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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:43 PM

Mark Sanford (R-SC) savages Mulvaney on the Trump budget "lie"

https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5925b607e4b00c8df2a10b40/amp


WASHINGTON ― Citing the Bible and expressing his sympathies in advance, Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford savaged President Donald Trump’s budget proposal Wednesday as a “myth” and a “lie,” hammering the White House’s spending plan more thoroughly than any Democrat.

On 3% growth
“I have looked every which way at how you might get there, and you can’t get there,” Sanford told Mulvaney.

“What it does is it perpetuates a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without touching entitlements,” Sanford said. “It’s not only a myth, it’s frankly a lie.”

“This budget presumes a Goldilocks economy, and I think that’s a very difficult thing on which to base a budget,” Sanford said. He also noted that the Bible cautions against building a house on sand.


“Can you guess the last time we had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent, growth at 3 percent, and inflation held at 2 percent?” Sanford asked. “It’s never happened,” he answered, when Mulvaney didn’t.

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underpants May 2017 OP
underpants May 2017 #1
Atman May 2017 #6
DefenseLawyer May 2017 #2
LonePirate May 2017 #3
Blue_true May 2017 #4
FreeStateDemocrat May 2017 #5
Blue_true May 2017 #7

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:44 PM

1. 2 more

“Literally, the speaker of the House (was) talking today about the notion of 3 percent growth and how we can balance the budget,” Sanford said to offer an example of bogus rhetoric being used.

“For us to have a real debate, we have to base it on real numbers,” he said. “I’m a deficit hawk, as you well know, and if you’re wrong on these numbers, it means all of a sudden we’ve created a $2-plus-trillion hole for our kids and grandkids.”

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:20 PM

6. Not for Mulvaney's kids and grandkids.

He'll get a huge tax break, and elimination of the estate tax. He'll do fine. That's all that matters to these vultures.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:50 PM

2. Sounds like he thinks they aren't cutting enough. n/t

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:02 PM

3. I'm so conflicted here.

Sanford's criticisms, when taken only in the context of the above article, are sensical. At the same time, Sanford has been, is and will always be a complete, irredeemable POS.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

4. You realize Sanford wants to slash SS, Medicare, Medicaid, don't you?

They can attack eachother, as long as all of them fail.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:15 PM

5. BINGO!!! He wants to include SS and Medicare in the slash and burn of our safety net.

 

“What it does is it perpetuates a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without TOUCHING ENTITLEMENTS"

Pukes are all totally insensitive, heartless bastards!!!

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Response to FreeStateDemocrat (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:27 PM

7. Glad to see you see what I saw. Sanford is no friend to Democrats.

Or anyone that feel the country need a financial safety net to protect elderly people and poor people. Sanford would rather they go away, somewhere.

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