MOABB – Mick Mulvaney Answers Congressional Questions on Budget Outline…

The Director of the Office of Management and Budgets, Mick Mulvaney, gave testimony today before congress and outlined the Mother Of All Budget Battles (MOABB).

Behind the scenes the financial class are putting full pressure on congress to attack the Trump administration’s budget proposals which would significantly enhance the speed of the swamp draining.   Lobbyists are out in force protecting their spending priorities, as the taxpayers watch the pantomime play out through the media’s preferred narrative.

The Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve will work earnestly to block President Trump’s economic policy.  There are trillions of dollars at stake.

The ‘system‘, the vested financial interests who fund politicians, are apoplectic at the thought of any reductions in government spending – and the advanced ideology of financial upward mobility and independence is adverse to their interest.

The political and economic Wall Street ‘system‘ survives on a dependency model.

Wall Street’s preferred financial policy creates the hollowed out mid-America. Wall Street wants “a service economy”. The income opportunity, the jobs, the good paying jobs, well, those are non-existent in the financial class policy because durables goods are no longer part of domestic production.

To keep the unemployed pitchforks at bay, government policy (now directed by Wall Street globalists and corporations) subsidize the income gap. Ergo EBT, WIC and food stamp assistance necessarily increasing.

The pitchforks are dropped, but economic independence turns to dependence. With government policy adjusted accordingly – deficits necessarily explode. Stopping those deficits would require an actual budget. There hasn’t been a federal budget since ’07…. “Omnibus”…  “Continuing Resolutions” …Sound familiar?

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This is the opposition to President Trump.  His economic policies of growth rely on providing economic opportunity, a resurgence of the middle-class.   The politicians are paid by donors to stop this economic independence.

President Trump’s budget outline empowers growth and independence.  Therefore the opposition to President Trump’s budget comes from: Wall Street, K-Street, Democrats, Republicans, Limo-liberals, Vichy-GOPe, The UniParty, The Deep State, The Swamp, and all of the various political interests who can thrive only amid the retention of these dependency outcomes.

  • Taypayer funds are feeder pellets for the dependency electorate.
  • Those who load the feeding machine with pellets have a vested interest.
  • Those who teach the electorate how to pull the lever for their feeder pellet have a vested interest.
  • Those who are comfortable pulling the lever to get their pellet have a vested interest.

Mulvaney against the UniParty

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191 Responses to MOABB – Mick Mulvaney Answers Congressional Questions on Budget Outline…

  1. weneedmorerules says:

    Awesome analysis. Feeder pellets. Excellent analogy.

    Liked by 25 people

    • M33 says:

      Sundance knows his stuff through and through.
      The best site there is.

      Liked by 22 people

      • Oldschool says:

        Right on m33. CTH and Sundance, like our POTUS, are in a class all by themselves. We are blessed. Many thanks.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Minnie says:

          🇺🇸 Gratitude 🇺🇸

          Liked by 3 people

        • Remington says:

          No question we are blessed….Others have to wallow in the notion that ignorance is bliss. I wish I had a magic wand to wave that made reading Sundance’s work a… “mandatory formation”. I’ve passed most of these articles around and gotten very few responses over time – frustrating.. If people don’t have a case of the gottawannas, they will just not engage.

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      • Brenda Copely says:

        Conservative Treehouse if the ONLY place I can go for honest news about the serious issues in America. I simply cannot stomach the MSM any longer.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Eileen says:

        M33 you are right. Haven’t we learned so much from the articles and analysis Sundance provides?! I have been reading and appreciate the insightful and witty comments here. The people that frequent this site are fun too! I have tried to click “like” on posts but I am unable to make it work.

