President Trump Prepares To Unveil A People’s Budget…

Get ready folks, we are going to hear more parseltongue and fake news catch phrases in the next several weeks and months surrounding the federal budget, it already began today.

As we have discussed numerous times, President Trump is going to propose a $10 trillion spending cut over ten years – or $1 trillion per year.  This is entirely reasonable considering the scale and scope of government.

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Baseline for understanding – The entire U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is roughly $20 trillion.  The total of all current income taxes is roughly $4 trillion, or 1/5th of GDP.

President Trump’s economic plan is predicting an earnest rate of economic growth of 4%.  We feel this is the minimal achievable in FY 2018, but all projections say at least 4% GDP growth is anticipated.  Four percent of growth equals an additional $1 trillion added to GDP.  The tax revenue from the GDP growth is $200 billion/per year (1/5th of $1 trillion). Or $2 trillion over the 10-year projection.

Fake News Terminology” – The fake news catch phrase is:two-thirds of the budget is spent on entitlements” (Social Security/Medicare).

Yes, entitlements equal approximately $2.5 trillion; and yes, the current budget is approximately $4 trillion. However, this is a false term because the SS/Med expenditure is constantly being refreshed by an additional $2.5 trillion in Social Security/Medicare taxes received that are beyond the individual income tax rate.

Think of it this way – If you have $4 to spend at the grocery store (your budget), but the bus ride to the store costs $2.50, you could say the bus ride equals two-thirds of your budget.  However, if I gave you the bus fare in addition to your $4 budget, you are not spending your budget on bus fare.   This is the way SS/Medicare is handled in the budget.

Just like when we went through the “sequester cut Armageddon” narrative of 2012, the media relentlessly push this ridiculous fake term in order to make it appear the discretionary budget is much smaller than it is.

Simple common sense math you can do in your head, shows you how fake the term is.  If the budget was actually $4 trillion, and entitlements came from that budget equaled $2.5 trillion (two-thirds) it would be impossible to cut $1 trillion out.  Again, it’s common sense.

♦ President Trump is proposing a 10% first year increase in defense spending.  That equals approximately $54 billion more for defense.   If you look at the income from projected GDP growth (4% = $200 billion), you can see how easily that expenditure is covered.

♦ President Trump is proposing significant wholesale cuts to all other departments including Dept of State and EPA.  The U.S. State Department has over 70,000 employees, that alone is ridiculous.  Easily the DoS can eliminate 20% of staff, and find efficiencies well beyond those numbers.

Essentially, President Trump’s proposed outline is a decrease of 10% per department.  Easily attainable, especially when you consider these departments have been operating at around 3% rates of growth due to nine years of base-line budget growth without a federal budget in place.

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You only need to look back to 2006 to see federal spending was under $3 trillion.  Fiscal year 2008 was the last year we had a federal budget  in place.  Every year since then has been continuing resolutions, omnibus spending, debt ceiling increases and base-line budget growth (spend 3% more) based on prior year expenditures.

President Trump is the first President in 30 years to actually propose a budget that reduces spending in whole numbers from the prior year.

President Trump is proposing a reduction in actual spending, not a reduction in the rate of growth of spending. Remember, 3% of the proposed cut is just not spending more than the prior year (that’s the base-line budget growth); consequently depending on the department the actual cut is much less than 10%.

The UniParty is going to fight hard, very hard, to retain their spending.   Don’t be surprised to see GOPe “conservatives” demanding President Trump spend more money.  We have been repeating this warning since he announced his bid for the presidency in 2015.

The fight within the swamp will be on this budget battle, we must all rally to support this righteous swamp draining initiative and fight back against the false assertions being made in the media and elsewhere.  Do Not expect your favorite pundit to be on our side in this challenge, there are trillions of dollars at stake.

THIS IS THE BIGGEST BATTLE !!

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185 Responses to President Trump Prepares To Unveil A People’s Budget…

  1. Pam says:

    Sundance is right. The UNIparty will fight this with everything that they have.

    Liked by 38 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      Repeating here, call your representatives daily. They must step up and get control of Ryan and McConnell! The Trump appointee method of McConnell resembles Very Fake News attempt to broadcast truthful and honest news!
      This has got to stop!

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      • Mike24 says:

        Louis Gohmert on Lou Dobbs just now
        Lou: “Do you believe, the House leadership under Speaker Ryan, is going to work faithfully and hard as possible to fulfill the promises this president;s agenda? Straight forward question – yes or no.”
        Louis: “I don’t see that yet. By golly we’re going to get there.”
        Tweet storm @SpeakerRyan
        BTW – you don’t have to have an account to see what that slithering snake is up to:
        click here for his tweets and what he’s doing: https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          Louie Gohmert ran against Boehner for Speaker when Boehner ran for the last time. I still mourn the fact that he didn’t win, thanks to Boehner and Thugs threatening Congressmen that they’d lose committee chairmanships, committee appointments and money for their next elections. It was thuggery spelled out in bold face, all cap’s and they got away with it. Every bit as bad as Boehner’s strong arm tactics were, so were the weasels that caved to it instead of tearing back the curtain to show the people exactly how things are done in Our House. Another example of cold anger that gave rise to president Trump.

          While Gohmert is like the rest of us, imperfect to the bone, he has never come across as one of the boys that goes to Washington and becomes a changed man. In a bad way.

          I don’t live in TX so can’t vote for him but have volunteered for him because he’s as good as we’ve got, and I believe, as good as we can get. He’s not the most popular guy in Congress because he speaks common sense and for us, the people. He’s not afraid to buck the back room deals and turn on the lights to scatter the roaches. IM humble O, Gohmert would be an excellent choice for just abt any Presidential appointment available. His advice would be solid, grounded 100% in the law with both feet and without question, America First, big league.

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      • Founding Fathers Fan says:

        Both Ryan and McConnell ran against conservatives in their last primaries. Conservatives refused to step and remove them in their primaries. Both had low voter turnouts in their last primaries. Not voting has produced this consequence.

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        • Aparition42 says:

          The voter suppression of the uniparty has been highly effective. The Democrat moaning about “popular vote” is even more ridiculous when you realize that not even Former President Obama’s historic 2008 election broke 60%. 52.9% of voters times 58.2% turnout means only 30.8% of voters actually voted for him. That’s no landslide no matter how you measure it.

