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Thursday, March 16, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal includes massive cuts across most of the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture face unprecedented discretionary funding cuts in excess of 25 percent, as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security.

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This is the self-called-conservative vision for America.

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Trump is cutting small business programs

That means for the usual's all that "principled" talk about small business being "job creators" will cease much like all talk of the constitution

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-03-16 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security."

Because that is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO necessary. Christ almighty. The country fell hook line and sinker to the greatest fear-mongering campaigns of all time.

A) We are NOT in danger
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B) Our military does NOT need expansion
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Only true reason is centered on aggressively and preemptively using said military, otherwise, what's the point?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-16 02:13 PM | Reply

NPR gone.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-16 02:14 PM | Reply

There's absolutely no need to raise military spending just so Americans have to suffer and sacrifice back home. If Trump were such a smart businessman he would order some common sense cost cutting. There are countless billions wasted every year.

But he wants to buy the loyalty of the military. Trump First, Americans last.

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-16 02:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"NPR gone"

YEAH!

The only station on the dial where you don't have to explain what Viagra is to your adolescent daughter
Good riddance

sincerely

The "Family Values" Gang

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-03-16 02:20 PM | Reply

--NPR gone.

They'll live. According to NPR:

"On average, less than 1% of NPR's annual operating budget comes in the form of grants from CPB and federal agencies and departments."

www.npr.org

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-16 02:22 PM | Reply

"But he wants to buy the loyalty of the military"

That's what dictators do. He is going to need them to crush any holdouts not already sent to a Gulag by the faithful Trump Stasi

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-03-16 02:24 PM | Reply

Don't worry Nulli.

No one will confuse you for a liberal ever again.

Congratulations on your conversation to libertarianism.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump plan cuts funds for Appalachian agency that helps Eastern Kentucky

The agency, which covers all or parts of 13 Appalachian states, has been a conduit for hundreds of millions in aid to Eastern Kentucky since it was founded in 1965.

Those programs and projects include highways, water and sewer lines; technology centers; teacher training; housing; health centers, business park infrastructure and more.

Between October 2015 and January 2017 alone, the ARC supported 63 projects in Kentucky totaling $31.9 million, the agency said Thursday. That spending, which has been matched by more than $65 million in other aid, is projected to create or retain more than 1,200 jobs and provide education or workforce training to more than 2,300 people in the state's 54 ARC counties, the agency said.

Extra money and services are targeted to so-called distressed counties with high unemployment, low incomes and high poverty. Kentucky has the largest concentration of such counties of any Appalachian state -- 37 in fiscal year 2017.

Overall, the number of high-poverty counties in Appalachia has dropped from 295 in 1960 to 84 in fiscal year 2017 because of work by the ARC and other programs, the agency said Thursday.

Lexington Herald Leader

Is this what Appalachians voted for?

#9 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-16 02:25 PM | Reply

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 02:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe he just wants to think for himself. Only fools are proud to identify as an ideologue of any sort.

#10 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-16 02:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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--Congratulations on your conversation to libertarianism.

That's ok. I've been calling myself a left-libertarian--for lack of a better term--for at least a decade.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-16 02:39 PM | Reply

#11

It helps me understand your perspective better.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 02:41 PM | Reply

Blowhard is the better term you're looking for.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-16 02:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe he just wants to think for himself. Only fools are proud to identify as an ideologue of any sort.
#10 | POSTED BY SULLY AT 2017-03-16 02:29 PM | FLAG:

That's good and all. Makes a good Confucianism.

But as even Nulli attested. His point of view is left libertarian.
Just is what it is.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 02:55 PM | Reply

Only fools are proud to identify as an ideologue of any sort.
#10 | POSTED BY SULLY

Don't cut yourself.
On all that "edge."

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-16 02:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

--Don't cut yourself.
On all that "edge."

Ideology is a cancer. Only fanatics think they have a monopoly on "The Truth." Certainty is the mother of fools.

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-16 03:07 PM | Reply

Being an ideologue arguably is cancer.
However, having an ideology is not the same thing as being an ideologue.

You'd know this if you had an ideology, like "all men are created equal" is a fairly popular one.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-16 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one will confuse you for a liberal ever again.

#8 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2017-03-16 02:24 PM

That's what happens when you dare support your posts with facts Nulli, no one will confuse you for a liberal ever again.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-16 04:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#18

Thanks for your participation, stupid.

Too bad you didn't read the rest of the thread before you knee jerked your foot into your mouth.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 05:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's budget ripped from Bannon's nationalistic playbook

The "deconstruction of the administrative state" now comes with line items.

President Donald Trump released his blueprint for reshaping the American government on Thursday, a budget plan that slashes deeply into the State Department, redirects funds toward the military, guts environmental and housing programs -- and continues to run a nearly half-trillion-dollar deficit.

Every dollar of proposed cutbacks to domestic, diplomatic and international aid programs that Trump makes in the spending plan will go to boost defense and law enforcement funding.

The document, posted online at 7 a.m. Thursday, represents the most concrete translation of Trump's nationalistic and populist rhetoric on the campaign trail into dollars and cents.

As proposed, the Trump budget almost certainly will not pass Congress. Too many lawmakers, including many Republicans, have declared it dead on arrival. But the document nonetheless represents a crucial road map for a president who is new to government, and who has at least a full term to pursue his goals. It is the clearest practical expression yet of what Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon described as the "deconstruction of the administrative state" last month and his agenda of "economic nationalism."

Politico

#20 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-16 06:50 PM | Reply

Thanks for your participation, stupid.

If you repeatedly leave the ball hanging over the net like that Clowny I will six-pack you...every time.