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    • skipper1961 says:

      weneedmorerules,
      During a summer of misspent youth, I became aware of a “phenomenon” known as “falling in”, while working for a carnival. The concept is quite simple actually. The paymaster knows how much (of a paltry sum) you make, and is most willing to “advance” you your pay. Eventually, you end up borrowing $5.00 to $10.00 more than your week’s pay. Of course you shan’t be permitted to quit before paying your debt. Hence you keep slaving away for HIS/THEIR interests, until the day that you wake up, and free yourself (quit). I compare this “phenomenon” to the evils of public assistance. I mean, why go out and get a job, when being on the dole nets you almost as much a minimum wage job? Hell, I can become an expert at xbox all at the “sucker’s”:(taxpayer’s) expense! So horrible to rob someone of their initiative and self-worth. Some call it the “haves” and “have-not’s” I call it “WILL’S” and “WILL NOT’S”.

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      • Minnie says:

        Well stated and fully agreed.

        Liked by 4 people

      • ronheinzkaboot says:

        I love this post its so on point.
        And adding a work requirement to these government assistance programs doesn’t change the dynamic. Big employers use EIC, foodstamps to subsidize their low wages. It’s a concerted effort to suppress wage mobility, distancing the wealth gap and raising the value of those who actually have capital.
        This next generation, without not just stagnate wages but deflating wages, will not be able to save, will not own capital, unless they “own’ it on a government loan.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Skipper,
        It is worse than that. Talk to the really really small business owners like the guy who makes harps or does custom woodwork or what ever.

        YOU CAN’T get anyone for minimum wage any more. Lowest around here is $10 under the table for unskilled farm work because they can scam the system for a lot more than minimum wage.

        This is deliberate because it keeps the Mom & Pop entrepenuers from being able to actually expand beyond immediate family and occassional help from friends.

        And $$$ to start a business? BANK LOANS??? Don’t make me laugh.
        That is another bit of gaslighting by the MSM and government.
        Small Businesses are Self-Financed
        Banks provide less than 20% of the start-up capital and that is for businesses with employees.

        This is dispite the fact the government knows small business is vital to the economy.

        The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the top 10 reasons to love small business, what the SBA’s Office of Advocacy calls “the heart of the American economy.”
        10. Small businesses make up more than 99.7% of all employers.
        9. Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the non-farm private gross domestic product (GDP).
        8. Small patenting firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
        7. The 22.9 million small businesses in the United States are located in virtually every neighborhood.
        6. Small businesses employ about 50 percent of all private sector workers.
        5. Home-based businesses account for 53 percent of all small businesses.
        4. Small businesses make up 97 percent of exporters and produce 29 percent of all export value.
        3. Small businesses with employees start-up at a rate of over 500,000 per year.
        2. Four years after start-up, half of all small businesses with employees remain open.
        1. The latest figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of the net new jobs in our economy.
        https://www.thoughtco.com/reasons-to-love-us-small-businesses-3319899

        The District of Criminal really does want to destroy this country. It has taken me twenty years of reseach but I can come to no other conclusion.

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        • skipper1961 says:

          G.C. (and ronheinzkaboot above, and wnmr below)
          It’s all part of the plan to subjugate our U.S. economy and WORKING “class” to the “false song of globalism”. To the “paymasters”, sovereignty and nationalism are distasteful “bumps in the road” to serfdom (for us). To premeditate a “conversion” of our manufacturing/goods based economy to a (empty) “service” based economy (does the word “derivative” sound familiar?) seems subversive at best. Have a look at another layer of the “onion peeled”… https://freedomforceinternational.org/the-future-calling/ WARNING !! These links may cause “cold anger”.

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      • weneedmorerules says:

        I grew up in a small west Texas town where they still thought the concepts of caveat emptor and rugged individualism. Later in life I found myself with the new family and no job but it never occurred to me to ever apply for unemployment.

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      • weneedmorerules says:

        I grew up in a small west Texas town where they still taught the concepts of caveat emptor and rugged individualism. Later in life I found myself with the new family and no job but it never occurred to me to ever apply for unemployment.