          We have to spread the message to the disinterested masses that voting matters again. We have to present primary candidates that actually have a new and different message so that voters can feel empowered and optimistic about participating in elections again. We did well last November, but we have to keep the press on in 2018 and we must do much better in 2020. It’s all about the momentum now.

          A lot of the formerly disenfranchised, disinterested public still doesn’t believe that they really are “forgotten no more”. Once PDJT hits the real big wickets (ACA, Wall, Taxes), they’ll be much more open to believing that there really is something in it for them to get up and go to the polls. Of course not everyone motivated by this is going to be on our side. A lot of leftists are going to be leery of making the same mistake they made last time, so we have to work harder than they do.

          The next time you see a bunch of liberal loons mobbing a town hall, waving stupid signs in the street, or spelling “resist” on a beach, before you dismiss them as meaningless gestures ask yourself, “What am I doing to help my side win?” After all, we’re supposed to be the ones that value hard work and self-determination, right?

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Wilbur Ross will be a great advocate for President Trump’s budget and trusted advisor in all things financial.

      FYI… Lou Dobbs just broke away when Ross crossed the threshold and had the votes for confirmation. A live shot was shown and Elizabeth Warren goes racing to down to the desk, apparently to double check that Wilbur Ross had just been confirmed, and then proudly gave a ‘thumbs down’. Always the classless act, isn’t she?

      Will Dem’s show some “Resist’ muscle tomorrow night and try to disrupt President Trump’s speech? Maybe Obama has sent them checks to go out and act like jerks, rustle up more reelection votes for President Trump in 2020, like he’s doing with the town hall agitators. Wouldn’t put it last any of them.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        I don’t care if EVERY LAST DEMOCRAT were to walk out on Trump. I no longer care about what those anti-American, globalist socialists think.

        The more they oppose Trump, the more I support Trump.

        Liked by 37 people

        • toriangirl says:

          The more they oppose Trump, the more moderate folks they lose. Now, you have to be left of Stalin to remain in the party.

          Liked by 12 people

        • farmhand1927 says:

          I hope the Dem’s do turn the spotlight on themselves tonite and make total jackasses out of themselves. It’s one thing to hide out at MSNBC and call President Trump’s Cabinet ‘a bunch of scumbags’ , to make comparisons to Hitler, to talk impeachment, pay thugs to riot and disrupt town hall meetings, shout down pastors and the whole gamut they’ve been up to, but do they have the guts, as President Trump says, to say it to his face?

          Nothing would lock in President Trump’s second term quicker than to have Democrats in the halls of Congress being kicked out of the speech for disorderly conduct. Say it to our faces, Democrats.

          I hear ya, wolfmoon, when it comes to not caring anymore what they say or do. At the same time, they have to be stared down and defeated. Ignoring them won’t make them go away, it will embolden them. As irritating as the task is, we have to expose them, reveal them, keep showing voters how anti-American they are and how very dangerous they are. We have to educate on how wrong they are on every front.

          It often seems futile and sane people do need a break from it, so we always should walk away when we feel overwhelmed but after heads are cleared, we must return to the front lines because this is a war that will rage on as long as any of us live, no matter our age.

          Good vs evil. Reason vs insanity. Safety and security vs destruction. Law and order vs chaos and mayhem. Liberty vs tyranny. Prosperity vs abject, widespread poverty.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            You called it! They made jackasses out of themselves. And the worst part (for them) is that they weren’t actually able to lay a finger on Trump. Nothing worked. It was MASSIVE Trump Boomerang Effect.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Maybe the Ds will boycott his speech. I hope so. They are all too arrogant and disrespectful to our President who is working hard.

        Stay home crybabies.

        Liked by 17 people

      • RichieM says:

        “A live shot was shown and Elizabeth Warren goes racing to down to the desk…”

        Thank goodness she didn’t war dance down to the desk!

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      • Steven says:

        I hope there will be zillions of cameras focusing on the Democrats as they walk out. We could create countless campaign videos against them in 2018, especially when the economy roars back on top of people in inner cities suddenly having education choice and jobs.

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      • #Winning!

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      • I just had a brainstorm for how pro-Trump audience members can fight back. A loud, low hum from deep in the throat, face immobile, mouth closed, posture relaxed. Wait? What? Where is that sound coming from?

        It could easily drown out the protesters. Would be a ball!

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    • Yes we know, but Medicare/Medicaid make up almost 40% of our of the budget deficits and without Up Front Pricing, No more Steal billing from Medicare and breaking up the Medical Monopolies it won’t get fixed. Mick Mulvaney understands these concepts the rest of congress including Rand, Tom Price and others want to protect the Medical Industry.

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  2. Angry Dumbo says:

    The mere fact that we never had an actual budget in the Obama years should be enough to silence these critics (Congress), but alas they have no shame. The problem is that the guys who’s opinions the media will seek are the same guys who ran up the debt, without a budget, sometimes not even reading bills before passing them (ACA), so we need to take a HUGE grain of salt with the sniping directed at the President’s budget from Congress.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Sadly, the overwhelming majority of the American public has NO IDEA that Obama never passed a budget, because the MSM didn’t report that inconvenient little fact! He, along with the spineless, do-nothing Congress just passed one continuing resolution after another, which explains why the National Debt almost doubled during his time in office. Of course, the MSM didn’t like to report that little fact either!

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      • dutzie60 says:

        Another informative item he should tell the American people tomorrow night. I guess I’m looking for a burner of a speech. LOL

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      • Kalena says:

        Probably 95% of all taxpayers don’t know we have re-spent the omnibus and huge stimulus every year since it was first passed at the beginning of oloser’s first term. I didn’t know until Michele Bachman brought it up in the primary debates back in 2012. Sickening, isn’t it? Worst thing is we have nothing to show for it. Image be all the greed and corruption that stole that money.

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        • Sharz96 says:

          Worst is nothing to show for it indded. I love going state and national parks and so many of them have buildings and trails first constructed by CCC as Roosevelt when he was trying to spend our way out of the Depression. It didnt work but 80 years later we still have tangible benefits from it. Absolutely infuriates me.

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        • margarite1 says:

          I call it the biggest heist the world has ever seen. Problem is there are so many co-conspirators on both sides of the aisle – including you, John McCain.

