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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:59 PM

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first."

Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went "line by line" through the federal budget and asked "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?"

Mulvaney's appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump's budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also testifying before House panels.

Panel Democrats charged that Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled, and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral."

"This budget starts by taking away health care, then food, then housing, then education, then job opportunities," Jayapal said.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mulvaney-defends-trump-budgets-social-safety-net-cuts/ar-BBBukzo?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=edgsp

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Reply Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 OP
Tanuki May 2017 #1
gratuitous May 2017 #2
mountain grammy May 2017 #5
leftstreet May 2017 #11
Goodheart May 2017 #3
gratuitous May 2017 #9
WinkyDink May 2017 #4
mountain grammy May 2017 #6
Achilleaze May 2017 #7
alarimer May 2017 #8
Tanuki May 2017 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:05 PM

1. "And some fool named Alexander Fleming wants a government grant

to study bread mold! Bread mold! What a waste of money!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:12 PM

2. Tell us, Mr. Mulvaney

Who are the these "folks" you speak of "who are actually paying for" the federal budget? As we all know, President Trump isn't paying anything to support the federal budget, and his wealthy pals aren't, either. They are very good at sucking up government resources without paying for them. Meanwhile, working Americans are paying for the federal budget and taking care of their non-working and disabled relatives without much help from government spending. Schoolchildren and their teachers are tasked with doing more and more while provided with less and less resources. School buildings are falling apart, roads are in a terrible state of disrepair, and everyone is having to tighten their belts another notch so that you can shovel another load of billions of dollars into the overstuffed pockets of large corporations and wealthy Americans, who in turn offshore that wealth to avoid supporting the country and the system that has made them so wealthy.

I don't want to alarm you or make you think I'm threatening you, Mr. Mulvaney, but history shows that this sort of kleptocracy isn't sustainable and usually ends very badly for the high-riding thieves. Proceed with caution, sir.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:17 PM

5. +1000

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:50 PM

11. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:14 PM

3. This is Mulvaney defending MULVANEY's budget

Anybody who thinks the Cheeto Idiot took even two seconds to work on a budget is a fool.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:17 PM

9. Perhaps, but like the tacky buildings President Trump doesn't own

His name is all over the budget. I'm in favor of making this ridiculous budget the president's property.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:16 PM

4. These cuts are pure 100% Mulvaney. He is too passionate, too ready to

 

affix his own world-view, his social philosophy, for the ideas to be anyone else's.

And too intransigent in the face of pleas to conscience.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:19 PM

6. "the folks who are actually paying for it"

are all of us, you pinhead little twit. Fuck you, Mulvaney!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:25 PM

7. The republican president ain't kicking in even a nickel

But he and his Republican cronies will benefit Bigly from the tax cuts for the rich

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:29 PM

8. Newsflash: Those cuts will have the OPPOSITE effect to what you think.

Do these fuckers not study economics? After all those federal employees are laid off, after all the grants to state agencies result in more layoffs, after all the poor people can no longer afford to buy food, or live under a roof, just who is going to buy the stuff that keeps the economy growing? Who will be able to afford to buy a house or a car or even GROCERIES?

These people live in some fairy tale where all they have to do is sprinkle the magic fairy dust that is tax cuts and everything is just hunky-fucking-dory. NEWSFLASH: YOUR WAY OF DOING THINGS HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOT ONCE.

DEMOCRATS reduce deficits (I do in fact think they are too worried about deficits and not bold enough about spending, but still what they do generally works for more people); DEMOCRATS bring prosperity to many (if maybe not quite enough) people while they are in office. They are the ones to solve the problems that you GOP cause.

I have to stop here, else it will all be just swear words.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:48 PM

10. Hypocritical SOB Mulvaney had multiple instances of failing to pay taxes he owed.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/513578/

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be his White House budget chief has a tax problem.

Representative Mick Mulvaney, the nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, told a Senate committee that he had failed to pay more than $15,000 in taxes for a household employee in the early 2000s. The voluntary disclosure came in response to a query that has become standard for presidential nominees seeking Senate confirmation: Have you ever failed to pay your taxes?

“I have come to learn, during the confirmation review process, that I failed to pay FICA and federal and state unemployment taxes on a household employee for the years 2000-2004,” Mulvaney wrote as part of his response. He said that he had since paid some $15,583 to the Internal Revenue Service in back taxes, but that the amount he owed in state taxes and possible penalties or fines was still being determined."

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He knew damn well he was cheating the employee out of benefits, as well as cheating the government out of taxes. It's not like was just Joe Schmo who didn't know any better. He was a big time tax attorney.

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