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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 08:27 PM

11. So much bullshit!

First of all, the plan to discontinue funding the Stars & Stripes was in Trump's DOD budget and was known in January/February - and was portrayed (absurdly) as a needed bit of belt-tightening. But the real reason may have been to divert those funds to Space Force.

Personally, I also think it could be a good bet that something published in the Stars & Stripes offended him. Plus, this is also of a piece with the Trump administration's ongoing program of destroying the independence of all government institutions, in order to convert them all into vehicles of personal loyalty to him.

In any case, it really didn't make much sense - a measly $15.5 million out of the billions and billions that go into the Pentagon budget?

So, was it all just a head fake from the get-go, in order to provide a kabuki theater moment for trump to ride to the rescue?

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