          The blatent fact is we’ve been robbed by those we put in power and they’ll stop at NOTHING for the chance to do it again.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          Absolutely correct, Kalena. Just eliminating the non-stimulating stimulus appropriation would save a bundle. You have to wonder where it has been going…

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      • Ono says:

        The first duty of Congress is to pass a budget. Since the Presidency under Obama was a farce why stop with the executive branch. No budget in eight years, no accountability in eight years? We did get a huge dose of Quantitative easing, that everyone in the financial acknowledges was squandered by bailing out International banks and foreign interests.

        For eight years prior to President Trump, it has been eight years with a Commander and thief, a congress that is hot to act when they give themselves a raise, yet Zero accountability.

        Ryan, Boehner and McConnell are not to be trusted!!!
        they are turn coats, the lowest form of traitor there is.

        Conservative by definition…less government, fiscal accountability, and a military that rules with supreme weaponry which is the greatest form of deterrence there is.

        No one picks a fight with a nation that can turn dirt into dust/, or sand into glass.

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      • M. Mueller says:

        “Sadly, the overwhelming majority of the American public has NO IDEA that Obama never passed a budget, ” And (Kelena below) “Probably 95% of all taxpayers don’t know we have re-spent the omnibus and huge stimulus every year since it was first passed at the beginning of oloser’s first term”

        If that is true that people don’t know this, we need lots of those talented at making memes to get busy with it. They can be attached to tweets and fly everywhere! We’ll deluge social media with them as best we can.

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      Any time President Trump gets grief over any part of his budget he should just say “let’s compare mine with the last one Obama signed….oh, that’s right, he never signed one.”

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  3. Make sure you invest in popcorn…lots of popcorn.

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  4. R-C says:

    Remember, the GOP Establishment works for Tom Donohue–and NOT the American People.

    They’ll fight President Trump tooth-and-nail over every dime. And, please pay attention to your individual congress-critters during this fight: they’re about to self-identify which of them needs to GO in 2018. Let’s keep score, and help them along their way.

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  5. I just had a conversation with a friend who is still a registered Dem here in NY which lasted over 2 hours with my coming up with facts to refute the MSM statements being repeated. The only thing I can say right now, is the parseltongue has already begun.

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  6. POTUS and freedom loving Repiblicans will be accused stealing the seniors meds and food out of theirs mouths. Just wait and see if I am not right. Those dumocrats will throw every lie they can think of and then some, and the socialist media will amplify it all.
    Done with rant.😡😡

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    • annieoakley says:

      I am a Senior and the democrats already stole my meds. food and housing. Kill obamacare and all the other crap. I am hanging on hoping I can get a good job again soon.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Eris says:

      Heh heh that’s why President Trump is not touching the entitlement programs 😆

      Liked by 7 people

    • KBR says:

      Most seniors, in all likelihood, are way over-medicated!

      There are certain medications that actually do some good.

      There are many medicines that do more harm than good: the side effects are worse on the body than the condition was, that the medicine is supposed to treat was in the first place.

      You will never see statistics on how many elders are killed by their medications that were prescribed for conditions that were not fatal conditions.

      All you need to do to know this is actually listen to the listing of side effects in TV commercials. Those meds that are not advertised often have worse side effects than those that are!

      Medicine has gone downhill bigly since the seventies, IMO.
      It is now too much about getting more people to buy more medicines: whether they really need them or not!

      In my grandparent’s day, elders avoided hospitals and stayed away from doctors unless they had a broken bone.

      They said, “hospitals are where people go to die.” And they said “doctors are only for very sick people.” And they stayed away as long as possible and worked every day until they could no longer work, which was only days before they died. They died in their 80’s and 90’s, so maybe they had something there.

      I am no spring chicken. But I fully realize none of us is getting out of this world alive. (In body anyway.)

      Doctors? Nope. I dont go if I can help it.

      Okay, rant off.

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      • WSB says:

        Defund med commercials. Period. And stay out of hospitals. Indeed.

        Liked by 11 people

        • Oldschool says:

          Med commercials? WTH? Why on earth do they advertise these meds for conditions and ailments that affect a very small number of people. Millions of dollars on psuedo bulbar effect? I am a nurse and in all my career, I saw 2 people with this condition. They advertise supportive drugs for chemo patients who would not likely know if they are appropriate for them. It simply makes no sense. They throw OUR money away.

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      • A.D. Everard says:

        I agree with everything you said. I live by it too. I do not have a doctor, I’ve always said I’ll find one if and when I break anything. I don’t consider myself old yet, but certainly on the way there. I’m almost 60. I look around me and see people younger than me who have been on prescribed drugs for no good reason for years and their health is blowing out in every direction! Not worth it.

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      • Aparition42 says:

        A personal anecdote to your point: a friend of my mother-in-law’s (I know friend of a relative is always how these things start, but it’s true) was actually in a wheel chair because of progressive weakness in her legs for more than a year before one of her smarter doctors actually sat down with a list of every single prescribed medicine and supplement she was on and determined that it was actually a contra-indicated drug interaction that was causing the problem. All she had to do was swap out one of her daily pills and within a month she was walking unassisted.

        I wouldn’t necessarily say that prescription drugs are inherently bad, but they are definitely too easily prescribed without proper attention being paid to the patient after they stop taking them to screen for negative side-effects. I’ve known a lot of people that have five or six different doctors and none of them bother to talk to each other or share information because they’re too scared that a different doctor will contradict them and open them up to lawsuits. What ends up happening then is one doctor prescribes a pill for an actual ailment and a different doctor prescribes something just to deal with the side-effects of the first pill without even realizing it.

        It’s also worth noting that the USA is one of the only countries in the world that allows prescription drugs to be advertised to the public, and too many doctors are all to willing to just give the patient whatever they’re asking for rather than try to convince them that just because the TV told them this pill would be great for them doesn’t necessarily make it true.

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      • toriangirl says:

        While that may be true for some elderly early diagnosis and treatment with medications drastically slowed the onslaught of Alzheimer’s in my grandmother, granting us another 12 years with her before it was actually her heart that gave way. My father was born with smaller than normal heart chambers/valves. He is living an active, great life at the age of 75 after five heart attacks, quad bypass surgery, and a defib pacemaker as well as medications. I, for one, do not believe medicine nor medical treatment has gone down hill. I have living proof of it.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        I am with KBR.

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    • Just a thought: let’s focus on reporting what OUR SIDE is doing, instead of what the enemy and opposition might do. There really is no purpose in marketing the enemy doing their job for them. If they want to make threats and predictions LET THEM. We should not be doing it for them.

