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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:57 PM

GOP senator says Special Olympics cuts will not be approved


GOP senator says Special Olympics cuts will not be approved
By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 03/27/19 03:04 PM EDT


Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that determines Department of Education funding levels, on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the Special Olympics.

"Iím a longtime supporter of the Special Olympics and proud that Missouri is home to the largest Special Olympics training facility in the world," Blunt said in a statement.

"I was just at the World Games and saw, as I have many times before, what a huge impact the organization has on athletes, their families, and their communities. Our Department of Education appropriations bill will not cut funding for the program," he added.




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Reply GOP senator says Special Olympics cuts will not be approved (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
malaise Mar 2019 #1
babylonsister Mar 2019 #2
malaise Mar 2019 #4
FrankBooth Mar 2019 #7
Golden Raisin Mar 2019 #14
AllaN01Bear Mar 2019 #28
diva77 Mar 2019 #34
CentralMass Mar 2019 #26
malaise Mar 2019 #29
gratuitous Mar 2019 #3
mwooldri Mar 2019 #15
Leghorn21 Mar 2019 #5
Tech Mar 2019 #6
AllyCat Mar 2019 #8
Shrike47 Mar 2019 #9
Kurt V. Mar 2019 #10
watoos Mar 2019 #22
Kurt V. Mar 2019 #23
llmart Mar 2019 #33
progressoid Mar 2019 #11
diva77 Mar 2019 #17
progressoid Mar 2019 #41
diva77 Mar 2019 #43
malaise Mar 2019 #38
progressoid Mar 2019 #40
bluecollar2 Mar 2019 #12
redstatebluegirl Mar 2019 #13
DoctorJoJo Mar 2019 #16
KansasKali Mar 2019 #18
SWBTATTReg Mar 2019 #19
Oldtimeralso Mar 2019 #20
Blue_Tires Mar 2019 #21
3catwoman3 Mar 2019 #31
Sherman A1 Mar 2019 #24
Honeycombe8 Mar 2019 #25
AllaN01Bear Mar 2019 #27
Kingofalldems Mar 2019 #30
3catwoman3 Mar 2019 #32
durablend Mar 2019 #42
Wounded Bear Mar 2019 #35
allgood33 Mar 2019 #36
Ilsa Mar 2019 #37
malaise Mar 2019 #39

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:04 PM

1. The very idea of cutting funds to the Special Olympics speaks to the cruelty

associated with the vile MAGAcretin and his goons.

They cannot disgust me any further.

Fuck the collective pack.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:07 PM

2. I thought my outrage meter had reached it's peak. I was wrong. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:09 PM

4. Ditto

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:17 PM

7. You have to replace your outrage meter

With an outrage odometer. And by the end of this nightmare we're gonna be like an old Datsun truck at 350K miles.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:00 PM

14. With this disgusting regime there is no bottom.

There is no bar low enough. No lowest common denominator low enough.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:59 PM

28. mine has been burnt out since 2000

tilt.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 01:40 AM

34. +1000 this!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:54 PM

26. Well ssid.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

29. Chris Hayes begins with the cruelty of the Con's agenda

Killing health care and cutting funds from education and special olympics

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:09 PM

3. Is the president's "budget" DOA?

Some Unserious Persons were saying that last week, but the media didn't want to hear them. Sounds like some other people are saying it now, too.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:23 PM

15. Yup, El Trumpo's budget is dead. Dems in the house!

The House has to approve any budget and with cuts to things like Special Olympics... those cuts won't see the light of day.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:13 PM

5. Ah, good, now how many of the other 50 GOP Senators stand with Roy??!

Hello??
Anybody?
Weíre waiting patiently, COWARDS

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:14 PM

6. And special education funding?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:23 PM

8. They'll do the cuts. They just need to figure out messaging

Before they cut it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:39 PM

9. The Defense Dept. apparently has a billion to spare for the wall. Cut their budget by a billion.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:41 PM

10. K&R boy blunt comes thru

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:47 PM

22. Because Missouri makes money off the Special Olympics.

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:50 PM

23. of course

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Response to watoos (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:59 PM

33. And make no mistake about it, that's the only reason he's opposed to it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:46 PM

11. Five Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago would cover Betsy Devos's proposed Special Olympics cuts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/27/five-trump-trips-mar-a-lago-would-cover-betsy-devoss-proposed-special-olympics-cuts/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3ee3dcba2fe3

Itís worth putting those difficult decisions in context.

The Education Department budgeted $17,583,000 for the Special Olympics this fiscal year, an amount that obviously exceeds the average Americanís annual income. Itís also an amount that constitutes about a tenth of the Special Olympicsí total budget.

It is also an amount thatís about equivalent to the cost of the presidentís last five trips to Mar-a-Lago, a period that stretches back to Thanksgiving.

Last month, we reported on new data from the Government Accountability Office which determined that Trumpís trips to his private club in Florida cost taxpayers about $3.4 million apiece, largely as a function of transporting the president and support material to the state. Looking at it another way, the federal government had spent about as much on getting Trump to Mar-a-Lago by his second month in office as DeVos now wants to cut from supporting the Special Olympics.


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Response to progressoid (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:33 PM

17. This should be an OP!!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

43. Thanks!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:32 AM

38. Great post

I agree - it should be an OP

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:49 PM

12. If it's the president's budget proposal

It is by definition a republican proposal.

It is important that we continue to link the party and the individual who they support.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:50 PM

13. This shows just how cruel and out of touch this entire administration really is.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:28 PM

16. I'm Waiting to Hear Billy Barr's Report On This!

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:38 PM

18. This is just a distraction.

Now the republicans can save special olympics.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:01 PM

19. Cruel. Oftentimes, families w/ special needs kids can't afford much else, since so much of ...

their income goes to helping their special needs kid(s), as well as the rest of the family.

The Special Olympics is a way to honor and cherish these kids and their families too, for their struggle and efforts. They deserve it.

I remember when my folks found out my disability was that I was profoundly hard of hearing ... they could only afford only 1 hearing aid (I needed two) but they did the best they could (amazing too, with 3 other kids (my siblings)).

I commend Mr. Blunt for his statement in support of the Special Olympics.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:03 PM

20. Remember Hitler got rid of the disabled as one of his first moves.

As person who has several disabilities, I am worried that the trumpeters will view a disability as a burden on the government.
PS the cost of my prescriptions in March was 8 and 1/2 times the amount I paid in February. WTF

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:04 PM

21. We'll see...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:55 PM

31. Maybe she could sell...

...one of her yachts. Just one ought to do it. That would leave her with what, 9? Should be enough.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:52 PM

24. Good

hope that more will follow.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:53 PM

25. That's good, but it's because he has a special interest in it. It makes money for his state.

Is there anyone who doesn't have an angle?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:56 PM

27. eggscllent . betsy devos must go.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:06 PM

30. GOP and Trump own this now.

Make sure all of America knows.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:58 PM

32. It chafes me no end to see the placard in front...

...of DeVos that reads ďThe Honorable Betsy DeVos.Ē

Honorable is the last thing she is.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 01:17 PM

42. I can think of another word

Five letters and I won't repeat it....

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:47 AM

35. Predictable...Repubs to the rescue...

We're gonna save the Special Olympics!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:51 AM

36. Maybe not. But the fact that the GOP-loving-Trump proposed it ought to be enough to make a lot

 

of people see just what these folks are.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:28 AM

37. What about the other programs that help

Students with autism, training for teachers and aides, programs for gifted?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:36 AM

39. They have money for private charter schools

Remember that

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