Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President Trump on Monday sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget with steep cuts in domestic programs and entitlements, including Medicare, and large increases for the military, envisioning deficits totaling at least $7.1 trillion over the next decade. The blueprint, which has little to no chance of being enacted as written, amounts to a vision statement by Mr. Trump, whose plan discards longtime Republican orthodoxy about balancing the budget, instead embracing last year's $1.5 trillion tax cut and new spending on a major infrastructure initiative.

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In blatant irony...

"The White House is proposing $540 billion in non-defense spending for 2019 -- $57 billion below the new spending cap set by Congress.

Mr. Mulvaney, in his letter, said spending at the levels Congress authorized would add too much to the federal deficit."

You can't make that ---- up.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-12 02:32 PM | Reply

A trillion here a trillion there.

Pretty soon you will be talking real money.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-12 02:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Great job making those corporate welfare payments permanent GOP.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-12 03:21 PM | Reply

"Bloomberg editor Alex Wayne reported on Monday that his publication had received confirmation that "Trump's fiscal 2019 budget proposes $1.7 trillion in entitlement cuts over a decade."

Wayne noted that $237 billion in Medicare cuts are included in the plan."

www.rawstory.com

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-12 03:48 PM | Reply

"Wayne noted that $237 billion in Medicare cuts are included in the plan."

Eat Trump's S***, Baby Boomers!
It's What You Voted For.
#MAGA

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 03:58 PM | Reply

"I'm not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid. Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn't, they don't know what to do because they don't know where the money is. I do." - Donald Trump
dailysignal.com

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-02-12 05:22 PM | Reply

That stupid clown has no idea what he's doing.

#7 | Posted by squinch at 2018-02-12 05:59 PM | Reply

It's the duty of government to run huge deficits in times of economic slump.. or is nobody a Krugman fan anymore?

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-13 09:11 AM | Reply

You libs are right. The whole country is going down the tubes.

The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-02-13 11:59 AM | Reply

A trillion here a trillion there.

Pretty soon you will be talking real money.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy

Who added $10 trillion to the national debt in only 8 years? You have a very short memory.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-02-13 12:00 PM | Reply

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The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

#9 | Posted by Sniper

Amazingly you suddenly don't suspect good news coming from the government to be cooked numbers spun for the benefit of the current administration.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-13 12:52 PM | Reply

Who added $10 trillion to the national debt in only 8 years? You have a very short memory.

#10 | Posted by Sniper

I know you are trolling but gee only 8 years! Did you forget why? I don't necessarily agree with everything the money was spent on but look where the economy is today. Do you remember how we got here? Do you know how much the stock market rose during the Obama years? Do you know how much the employment rate rose during the the Obama years?

Deficit while not desirable spending is understandable when dealing with a global economic meltdown.

Deficit spending makes no sense at all when the economy is doing well.

So if we extrapolate (you might have to look that one up) out for 4 years that will be $24 trillion.

Obama was a piker compared to Trump's wild spending spree.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 12:57 PM | Reply

Obama was a piker compared to Trump's wild spending spree.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy

Do you really expect Sniper to not buy the rational for why that'll be Obama's fault too hook, line and sinker?

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-13 12:59 PM | Reply

re #12

$28 trillion...

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 12:59 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-02-13 12:57 PM | FLAG:

It's worth laughing over. Post, after post, after post during Obama's turn about how every dollar spent by government generated XYZ amount of economic activity.

Well, this is just that on steroids and a little meth.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-13 01:23 PM | Reply

Well, this is just that on steroids and a little meth.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Don't be so myopic.

Don't you think how it's spent is more important than the amount spent?

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-13 02:21 PM | Reply

Don't you think how it's spent is more important than the amount spent?

#16 | POSTED BY JPW

Of course that matters. Surely you remember all of those shovel-ready jobs that never materialized the Stimulus package was supposed to deliver.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-13 02:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Surely you remember all of those shovel-ready jobs that never materialized"

I remember driving on fresh asphalt in every state from Washington to Maine.

It's your memory that is faulty.

Or, more likely, you're just repeating a decades old talking point without looking at data about jobs the ARRA created.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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But Frankie doesn't love it that somebody in private industry made a profit doing that

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2018-02-13 02:30 PM | Reply

"Who added $10 trillion to the national debt in only 8 years?"

