Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 20, 2017

When it comes to cutting the budget, President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have proposed significant cuts to federal spending that helps the least among us. Severe cuts will come from programs that help poor seniors, military children, education, health and more. At the same time, Trump is still using $3 million each weekend in taxpayer dollars to vacation at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. "You could always attack a budget for being political, right?" White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told Face The Nation host John Dickerson Sunday. "In fact, we -- we are going to do so. But keep in mind who the president wrote the budget for. He -- he wrote the budget for everybody. We've heard a lot of criticism, for example, about different line items in the -- in the budget blueprint from members of Congress.

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"If you think about the coal miner and the single mom, doesn't saving begin at home?" Dickerson asked. "I mean, there are things the president can do to cut back on his own using that text ... The coal miner doesn't get to fly down to Mar-a-Lago either."

Mulvaney agreed that he knew the bill would hurt children and prevent them from having access to nutritional food from organizations like Meals on Wheels, but he wants people to know he's suffering too.

"Yes," he began. "I don't have a business card to give to you today, John, because, at the Office of Management and Budget, we have to pay for our own business cards. So it does start at home but it's already started."

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The sacrifices this administration is making are tremendous. No?

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 07:37 AM | Reply

I think if little d's "wife" lived with him for 1 month it would save a nice pile of money.

How could she be asked to sacrifice like that though? The poor girl has already had that thing on top of her at least once...

#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 08:09 AM | Reply

What are old people sacrificing? Oh, yeah. Eating.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 09:01 AM | Reply

#3 Don't forget heat and health care.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 09:05 AM | Reply

GAVE UP BUSINESS CARDS? The horror, the horror...like rMoney giving up his car elevator.

#5 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-20 08:58 PM | Reply

Mulvaney's tale of woe is bringing tears to my eyes. Poor baby.

The last time I heard something this tragic was when the wife of Kenneth Lay (of the Enron scandal) wailed during a TV interview that she might have to give up her pool service if her husband goes to prison.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-03-20 09:39 PM | Reply

This is nothing new. When I worked for the federal government 20 years ago we all had to buy our own business cards.

The perks of the federal workplace are quite different from the corporate board room. Even professional employees are treated as hourly employees. Time away from the office to get a haircut or pick up a kid at school are deducted from vacation hours.

#7 | Posted by TenMile at 2017-03-20 10:21 PM | Reply

Well you don't need haircuts or business cards and children are a luxury. Yet your boss is on salary and has the best medical care in the world. Hell if you want to run for higher office you can take months of at a time

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-03-20 10:36 PM | Reply

LHO...LHO...LHO...it worked for beetlejuice, maybe now WE'LL catch a break

#9 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-03-21 03:11 AM | Reply

Time away from the office to get a haircut or pick up a kid at school are deducted from vacation hours.

As they should be.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-21 07:47 AM | Reply

Mulvaney can make his own business cards. Hey, Mick--follow these easy instructions:

Step one: get a roll of toilet paper.
Step two: get a pen.
Step three: write your contact info on the toilet paper.
Step four: use the toilet paper as the manufacturer intended.

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2017-03-21 08:29 AM | Reply

that $50 sacrifice must be so hard... and so good for our country..

Thanks now we can pay for.... nothing.

#12 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-03-21 10:54 AM | Reply

$50? Try $7.99 for 500.

I'm sure he could get by with one less martini at his next business lunch

#13 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-21 11:53 AM | Reply

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