      Here’s how it is: We won and we are #Winning

      Who the hell wants to hear what THEY are planning. Let them beat their own chests.

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  7. pluffmudgirl says:

    Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!!!!!!!

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  8. AmericaFirst says:

    What can we do to help? What a relief to finally have an adult in office, one who actually knows what a budget is and how to use it!
    The Mooch had 48 “personal assistants,” quite a substantial increase from the previous 2 that all previous first ladies had. There must be waste everywhere you look in DC.

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    • missmarple2 says:

      No kidding!

      Cut all those conferences held in places like Vegas. (Am reminded of the guy in the tub with the glass of wine in Vegas.) They can use Skype like Sean Spicer does.

      Cut all grants by 10% across the board.

      Cut out funding for NPR and PBS. It’s time for them to stand alone.

      Cut out most of the funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

      Reduce spending for the UN. Some of those Arabs can pony up.

      I could go on, but you get my drift.

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      • Aparition42 says:

        I’d go for across the board elimination of any charity or research grants. Neither charity nor research and development are the federal government’s job. Eliminate the entire concept of “non-profit organizations” I don’t care if it’s a leftist think-tank or a right-wing mega-church, there’s no reason for any of these groups with multi-million to billion dollar budgets to get out of paying taxes. That would include “Planned Parenthood” without the argument that we’re specifically targeting them because of abortion.

        Let the people decide for themselves which charities we want to support or what research organizations we would like to donate too. Why should the government take tax money to support breast cancer research and leave me without enough take-home pay to donate to skin cancer research? I know best which one is more likely to impact my life and I bet I can do a better job of

        Jesus said “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar” and that was that. Churches can and should pay taxes the same as anyone else. Otherwise you have given the government the implied power to say what is or isn’t a “real church” through tax law and that is much too high a price to pay to save a few bucks in taxes.

        Anyone who does receive any form of direct financial assistance from the government should not be allowed to make any form of political donations. If you have enough money to give to a campaign or a PAC, then you don’t need government hand-outs.

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        • dutzie60 says:

          I like it. Send to White House as suggestions how to MAGA.

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        • Agree on stopping fed funding for “good causes.”
          HOWEVER, the “entire concept of non-profit organizations” goes way beyond that. In addition to service clubs like Kiwanis, Lions, etc., there are others that receive no federal or state funding whatsoever.
          I am closely associated with two non-profits that have NO paid staff, even at the national level, and spend thousands of dollars on their “good causes,” to-wit: agriculture education from K-college and county history. Our income comes from program sales – books, admission to our museums, annual auctions, and private company sponsor support.
          Our Donors get tax deductions for those donations.
          Curiously, in our early history, our ag education group resisted getting non-profit status b/c it was too complicated and they didn’t want to deal with the paperwork. But one of our wealthy members got it for us anyway. It hasn’t been too bad and she and our sponsors are very happy about it.

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      • Red says:

        Cut these stupid studies too. Remember the shrimp on the treadmill, monkeys on cocaine, and my favorite are lesbians fat? How about the study having to do with hookups in Brazil….that was a real winner…..so much wasted money!!!!!!!

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      • Oldschool says:

        Cut ALL grants. A ridiculous concept made even more ridiculous over time, entitlement and abuse. Cut all edowments to the arts. Let those talented artists in Hollywood fund their fellow artists. The elite left should start supporting their causes.

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    • duchess01 says:

      Oh, you are not kidding, America! The Fraud, Waste, and Abuse of the last 8 years could pay off the national debt – Czars, personal assistants, useless workers in every department, wasteful spending, bailouts, stimulus plans, and paying lobbyists to name a few – elaborate vacation spending every month – subsidizing rebels and terrorists with Toyota trucks and weapons – and on an on ad nauseam – all the while collecting outrageous taxes – makes you want to smack someone – gee…I wonder who?

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  9. progpoker says:

    We’ve got some odd math going on out there. Trump proposes a 10% increase in defense spending. McLame declares it isn’t enough. The GOPe line appears to be looking at defense spending as a percentage of GDP. The claim is Trump’s increase is only 3% higher than Obama’s.

    Clarity is going to be in short supply the next few months…

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  10. Oh boy….I think I’m going to have to get an extra large popcorn popper for this show.

    Love Our President Donald Trump!

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  11. Canadiangeorge says:

    I’m afraid the 4% growth is only $800 billion and 1/5 of that is $160 billion. Otherwise a great article. Thank you

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    • yadent says:

      With Federal spending on healthcare (Medicaid/Medicare) projected to increase by $130 billion this fiscal year (last year 1.417 trillion was spent) and a 8-9% growth rate per year (rate of the last 10+ years) thereafter, if nothing is done to contain costs, then we will be treading water at best. At worst, a Federal budget implosion before Trump’s 1st term is over. Why? Healthcare spending at the Federal level will consume 50+% of the budget in 4-5 years. Can’t see how the government can survive that fiscally………..math is a bitch.

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    • Don’t be afraid 🙂

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Don’t forget that it grows each year. It’s about 230 billion in the 10th year of 4% growth.

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  12. doit4atlas says:

    SHUT IT DOWN if we must!

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  13. missmarple2 says:

    WIlbur Ross has been confirmed!

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  14. Bert Darrell says:

    I will not donate a penny to the Republican party. Only to DJT when he runs for reelection. Starve the Uniparty beast! Only then they will start to listen.

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    • MrE says:

      AMEN to that! Hit ’em where it hurts: their pocketbooks.

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    • lizzieintexas says:

      Some how I got subscribed to GOP email (recently because I just started getting the emails). I un-subscribed today.

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    • You can do that if you want to, Bert, but know this: Congress will then have no loyalty or even ability to see you and us when they get to work. It costs money to run for office. If only independently wealthy people run and win, we get people who are loyal only to their own good selves. If only special interest funded candidates win – you know, the unions, big corporations, enviros.. well, you get the point.
      There is really no substitute for being personally politically active. Sorry ’bout that.

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  15. michael mcmahon says:

    Love President Trump

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  16. NJF says:

    It’s amazing how many people don’t understand that reducing an annual increase is not the same as cutting spending.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Aparition42 says:

      The same people seem to be under the impression that not taking as much of a citizen’s money is a “cost”. As in, “Lowering corporate taxes to 15% will cost the federal government Billions of dollars!”

