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Monday, March 20, 2017

President Trump's "skinny" budget proposal would make deep cuts in many government programs in the name of pruning the federal bureaucracy. But in doing so it might disproportionately (and surprisingly) affect a particular demographic sector of America: Trump voters. "It's unacceptable," says Rep. Hal Rogers (R) of Kentucky, whose district voted about 80 percent in favor of Trump. "The president's biggest support came from the rural and poor areas like mine ... And that area is going to be hit harder than anywhere else in the country quite frankly."

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It's what they said they wanted.

They wanted their SS cut. They really wanted their Medicare cut too. And other health insurance...don't need it.

and all those other countries...we don't need them either, because we're #1, we're #1

oops, I think we just stepped in #2.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-03-20 07:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Ha ha
---- you

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-20 08:49 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by truthhurts

Way to take care of your base right? I bet most of them don't realize how welfare they are. Rural area are only able to exist at the level they do because of Urban areas. We pay for their roads, schools, power, communications, etc. They couldn't afford it otherwise.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-20 04:59 PM | Reply

--Rural area are only able to exist at the level they do because of Urban areas. We pay for their roads, schools, power, communications, etc. They couldn't afford it otherwise.

Good luck at surviving without food and energy from what is sneeringly referred to as "cow-proximity" country. Some of you people from "latte-proximity" counties apparently believe that food comes from grocery stores and electricity comes from wall sockets.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-20 05:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Good luck at surviving without food and energy from what is sneeringly referred to as "cow-proximity" country. Some of you people from "latte-proximity" counties apparently believe that food comes from grocery stores and electricity comes from wall sockets.

#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Actually big city companies OWN your farm land. Big city companies make your farm equipment. Big city companies sell you the seed. Big city companies handle your shipping. And big city companies make the software that runs it all.

You are replaceable.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-20 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Apparently when you're only goal is to rape the country as hard as you can, you're not even concerned with getting re-elected. Trump knows with a repub congress he can screw everyone except polluters and millionaires in less than 4 years, so he's not constrained at all with pleasing the common voter.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-20 06:39 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Rural area are only able to exist at the level they do because of Urban areas. ...

Sorry, President Trump. I agree with you.
www.washingtonpost.com

...The much-maligned urban elites may be out of touch with the rest of the country, but they still pay its bills. A few years ago, the Economist compared how much each American state contributed to the federal coffers against the funds they received from Washington. The basic pattern is simple: It is blue states, which voted against Trump in 2016, that fund the red states that voted for him. From 1990 to 2009, Clinton states collectively paid $2.4 trillion more in federal taxes than they received in federal spending, while Trump states altogether received $1.3 trillion more than they paid. ...

The Economist article is here:
www.economist.com

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 06:41 PM | Reply

--You are replaceable.

You are historically illiterate. Cities--dense urban populations--have always been dependent on massive importation of resources from the periphery. It was true for ancient Rome--which built an extensive system of roads and aqueducts to bring water and food into Rome, and is true today. Los Angeles would be a desert without imported water, food, and energy. As would Manhattan or any other big city or megalopolis.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-20 06:45 PM | Reply

This won't hurt Trump.
Little d whipped the economic losers into a frenzy to get elected. His policies will make them bigger losers. So all he has to do is convince them that someone else is to blame to get them to vote for him again. He knows his base and there will be more angry losers in 4 years and they will still be dumb enough to believe his lies.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--You are replaceable.
You are historically illiterate. Cities--dense urban populations--have always been dependent on massive importation of resources from the periphery. It was true for ancient Rome--which built an extensive system of roads and aqueducts to bring water and food into Rome, and is true today. Los Angeles would be a desert without imported water, food, and energy. As would Manhattan or any other big city or megalopolis.

#8 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

You aren't those resources. The land creates the resources. YOU are replaceable when it comes to working the land.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-20 07:13 PM | Reply

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I don't think it is a testosterone-enabled contest of urban vs rural. It is the working together of the both that makes us great.

It's a shame Pres Trump doesn't seem to realize that as he goes after his rural base.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 07:20 PM | Reply

Cities--dense urban populations--have always been dependent on massive importation of resources from the periphery.

It's a give and take symbiosis.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-20 07:22 PM | Reply

"Cities--dense urban populations--have always been dependent on massive importation of resources from the periphery. It was true for ancient Rome--which built an extensive system of roads and aqueducts to bring water and food into Rome, and is true today. Los Angeles would be a desert without imported water, food, and energy. As would Manhattan or any other big city or megalopolis.
#8 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

That's true, but it has very little to do with the majority of Trump voters living in rural areas. For instance, the water coming into LA is from the Delta in NorCal and the Colorado. Those dams, aquifers and pipes are built. The fact that the water flows near the town where the welfare-dependent "self-reliant"-types live is unimportant.

#13 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-20 07:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's true, but it has very little to do with the majority of Trump voters living in rural areas. For instance, the water coming into LA is from the Delta in NorCal and the Colorado. Those dams, aquifers and pipes are built. The fact that the water flows near the town where the welfare-dependent "self-reliant"-types live is unimportant.

#13 | POSTED BY MONTECORE AT 2017-03-20 07:32 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 1

Michigan is going to lose in the first round.