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-16 06:58 PM | Reply

#21

Jesus Christ donkey brains.

What are you trying to say?

Nulli's perspective on this topic is more in line with a libertarian's.

I called him one.

He confirmed he is a left leaning libertarian.

Now you're caught up.

Glad I could walk you through that.

You're probably still in agony over how mean hollywood is and all your tears are preventing you from reading the thread prior to commenting.

But try next time. So you won't come off as such a douche.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 07:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

"You're probably still in agony over how mean hollywood is and all your tears are preventing you from reading the thread prior to commenting." - #22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 07:26 PM | Reply | Flag: Newsworthy

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-16 07:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- a left leaning libertarian.

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that was fun!

A leftist libertarian is sort of a crony capitalism with socialist bureaucracy; there are only privatized roads, and a toll booth required every mile. The proceeds still go to tax cuts for the wealthy.

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-16 08:12 PM | Reply

#22

Better check your meds and wipe your screen.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-16 10:58 PM | Reply

That's ok. I've been calling myself a left-libertarian--for lack of a better term--for at least a decade.
#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-16 02:39 PM | Reply | Flag

Nulli is a left-libertarian on some things and a liberal on others:

I'm a liberal that believes in women's rights, gay rights, separation of church and state, liberal secular values. None of which is shared by Islam, or apparently "progressives".
#60 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-10 06:43 PM | Reply

www.drudge.com

In the past, I would have called him a left-libertarian, more than a liberal, I think, but labels are, well, labels. A handy way to pick things up, but a real problem if the handle isn't sturdy enough to lift the weight.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-16 11:20 PM | Reply

Who cares what Nulli independently thinks? If it isn't in lockstep with Krugman he's the enemy.

#27 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-16 11:39 PM | Reply

#25

You're just racking up those participation awards today, aren't you.

You should get your foot in mouth syndrome looked at.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 11:55 PM | Reply

Who cares what Nulli independently thinks?

Not too sure how long you've been on the DR. I know you've had prior usernames.

I used to agree with a lot of what Nulli would write. Not so much recently.

This never had to get dragged into a thread discussion. It was a simple exchange between the two of us which everyone seems to have an opinion about.

But who am I kidding. This is the DR and we're all here to debate. So. Anything and everything is fair game.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 11:59 PM | Reply

Reverse Robin Hood is Trump's real ideology. The rest was just campaign rhetoric.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 12:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It was all rhetoric.

Donnie has one goal. Sell out!

He's selling America to the highest bidder and everything must go!

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 12:18 AM | Reply

#29 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

haha. I was responding to Corky in #24

no worries. I agree with you both often

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-17 12:27 AM | Reply

I think this is the thread where all the blue-state liberals who usually complain about their tax dollars going to Appalachia are now complaining that Trump doesn't want their tax dollars going to Appalachia.

#33 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-17 03:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

GAL @ 30

"Reverse Robin Hood is Trump's real ideology."

But not the only one. Trump is keeping the media busy putting out his bonfires while our elected Dr. Demento in the White House is busy starving the beast in preparation for its eventual date with destiny in that famous bathtub.

#34 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-03-17 05:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#34 Yep, you got that right. That's the main reason GOP leaders tolerate Trump.

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 09:55 AM | Reply

all the blue-state liberals who usually complain about their tax dollars going to Appalachia

#33 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL AT 2017-03-17 03:37 AM | FLAG:

Citing something that never happened..... not v strong

#36 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-17 12:35 PM | Reply

Citing something that never happened..... not v strong

My guess is he's referring to the often used stat of red states being greater beneficiaries of tax dollars, which largely come from blue states, than the blue states who pay them.

Which is, of course, a gross distortion of the argument being made in that context.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-17 02:59 PM | Reply

Really? What's the point you're making then, when you complain about the tax dollars from tony lib neighborhoods being siphoned off to knuckle-draggers in Trump country?

I'm all for this idea, actually. You can keep your tax dollars in your neighborhoods, and we can keep ours in ours.

#38 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-17 10:34 PM | Reply

tony lib neighborhoods

What does this mean??

#39 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 11:10 PM | Reply

I'm all for this idea, actually. You can keep your tax dollars in your neighborhoods, and we can keep ours in ours.
#38 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL AT 2017-03-17 10:34 PM | FLAG:

When you say we can keep ours.

Are you referring to China?

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 11:12 PM | Reply

Really? What's the point you're making then, when you complain about the tax dollars from tony lib neighborhoods being siphoned off to knuckle-draggers in Trump country?

The point is that for all their Ayn Rand bluster, red states are more than comfortable siphoning dollars when they need to.

In other words, their rhetoric doesn't match their actions. Make the two consistent that the argument goes away.

I'm all for this idea, actually. You can keep your tax dollars in your neighborhoods, and we can keep ours in ours.

Sure thing.

Watch how quickly the "Trump won 4,000 counties" argument goes up in smoke.

#41 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-18 12:07 AM | Reply

Are you referring to China?

Whatever gives the best US benefits with minimal US taxes.

#42 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-18 12:08 AM | Reply

Good. We're agreed then.

Why not help the poor in California? Use all that state money you're sending to Washington to build some more affordable housing in SF, so you don't have teachers and firemen living in bunk beds in basements.

Just an idea. Oh. Also, build some more reservoirs. You got the first big rainstorm in two decades last month and all the water went into the ocean. How stupid are you guys, that you are living in the desert, and don't spend the dry days looking for ways to catch the water that comes fast and furious only 3 times in my lifetime? Now you're back to bitching to Colorado and Nevada that you're not getting enough.

#43 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-03-18 11:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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