A handful of soldiers and defense contractors, mostly.
And some seniors buying prescription drugs.
And some kids getting primary education.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 02:38 PM | Reply

Don't you think how it's spent is more important than the amount spent?

#16 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-02-13 02:21 PM | REPLY

It's military keynesian economics. It's what we've done for decades.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-13 03:15 PM | Reply

The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

#9 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Just like it did last January and the January before that.

#22 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-02-13 09:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#20 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You post is false news ...
Military spending is flat relative to GDP
www.usgovernmentspending.com

Entitlement spending is non-linear....
www.usgovernmentspending.com

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-13 10:49 PM | Reply

"You post is false news ...
Military spending is flat relative to GDP"

My post was specifically referring to three unfunded mandates from the Bush II Era:
OIF/OEF
MAPD
NCLB

Your post is ----.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-13 10:53 PM | Reply

It's military keynesian economics. It's what we've done for decades.

#21 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Which has increasingly gone worse and worse for us.

Funny thing is that Keynesian economics in areas like infrastructure, a CCC-like organization or some other public service outfit would be far better for the country than launching a volley of several 10s of millions of dollars against an evacuated Syrian airstrip (without even launching the correct munitions for the job...).

Or dropping $170,000 on ISIS in our Afghani stone age play box just so President "small Hands" Trump and crow about "accomplishing" something.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-14 12:59 AM | Reply

Which has increasingly gone worse and worse for us.

#25 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-02-14 12:59 AM | REPLY

Then stop voting for the 2 party system. This budget passed 309-118 & 79-18.

#26 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-14 06:51 AM | Reply

"Then stop voting for the 2 party system."

We've had a two party system since the beginning the nation, it's baked into the pie and morons like think that you're going to get enough Americans to ditch the system so that some third party candidate can win. It ain't happening, your third party candidates have always just turned out to be spoilers, helping whichever major party was most opposite of the third party's beliefs.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-14 08:02 AM | Reply

"Surely you remember all of those shovel-ready jobs that never materialized"

No Jeff, most of us remember the ones that did materialize and helped recover our economy after Bush wrecked it. You do remember 2008-2009 right?

#28 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-14 08:04 AM | Reply

and morons like think

#27 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-02-14 08:02 AM | FLAG:

LOL

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-14 09:27 AM | Reply

"Surely you remember all of those shovel-ready jobs that never materialized"
I remember driving on fresh asphalt in every state from Washington to Maine.
It's your memory that is faulty.
Or, more likely, you're just repeating a decades old talking point without looking at data about jobs the ARRA created.

#18 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-02-13 02:27 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

And look at those same roads today, they are worse than they were because the job was just lipstick. It was a huge waste of money.

#30 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-02-14 01:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And look at those same roads today, they are worse than they were because the job was just lipstick. It was a huge waste of money.

#30 | Posted by fishpaw

Your state uses lipstick to pave their roads? No wonder they washed out already.

Our state uses asphalt and concrete.

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-14 03:29 PM | Reply

Well, since the Federal government was created to ONLY provide the nation's defense and preside over state conflicts, Trump is doing an excellent job of following what the founding fathers intended. Unfortunately for him and every other President who just can't see the big picture, they aren't enabling the states enough to handle the demands of the people. Combine that with half of the country constantly wanting every little stupid social issue to be a huge Federal government project and it paints a very clear picture that we will never have a budget that is fair and balanced.

#32 | Posted by humtake at 2018-02-15 01:06 PM | Reply

Well, since the Federal government was created to ONLY provide the nation's defense and preside over state conflicts, Trump is doing an excellent job of following what the founding fathers intended. Unfortunately for him and every other President who just can't see the big picture, they aren't enabling the states enough to handle the demands of the people. Combine that with half of the country constantly wanting every little stupid social issue to be a huge Federal government project and it paints a very clear picture that we will never have a budget that is fair and balanced.

Posted by humtake at 2018-02-15 01:06 PM | Reply

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
Section 8 - Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

OOPSIE DAISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#33 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-15 01:14 PM | Reply

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