      Macro economics for politicians lesson one: IT’S NOT YOUR MONEY!

      Lesson two: See lesson one again.

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  17. Walt says:

    I think I will go with the Billionaire business man math plan / budget!

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  18. merlintobie says:

    At the Spicer briefing today, the cost of protecting President Trump and the First Family was brought up. I hope they spend WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep them safe. And then some.

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  19. Pigg says:

    Excellent way to “Drain the Swamp” by kicking these critters off the Government teat.

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  20. Dizzy says:

    The Battle of the Bulging Budget, as it were.

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  21. From Rush today…. Watch for spoldy heads!

    How’s he gonna do it? Well, bye-bye National Endowment for the Arts. Bye-bye National Endowment for the Humanities. Say good-bye to about half of your budget, National Education Association. Say good-bye to a lot of your budget, Environmental Protection Agency. That’s how he’s gonna do it. There are all kinds of bureaucracies that could be cut in half or be eliminated and people would be better off.
    Because that’s the administrative state, folks, and that’s where all of these new regulations and laws come from that are not laws, they’re not passed by Congress, they’re just written by faceless, nameless bureaucrats in the deep state, the administrative state. They can bottle you up and they can tie you up, and nobody has the ability to get rid of them, but yet Trump’s come along, “What do you mean we can’t cut some?” He’s gonna try, and it’s gonna raise holy hell. You are gonna see continued squealing like stuck pigs like you haven’t seen it.
    The thing to realize is, the squealing and the whining and the moaning and the panic and the hysteria is not going to make Donald Trump back off. He’s full speed ahead in the other direction. Look, as I have been maintaining since the campaign, Trump’s biggest obstacle is really not the Democrats. They can’t stop him. They don’t have the numbers. The biggest challenge that Trump has is getting the Republicans in Congress and the Senate to go along with him. Remember, they do respond to this kind of mean-spirited, attack oriented media coverage. They hate it. They don’t like it. Some people I know think the Republicans don’t even want the responsibility of governing or leading. They’ve gotten so accustomed to just being in second place and reacting to things. It could be any number of things here.
    But I’ll tell you what else is happening here, too. As he laid some of this out with the governors in his speech today and as he’s released little titillating, tantalizing details of the big speech tomorrow, it is very clear to me that Donald Trump is doing exactly what I suggested, what I hoped. And that’s focusing on the domestic agenda.
    ‘Cause, I’ll tell you something, folks. The great people of this country, they’re not all caught up in the things the media’s caught in. They don’t care about how all of this stuff works in Washington except to the extent of learning why nothing happens. But they don’t get all caught up in the process. All they want to see is the results.

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  22. decisiontime16 says:

    Great news on the budget. If there are any, we will soon find out who the real fiscal conservatives are. The wheat from the chaff for all to see.

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  23. ezpz says:

    I have a question/concern about the proposed BAT and VAT tax schemes that Ryan, Cruz, and others seem to be pushing.

    At first, President Trump said the Border Adjustment Tax was too complicated and he nixed the idea. Now, I’m hearing that he’s for it. The Value Added Tax, too.

    The scamming Ryan types want to eliminate income tax and have a federal sales tax of 20 or so percent. That will KILL the economy, imo. At the very least, those at the bottom of the financial totem pole will be hurt the most, while those at the top will benefit the most. Plus, it’s a backdoor way to cut SS/Medicare.

    Anyone know where the BAT and VAT stand w/regard to President Trump?

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    • valuetruth says:

      I understand that there are some things that President Trump likes with the BAT, but that there are other things that would not be positive for growth for the economy, and so he is opposed to those details. The clip did not include any further details, but I suspect that it is like most other things, where the President listens to the arguments for and against then tries to peel off what makes sense for pro-growth.

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      • ezpz says:

        Thank you, valuetruth. I hope President Trump sticks with his first instinct, which was against the crazy “complicated” BATs and VATs.

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    • Ryan is owned. Not sure what they have on him but he is owned and must do their bidding; he is DiRTY. Make no mistake about it. Once a wiener always a wiener.

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      • ezpz says:

        Oh, Ryan is slimy alright, MoniQueMoniCat – which is why I hope President Trump goes against EVERYTHING Ryan proposes. I also hope he loses his speakership AND his elected position altogether. They guy exudes pure slime.

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      • Rick says:

        His wife is deeply seated in Dem circles. Her family is wealthy and punk Ryan definitely married up. In bed, she whispers in Ryan’s ears and lays down the law. Her family was in Hillary’s camp. Common sense says he’s only in it to enrich himself and the wife’s family interests.

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    • KBR says:

      I think **if Trump ever said** he liked BAT or VAT he means BAT and VAT as HE would construct it.

      Not the same as what will come to his desk and be sent back for changes, until it looks the way Trump wants it.

      Let Trump maneuver.

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    • PatriotKate says:

      I think you might want to read the Fair Tax book. Eliminating the income tax would do much more than just stop them confiscating money from our income. It would get the IRS out of our personal business.

      A National Sales tax is also more transparent and the public would be quicker to react if they played with it and raised it. Right now, the public only knows what they pay in taxes and believe the rest of the garbage spewed by the media.

      The other benefit of the Fair Tax is it is essentially bringing the underground economy into the tax realm, because the tax is on purchases.

      It’s a great concept and I highly recommend the book.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        It is except for one thing.

        They make a big deal about rolling the tax into the sale price of products. Which means if the whatchamacallit has a hundred dollar price tag, it’s really 77 bucks, wiht 23 bucks in tax.

        I think it should be marked 77 bucks and the 23 dollars added at the register (which is a 30 percent hit; and yes I understand the distinction between the inclusive and exclusive taxes). That way people will get mad at our spendthrift politicians every time they make a purchase. And if they raise the rate it will be visible. If the tax is rolled in, a one percentage point increase just looks like inflation.

        At the very least, if you want to tell people in advance what the total is, put BOTH numbers on the sticker and make the pre-tax price the larger of the two. Let people see what they’d be able to pay if they could get rid of federal bloat.

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        • Aparition42 says:

          I’m with you on that. One of the biggest attractions of the sales tax is its inherent honesty. People should be able to see exactly how much of their income is going to D.C..

          As it is, all the taxes are already secretly rolled into the prices anyway. Whatever taxes a company pays has to be included in the price of whatever they sell.

