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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:05 PM

Republicans opposition to budget: 'Dead on arrival'

... Trump’s proposal to reduce spending by $3.6tn, mostly by slashing antipoverty programs that provide social safety nets for the poor, ran into bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, where a number of Republican lawmakers rejected the cuts as “draconian” and “nonstarters”.

The president’s plan recommends $616bn in cuts to Medicaid, the government insurance programme for the poorest and many disabled Americans, while increasing border security spending by $2.6bn – including $1.6bn to begin construction on a wall along the US-Mexico border.

While fiscal conservatives welcomed the proposal, which aims to balance the budget by 2027, Republicans raised concerns that the plan would slice too deeply into programs that provide poor Americans access to healthcare, food stamps and student loans, setting the stage for a showdown over budget priorities.

“The cuts are draconian,” Kentucky representative Harold Rogers, a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee, said of the proposed cuts to Medicaid ...


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/23/republicans-opposition-trump-budget-medicaid-spending

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struggle4progress May 2017 OP
Warpy May 2017 #1
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justiceischeap May 2017 #3
dubyadiprecession May 2017 #4
moonscape May 2017 #5
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:09 PM

1. Good, because it's an exercise in sheer insanity

written by Mulvaney and based entirely on what Dolt45 had promised in his campaign speeches. It has no basis in reality.

If Congress passed it, there would be revolution and they know it.

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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:10 PM

2. Yep, just like Trump Care!

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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:16 PM

3. The only reason some GOP lawmakers are against this

is because they know it effects too many of their constituents (voters).

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:17 PM

4. Trump voters also depend heavily on those social programs in the red states.

Trump would effectively be cutting his own throat while making those cuts!

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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:30 PM

5. A proposal too mean even for them. n/t

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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:37 PM

6. Truth is, if they could find a way to just fuck over poor progressives, they would be all for it

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 11:20 PM

7. It's as if Putin wrote the budget

If passed as is, it turns us into a 3rd world nation. If components are enacted, it weakens our citizenry.

Trump, McConnell & Ryan are out to destroy us. They are not even pretending to disguise their hatred for this country any longer.

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