spending limits for FY 2018 but repeal the defense sequester while shifting all of those cuts to non-defense discretionary spending. 
It is encouraging that President Trump proposes to pay for most new spending in this budget with detailed proposals to cut spending elsewhere. We are disappointed the budget does not apply this principle in full to proposed supplemental spending, and we hope going forward the President will be as insistent on offsets as he is on spending increases.  
Unfortunately, the budget does not include any proposals on mandatory spending or revenue and does not include any proposals or projections beyond 2018. In this sense, this budget ignores the 70 percent of spending that is responsible for 90 percent of spending growth over the next decade and tells us nothing about how the Administration will address the nation’s unsustainably rising national debt. 
The Administration can rectify this lack of detail by putting out more proposals in the coming weeks and releasing their fuller budget as quickly as possible. Until a budget plan is proposed and agreed to, legislative changes with major fiscal implications should be avoided. 
The fiscal situation requires that Presidents' budgets set a course for putting debt on a sustainable path, and the Trump Administration should present policies to get us there.
Now for a few quick graphics.

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If you prefer the quick look at the data via a bar graph.....

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We are awaiting today's CBO scoring of the Trump/Ryan Bill (AKA Trumponomics).  It is important tot note Medicaid pays about 70% of the cost of our elderly who are interned in nursing homes. Another critical item is Trumponomics is simply Reaganomics on steriods (e.g., Trickle-down supply side economics to the max). 

While we awaiting the scoring take a look at seven campaign promises forsaken by the Trump/Ryan economc terrorists.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump's Budget: A GOP Budget Of Horrors Scenario

Trump's Tea Party hawk has come forth with Trump's budget. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget:
"This s a hard-power budget" 
This is the America First Budget"
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The  Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly dot com published a review of Trump's budget PROPOSAL in one quick view chart. Before you spend time viewing the chart, recognize it is a proposed budget and no proposed budget ever reaches the president's signature pen. However, the budget as proposed certainly sheds revealing light on the inner psyche of all things Trump. 

Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting and textIf you prefer more verbiage regarding Trump's proposal, the "failing" (as Trump calls it) New York Times offers a great review. New York City officials are openly pushing back via public comments on the impact of the proposed budget on fighting terror.  I have read and heard the budget would slash $100 million from law enforcement agencies responsible for fighting terror. On the other hand, I also read New York City residents are currently spending at estimates of $310,000 to $500,000 per day on security for Trump's wife and son as denizens of Trump Tower. The math on the high-end of those figures indicates NYC could be looking at an expenditure of $183 million per year to watch over Trump's privileged family. In late February New York City officials requested a congressional financial assistance in offsetting millions in additional cost incurred via the Trump Tower denizens.

Oh, privilege has such a high cost! 

On a much more serious note, if you haven't heard or read the budget's potential impact on morning school meals for kids and budget reduction funding for elderly Meals on Wheels, you are uninformed or you simply don't care.  
Yesterday, Market Watch published a piece with details regarding the impact of Meals on Wheels with consideration of benefit coverage and cost.

Market Watch

.....according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, private operating foundation based in Menlo Park, Calif.). “Meals on Wheels People,” a Portland, Ore.-based service and one of the largest in the country, says it costs $2,500 annually to provide daily meals to a homebound senior, while cost of institutional care for a year in Oregon is around $60,000.
One has to wonder how those affected Seniors in the GOP southern belt vote  (Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana) feel about their Trump vote.

Speaking of voting blocs, post-vote data show, Trump and his GOP rely heavily on voters 54 years of age and older.


Chart showing breakdown of voting by race

Chart showing breakdown of voters by age

Just for good measure for those who will harp on charts for the BBC.

Business Insider

More young people voted for Clinton, but that bloc did not include as many voters as those over 40, who as a majority voted for Trump.

Of course, the chronic poor elderly comprise a small portion of the older voters who voted for Trump and his GOP. Nonetheless, the proposal speaks volumes about commitment to potential voters who comprise solid and reliable voting blocs for the GOP.

We should openly state that an elimination of federal funding for Meals on Wheels will not kill the program. The disclaimer is important based on our experience some conservatives are responding the federal elimination of funding Trump's elimination will not kill the program.
CNN ran a segment this morning with some GOP dweeb speaking about how churches will pick up the aid to the chronically needy elderly. Why do Republicans seem to through churches at us as a tool against their wishes to cut social services programs? 

Image result for meals on wheels black backgroundTrump's Tea Party Budget director, also took aim at funding for feeding needy children as they sit for a full morning or afternoon of classroom work.

We are now going to hear all barrels of "we want to cut spending for the benefit of our grandkids." Yes, of course, establish clear ad present death panels for some elderly Americans while relegating some poor children to a classroom with a half empty stomach.

"This s a hard-power budget." 

We will close with a revisit with the OMB director.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Trump'd, Huckabee, Megyn Kelly , Veterans Pay,

Non-Progressive News...

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Fox News On UC Davis Pepper Spraying: "It's a food product"

The Progressive Mind re-post of AlterNet article on six HOP bombs over the past week.
How about a graphic for Jindal as he plays GOP politics?

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Trumps plays the carnival barker with whining about no one paying hi any attention.

Washington Post

Scarborough appropriately laughed through the Trump statement of "no attention."

The extent of gullibility from the American public is without question is stupefying. We are a nation full of reality TV with millions who can quote the weekly meandering triviality of the Kardasians who probably cannot speak to who sits third in ascendancy to the US Presidency. Trump thrives off of such and he is especially dangerous when we consider the insane level of conservative lust for the ridiculous and the machismo.

Imagine Trump with access to the US nuclear arsenal. Imagine employee rights with an Oval Office that has been Trump'd.

Rodman endorsing Trump adds major validated to the insanity infested GOP.

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In fairness the Bankruptcies were business related not personal. 

Your GOP Budget: cuts to military retirement benefits. We often post the famous prose by Martin Niemöller, "FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALISTS..."

How can any Veterans Vote for the Republicans?Posted by "I am ObamaCare" on Sunday, July 26, 2015
They have come for the military retirees.  Yes they will come for you.......

Huckabee channels conservative reminders of and opportunist leveraging of US slavery with "the ovens" and Israel. Is there a decent, sensitive and sane mind in the GOP? We are certainly not seeing it in the party's presidential candidates. 

Editor's Choice

Huckabee on the Iran Deal.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven," Huckabee said in an interview with Breitbart News.

A President responds to the "Pastor."
Pres. Obama responds to Mike Huckabee's comments on IranMoments ago... President Obama responds to Mike Huckabee's comments on IranPosted by Morning Joe on Monday, July 27, 2015