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          • svenwg says:

            Here in the U.K. all prices include VAT on the shelves but when passed through the checkouts the VAT is printed as a seperate item before the total. The unvated total is there as well, which makes it very easy to see what was given to the government and what went into actual purchases. There is also a long list of products that are Zero rated for VAT, like milk, bread, fresh vegetables and meat in order to not make food unaffordable to the poor.

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            • SteveInCO says:

              The Fair Tax as proposed would NOT exempt food.

              But since there would be NO other federal tax other than a few excise taxes like on gasoline/petrol, the poor should be able to afford food, particularly if they don’t insist on buying expensive pre-packaged stuff.

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    • Aparition42 says:

      A sales tax is actually better for the economy. The fact is, all taxes are paid by the end consumer. The difference is that a sales tax is honest about it. All other forms of taxes end up rolled into the price at the register so you have no clue how much taxes are actually eating from your budget. When you buy a gallon of milk part of the cost is the taxes of the person at the register, the taxes of the stock boy that put it on the shelf, the taxes of the truck driver that got it to the store, the taxes of the bottling company, and the taxes of the dairy farmer. Even you’re own income tax is being paid by your employer and rolled into the cost of whatever product or service they sell so that the end consumers are the ones picking up the tab.

      The big difference is the cost of compliance. By consolidating all tax collection to the point of sale, no one else up the supply chain has to pay to figure out their taxes or deal with the bureaucracy involved. Costs are reduced all the way up the chain. Employers can choose to either pass the cost savings on to the consumer by lowering prices or pass it on to their employees by paying them more or possible keep some extra profit for themselves. In the end, the markets will dictate which is the best choice as they’ll be forced to lower prices to compete with other suppliers of the same product.

      Also, the ones paying the most taxes will be the rich people buying the most stuff. If you choose to save your money instead of spending it, you don’t pay any taxes. By only charging taxes at the point of sale, you don’t double tax the same money coming and going.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        Another benefit is, you’re taxing people that actually have the money in hand. What I loathe about property and inheritance taxes is they tax *non monetary* wealth, forcing people, sometimes, to sell their assets to pay the tax. God help you if you’re on a fixed income and the house you paid off suddenly goes up in value. Or you inherit the farm and have to sell it to pay the bloodsucking death tax.

        If I am hit for sales tax, I have at least some control over how much tax I pay. I can go with a slightly lower quality brand of (whatever) to lower the tax bite, or do without for another year. Or I could invest half of my money, tax free. Wow, talk about an engine of economic growth! With companies overseas seeing we have ZERO capital gains tax here, Ross Perot’s infamous “sucking sound” would suddenly run in reverse.

        However, and I must add this–I do NOT want a federal sales tax unless a stake is simultaneously driven through the income tax (even repealing the 16th amendment). Because I sure don’t want BOTH taxes.

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  24. HarryJ says:

    20 trillion debt will mot go away in the first budget of new president. Hope msm get this basic right.
    Economy needs to grow first. Cutting will never be enough.

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    • SteveInCO says:

      Largely true. However, even a tiny (and genuine) surplus would take a nick out of that 20 trillion.

      I’m much more worried about what happens if interest rates go up. The interest payment on the national debt, which is larger than most departments’ budgets, could double overnight and wipe out any surplus we might happen to be running, just like *that* (snaps fingers).

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  25. joshua says:

    on Twitter…..
    Paul Ryan
    ‏Verified account @SpeakerRyan

    “Congress is sending another bill to the president’s desk. The Inspire Women Act will help young women pursue and succeed in #STEM careers.”

    THIS IS BULLSHAT..

    Education belongs to the STATES and once again Paul Ryan wants to get the Feds into WOMEN centric gender specific favoritism with Fed Funding…

    STEM should be a state only deal, as the States are going to be RESPONSIBLE for educating the kids in STEM foundations….if they fail, the FEDS should NOT bail out anyone….

    this is AFFIRMATIVE ACTION for WOMEN for ROBOTICS

    RYAN is a GOPe as usual….Trump needs to emasculate this fool.

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  26. I’m disgusted that the Republican representative from my state (Bob Menendez of New Jersey) is doing everything he can to fight Trump’s agenda. I mean its New Jersey but I at least expect Republicans to work with their President. He’s even fighting the wall. Corey Booker might be more pro-Trump than this guy.

    Trump needs some grassroots movement candidates to replace these RINOs.

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  27. Athena the Warrior says:

    Damn the torpedoes! Grab the biggest bucket of popcorn! Full speed ahead! I am so excited, I am giddy in anticipation. We are now where the real rubber meets the road. I’ve already heard today “Entitlements what about the entitlements!” hand wringing. John McCain, our favorite traitor, is already complaining that the $54 billion for Defense isn’t enough it needs to be more. (Sorry Johnny, the Defense budget and everything else, will be accounted for.)

    Congress has never seen anything like what’s about to happen. This is Potus Trump’s favorite wheelhouse. Budgets, contracts, bad contracts. People should have realized that Boeing and Lockheed negotiations were just the warm ups. The fools in Congress are not negotiators they are hacks. It will be hard fought but in the end, like taking candy from a baby.

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  28. Publius2016 says:

    POTUS Trump has put a plan together that is simply unstoppable. The fact the MSM and Dems have had to expedite this Russian Ruse a month into his term proves their total ineptness. Truth be told, the American People will never believe Russian Collusion as President Putin is known as an adversary. The MSM and the Dems can’t have it both ways; either Putin is evil and powermad or Putin is a friend to Trump, our President. The fact that Rep. Issa had to expose his stealth position at this early stage proves, the opposition only has lies. With Healthcare first on the agenda, President Trump is showing the American People how to win. Believe in the power of positive thinking. MAGA!

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    • Rick says:

      Issa barely won his district here in San Diego by a handful of votes. He’s pandering to the people here of illegal entry. The ones who voted for Clinton. ISSA is a blowhard do nothing Congressman.

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  29. trapper says:

    Weren’t knowledge of Washington and the supposed ability to move President Trump’s legislative and budget agendas through Congress the primary reasons Mike Pence resides at One Observatory Circle?

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  30. James Tabor says:

    This is where the battle really starts.

    It’s always been about the money.

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  31. Tom W says:

    Look forward to NRO spin on conservatism when Ryan & Co. balk at Trump’s truly conservative/make government small again MGSA budget.