POSTED BY MONTECORE

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-20 07:43 PM | Reply

"Some of you people from "latte-proximity" counties"

As of 2012, you are never farther than 170 miles from a Starbucks in the lower 48.

You need to get out more. People in the country even have color televisions and automatic dishwashers now.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-20 07:46 PM | Reply

"Actually big city companies OWN your farm land. Big city companies make your farm equipment. Big city companies sell you the seed. Big city companies handle your shipping. And big city companies make the software that runs it all. "

Not in Kansas. Most all land that produces is owned locally

You've ever tour an equipment mfg plant?

Ever been to a real farm and see where the equipment is made? It's made everywhere.

I'll concede the seed thing......that's gotten out of hand.

Software? I don't know.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2017-03-20 07:49 PM | Reply

--For instance, the water coming into LA is from the Delta in NorCal and the Colorado. Those dams, aquifers and pipes are built.

Exactly my point. There are no examples of self-sustaining large cities in history. Only small towns and villages with a favorable resource base can survive without importing resources. That's why they historically spring up next to fuel--forests, and water--rivers. So the argument that rural areas are dependent on urban areas has it exactly backwards.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-03-20 08:02 PM | Reply

Not in Kansas. Most all land that produces is owned locally

You've ever tour an equipment mfg plant?

Ever been to a real farm and see where the equipment is made? It's made everywhere.

I'll concede the seed thing......that's gotten out of hand.

Software? I don't know.

Posted by eberly at 2017-03-20 07:49 PM | Reply

He's a lawyer. He doesn't know how we roll in Kansas.

#18 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-20 08:19 PM | Reply

Towns may survive but cities thrive because they produce more wealth to pay for the luxuries everyone is dependent on.

#19 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 08:23 PM | Reply


@#19 ... Towns may survive but cities thrive because they produce more wealth ...

Cities survive because they move money from the rural areas to the urban areas. For example, look at Seattle, with Amazon and Microsoft transferring money towards the great Northwest.

Rural areas survive because the Federal government (usually despised by the rural areas) transfers tax money from the urban areas back to the rural areas.

That is, until Pres Trump stops the latter....

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's a lawyer. He doesn't know how we roll in Kansas.
#18 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2017-03-20 08:19 PM | FLAG:

Horse and buggy?

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-20 09:00 PM | Reply

And some people think you can't​ get a latte in Kansas.

I hope they get electricity soon!

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-20 09:33 PM | Reply

Me too, snoof

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2017-03-21 10:05 AM | Reply

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."
Friedrich von Schiller

#24 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-03-21 12:35 PM | Reply

Horse and buggy?

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-20 09:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

We have those here where I live.

#25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-21 04:29 PM | Reply

"So the argument that rural areas are dependent on urban areas has it exactly backwards.
#17 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

I see what you are saying. It would be nice, however, if those three-teeth towns were actually self-reliant today. Most are not - they depend on welfare generated by workers in urban areas.

#26 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-21 05:01 PM | Reply

The reason cities have large populations is BECAUSE THATS WHERE ALL THE JOBS ARE. Your 2 stoplight town only has 1500 people because it cant support 1550. Most farming is done by illegal immigrants, not the republican landowners who exploit their labor.

#27 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-22 01:45 PM | Reply

Donald Trump has spent his entire life screwing over people who trusted him. It made him rich. It made him famous. Why is anyone, especially his supporters, surprised that nothing has changed? Oh. That's right. His supporters are idiots. Own it.

#28 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-22 01:53 PM | Reply

28
That describes just about every major politician in my lifetime, not to mention anyone that actually supports a politician, regardless of party.
There is nobody I agree with 100%, including myself at times.

#29 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-03-22 01:56 PM | Reply

Trump is different. The following was in the NYT op ed the other day. It resonates with any honest observer:

"The ninth week of Donald Trump's presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar," the Times' David Leonhardt wrote. "Comey didn't use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be."

"I've previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent and somebody can state an untruth without doing so knowingly," Leonhardt continued. "But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before. He has lied about -- among many other things -- Obama's birthplace, John F. Kennedy's assassination, Sept. 11, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud and his groping of women.

"He tells so many untruths that it's time to leave behind the textual parsing over which are unwitting and which are deliberate," Leonhardt added, "as well as the condescending notion that most of Trump's supporters enjoy his lies."

#30 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-22 01:59 PM | Reply

#29 |

More ludicrous equivalencies. Trump is in a class by himself as far as liars go, regardless of the stupid excuses hie leg humpers make for him.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-22 02:01 PM | Reply

- Trump is in a class by himself

Far from it. He enjoys the company of Nixon, Bush, Clinton, and Obama.

Did I mention Kissenger, Albright, or Cheney? The Liars Club isn't all that exclusive.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-22 02:08 PM | Reply

Saying Trump is a liar just like Nixon, Bush, Clinton, And Obama is like saying Babe Ruth was a home run hitter just like Don Mattingly and Mike Sweeney.

Yes Sweeney and Mattingly hit home runs once in a while, but the Babe was in a class of his own

Trump lies so often he defies comparison to any others

#33 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-22 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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