    They are so deeply #nevertrump they won’t admit defeat

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  32. I have a feeling (don’t know why) that no matter what DJT puts up, the dems and msm will not like it. “drastic” “draconian ” “unwise” “Women and children hardest hit” “Poor to suffer the most”

    🍿

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  33. Nchadwick says:

    QUOTE of the DAY — “I always say, show me your values and show me your budget” ~ Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer give a prebuttal to President Trump’s joint session address.
    PREBUTTAL – I would say that is clear that these two have quite to hide – they literally haven’t even heard the specifications yet.

    Yes, Nancy, when deciding how much my family can spend on our budget at the grocery store – That is totally how I decide how much by my values! WTH does that mean!

    So when the last 8 years, Obama failed to even produce a budget – would that mean — the democratic party had no values for the last 8 years….

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  34. wyntre says:

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  35. Trumppin says:

    NOT ONE DIME!

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  36. maiingankwe says:

    Thank goodness you added, “think of it this way…”. Otherwise, I’d still be trying to figure out the simplicity of your first explanation. Well, it didn’t look simple until after I read, think of it this way…

    Thank you, much appreciated by the slower folks here such as myself. Hey, nothing wrong with knowing ones limitations and strengths and numbers just isn’t one of mine.
    Stay smiling.

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  37. Ever wonder why Paul WeinerMobile Ryan keeps the Southern border wide open and fights Trump all the time on the wall? Lucrative BiLLiONS of $ flowing in helps keep his reelection funded eh? Yep. His recent charade on a horse at the border was so transparent a sham and going through the motions. He thinks he’s so smart, yet we all know he’s a SNAKE.

    “Ryan’s Drug Problem, Confronting Paul Ryan’s Drug Problem—and Overcoming It” (article paid for by Paul Nehlen volunteers)

    “Paul Ryan has a serious addiction to the mountains of campaign cash that open-borders proponents have been feeding him to support their cause. Unfortunately, his addiction has come with some ugly and dangerous side effects for the rest of us.

    “One of those side effects is the flood of cheap heroin that has literally been pouring into the U.S. at an accelerating rate for years. That heroin is increasingly produced, trafficked, and pushed by Mexican cartels. Researchers consulted for a September 2015 feature in the Washington Post have estimated that only around 1.5 percent of the illegal drugs entering this country are currently discovered and stopped at the border.

    “In early May, I traveled to two sectors of the Texas border to see for myself how what’s happening there relates to the rising drug problems we see in Wisconsin—in particular, the trafficking of cheap Mexican heroin and addiction to it. Wisconsinites are dying in increasing numbers. A recent study commissioned by Milwaukee Common Council President Mike Murphy pointed to 888 heroin and opioid-related deaths between 2012 and 2015 in Milwaukee County alone. In 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services was already reporting a five-fold increase in drug deaths that mentioned heroin between 2004 and 2012.

    “What I learned firsthand at the border made such an impact that I literally couldn’t get it out of my mind.

    “I stood with county law enforcement, both in broad daylight and at night, in areas that Paul Ryan and the rest of Washington’s political class have literally abandoned, right along with their constitutional duty. Why did I go with county law enforcement? Because federal border patrol agents, while often paid far more and who often do want to help, generally aren’t allowed to do so. In many cases, in fact, federal border agents are pulled so far back from the border that they cannot actually be effective.”

    “For those who would disagree, I ask point blank: What’s Paul Ryan doing about the problem of border security? Is he helping us or is he hurting us?

    “The record is clear.”

    Full article here: http://paulryanfiles.com/ryans-drug-problem/

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  38. Joe Knuckles says:

    Man, this Eric Swallowwell that Tucker has on is an idiot. He says the was to reduce the national debt is to forgive student loan debt and continue all foreign aid.

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  39. Farmon says:

    I’m in Virginia’s 9th. We’ll put some heat on Morgan Griffith. As I was looking at that pic of Grahamnesty, I thought how sweet would it be to have a billboard in Charleston SC or someplace well traveled letting him know that voters are watching his actions, readying for his next run… That would be sweet to have his base melt down over his treatment of our POTUS.

    While I’m at it, his short little buddy from Arizona, sporting the ISIS fan club in that one picture made me sick. What an EVIL SOB. I hope there are white hat NSW eyes on him 24/7. the kind with night vision… Just watched 13 Hours again last night. Nuff said.

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  40. quintrillion says:

    Lou Dobbs Tonight

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  41. Wee2low says:

    Hey first district of WI. YEAH YOU! Suppose you pickup the phone, write an email, hey get froggy and go to Ryan’s office and demand this budget. You reelected this RING so…

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  42. Bob says:

    I’m confused? Virtually no one cares about the debt. I thought Trump was going to increase spending dramatically through infrastructure spending?

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      Just guessing here, but I think I recall reading an article here explaining how the infrastructure spending could be funded largely from taxing corporate repatriation of overseas funds. There are trillions overseas (let’s say 5 trillion). If President Trump made a deal allowing it to be repatriated at 8% contingent on the money being spent on infrastructure, that would be $400 billion (outside of the normal budget) for infrastructure spending.

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  43. Hillbilly4 says:

    No one in Congress understands MONEY like Trump. He thrives on creating wealth – a person so unique at this time in history as to be near unbelievable. if McConnell and Ryan get on board, there is nothing but good times ahead. Now, if Trump throws his influence into Rand Paul’s ‘penny plan’…we may see an economic tsunami of historical proportions. The Federal government, every agency, can be helpful by voluntarily submitting a ‘2 penny’ reduction plan for every dollar.

    What a time to be alive! I would almost say the last 8 years of misery may have been worth waiting for Trump – but far too many have been hurt, far too many still struggle with Health Insurance. Far too much crime has been perpetrated on our citizens.

    Only God can provide the vision and the courage we need to endure.

    Christian song writer Michael Smith has a good song in ‘Lord have mercy”:
    “I have built an altar where I worship things of men
    I have taken journeys that have drawn me far from You
    Now I am returning to Your mercies ever flowing
    Pardon my transgressions
    Help me love You again
    Lord have mercy
    Christ have mercy
    Lord have mercy on me “

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  44. SteveInCO says:

    Yes, entitlements equal approximately $2.5 trillion; and yes, the current budget is approximately $4 trillion. However, this is a false term because the SS/Med expenditure is constantly being refreshed by an additional $2.5 trillion in Social Security/Medicare taxes received that are beyond the individual income tax rate.

    I am completely unable to confirm this or the following points where you conclude the discertionary part of federal spending is actually $4T rather than $1.5T (roughly speaking). Every site…I mean every site I visit (with the exception of those that don’t show ANY “mandatory” spending) shows the 2.5 trillion in revenue as part of income as it shows 2.5 trillion in entitlements as expenditure. It’s not that the revenue is being sneakily kept off to try to fool people. If what you’re saying is correct, the 2.5 trillion in revenue from payroll taxes/employer contributions shouldn’t show on these sites. (As I mentioned, of course, some sites ignore SS/Medicare/Medicaid entirely and also ignore the taxes that pay for them; those sites usually have the not-so-hidden agenda of showing the defense department sucking up most of ALL federal spending, conflating federal spending with discretionary federal spending; I’ve seen them pull that lousy trick since at least 1983.)

    But if you’re claiming the government is actually funnelling 6.5 Trillion through its coffers every year, 2.5T for entitlements paid for by a separate revenue stream, and 4T for discretionary spending paid for by income and excise taxes (and borrowing), I should surely be able to find SOMEPLACE that shows the full $4T in discretionary spending you claim is going on. I can’t. That “separate revenue stream” is invariably shown if the entitlements are. So either every single site out there, and I mean every single site I have ever seen, is systematically concealing $2.5 T in income AND spending…or you goofed. I continue to see that those entitlements are killing us; they’re only going to get larger.

    Sorry, Sundance, unless you can show a source for this I have to call bullshit.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      I didn’t understand exactly how Sundance was separating it out either. Or what was meant by being constantly refreshed.by income from SS/medicare exceeding income tax having bearing on anything. If anything, they steal the excess from the trust funds and use it to prop up the budget deficit.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        He’s trying to claim, somehow, that people are ignoring those taxes–I think. But I’ve seen no indication of that. I’m more certain that he’s trying to claim that 2/3 of ALL federal outlays are NOT entitlements, because the 2.5T for entitlements should be added to, rather than included in, the 4T total. That would, if true, mean discretionary spending is $4T rather than $1.5T. But I’ve simply seen no sign of this. I have no choice (unless he shows some good sources backing him up) but to conclude he’s making a big, amateur error here.

        Discretionary spending is roughly 1.5trillion. I can’t find any source that says otherwise. And one cannot cut a trillion per year out of that without nicking defense (which is the lion’s share of the 1.5 trillion).

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    • sundance says:

      If the entire budget is $4.0 trillion and entitlements are $2.5 trillion, then how can you cut $1 trillion per year?

      $4 – $2.5 = $1.5
      $1.5 – $1 = 0.5

      You’re saying the entire federal budget runs on $500 billion (+ deficit)

      Think about it.

      The “entitlement” programs are like water being poured into (revenue) a bucket with an exit hole (expenditure) generally (currently) equivalent to the inflow. (historically there was a surplus).

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      • SteveInCO says:

        You’re saying the entire federal budget runs on $500 billion (+ deficit)

        No, I am *NOT* saying that. At least I am not saying that that’s the current situation. I’m saying that if we were to cut the one trillion dollars you talk about, with none of it coming out of entitlements, then ALL discretionary spending would then have to fit in $500B, because right now, before those hypothetical cuts, it’s 1.5T That’s in the subjunctive. And that’s plainly absurd; today’s military spending (before Trump’s increase) is already more than $500 billion.

        There’s no room to cut a trillion a year AND grow the military (to say nothing of beefing up infrastructure), unless entitlements are cut. And that’s true *whether or not* the entitlements pay for themselves, because they’re part of the $4T spending and the $3.5T income. Reread that sentence, because you sure come across as believing otherwise, that somehow the $2.5T isn’t part of the $4T because it pays for itself. (The problem is the self payment is ALSO included on the INCOME side.) Dosen’t matter. Either entitlements are to be completely ignored because they pay for themselves, and the numbers are $1.0T income, 1.5T spent, or they shouldn’t be, and they are $3.5T income, $4.0T spent. Either way, you’re trying to cut 1.0 trillion out of something that’s about $1.5T.

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        • PaulInCO says:

          “Yes, entitlements equal approximately $2.5 trillion; and yes, the current budget is approximately $4 trillion. However, this is a false term because the SS/Med expenditure is constantly being refreshed by an additional $2.5 trillion in Social Security/Medicare taxes received that are beyond the individual income tax rate.”

          What I think he’s saying is that entitlements are not accounted for in the $4 trillion budget (ie. the amount we need to spend) because they are covered by existing incoming revenue due to social security/Medicare taxes. *After* that, we have a $4 trillion budget to spend of which we should easily be able to cut $1 trillion.

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          • SteveInCO says:

            That’s how I read Sundance too. But that’s exactly what’s wrong.

            From everything I’ve been able to find, it’s utterly wrong. The $2.5 T is IN FACT part of the $4 T (and it doesn’t matter whether it’s paid for by an independent revenue stream or not–total outlays are ~$4T), despite his assertion to the contrary. I’ve challenged him to prove me wrong and got a reply that didn’t even respond to the point.

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    • Proud Texan says:

      I have to agree with you, Steve. I’ve been searching many sites. Federal tax revenues listed all include income taxes, payroll taxes, unemployment taxes, excise taxes, estate and gift taxes, duties and other miscellaneous items. FY 2016 revs were ~ 3.3 trillion versus spending of ~ 3.85 trillion.
      I hesitated to post this, in case I was missing something.
      Sorry to disagree, Sundance. Please show us your source.

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  45. Tommy Tunes says:

    Where the Hell is the Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton and her giving Russia US Technology for donations to the Clinton Foundation ???????
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/clintons-close-ties-to-putin-deserve-scrutiny

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  46. bertdilbert says:

    Well with a 10% increase on military spending, war monger McCain will be sure to support it!

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  47. Illegal says:

    Here is the CBO’s federal budget for 2016. The diagram shows expenditures vs revenue. The SS and MC revenues are insufficient alone to cover the cost of the programs. The federal budget has never shown the total liability of the mandatory expenditures. The Trump budget should reduce the budget deficit.

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  48. NHVoter says:

    LOL

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  49. daughnworks247 says:

    Damn, I do love Trump. This is music to my ears.

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