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  2. M33 says:

    Regarding every Congressional Uniparty excuse to not pass the America-First budget:

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  3. No more shrimp on a treadmill funding? What’s the world coming to!

    Liked by 8 people

    • I remember that! Wow. But regarding the EPA, State dept etc. regardless of budget allowances, cut staff! Use your money for anything but swamp personnel. Reassign them to low paying jobs, force the biggest swamp players out. Trumps department heads are smart. They know who the trouble makers are now. FORCE THEM OUT! Fast!

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  4. FLEEVY says:

    Godspeed. How can we get involved?

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Minnie says:

    But, but, don’t ya know?

    Children will literally die – spouted by the grand pubah of dolts, NYC Mayor DeBlobbio.

    He who vows to protect the “sanctuary city” in his backyard.

    That is, until one of his own is harmed or killed

    Hypocritical smug bast*rd!!!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Lunatic Fringe says:

      I’m not convinced that one of his own being harmed or killed will even do it. A sane person, yes, that would do it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • rhcrest says:

      Funny they have no concern about children dying from allowing terrorists into the country,. Then it’s just ‘something we have to live with”. and ‘tolerate’

      Liked by 3 people

      • justfactsplz says:

        They also say they could never shoot someone who was trying to harm their children. They won’t even protect their own children but worry about the children not getting free healthcare. Give me a break. I questioned one of these types once and he said if someone killed his children he knew he would see them again in heaven. Unbelievable. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

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    • Can’t they ask for donations to “save the children”? Surely those who believe that will belly up.

      Liked by 1 person

      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        I’d like to know WHY the GOP in the house ard so scared of throwing Lyin Ryan out as Speaker ?? He will Never be on the TRUMP train and has never accomplished nothing ..

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      • aguila2011 says:

        If you rely on donations, that will cut into political contributions Man! Better to have the Deplorables fund lib fantasy’s while campaign contributions are tax deductible from their ever reliable base. Best of two worlds! Have your cake and eat it too!

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    • He didnt seem to care very much about the prospect of children dying because they have to share classrooms with dangerous illegal alien gang members, did he?

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    • BMG says:

      Hey DeBlasio;

      Can you, fer cryin’ out loud, get these fricken squeegee guys off the corners and intersections.

      And get the NYPD back patrolling on the subways.

      Oh, and by the way, if you don’t want kids to die as well as all the other age groups, why don’t you reinstate “Stop & Frisk”.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Proud Texan says:

      Children died in Manchester due to radical Islamic terrorism. Would DeBlabbio even utter the words much less actively root it out?
      The hypocrisy is way, way over the top.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. mireilleg says:

    Are we going to win this? How? Calling my rep to vote for it won’t do a thing. Calling the speaker or a couple of senators is as good as spitting in the wind. But we have to win it.

    Suggestions please of things we can do.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. mikebrezzze says:

    I need $500k to count the rabbit turds on my land, that should cover about 30 days of work, I promise not to hire any wetbacks to do the counting!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. dianeax says:

    I watched about 90 minutes and will finish watching tonight, but it’s easy to see why President Trump picked Mulvaney.

    Liked by 16 people

    • nontroll says:

      I didn’t know anything about Mulvaney when PDJT tapped him for his team. If I remember correctly there was a lot of “concern” around here at the time. I decided if Trump liked him I’d at least give him a chance. Glad I did. The guy is a machine.

      Liked by 18 people

      • Katherine McCoun says:

        I am at 2:57 of this hearing and yes, he is impressive! Pre motherhood I watched a lot more of these types of things but these days just don’t have the time. However, he is good and the spin will be big as will fake news so I to hear this for myself and I enjoy him so much. He is a tremendous machine and from all I have seen at this point a perfect pick for this position.

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  9. dayallaxeded says:

    Saw an article on AOL/HuffPo claiming the Trump budget was being derided for a glaring math error–complete misrepresentation, utter BS. The “expert” (aka, HELLary/Demonrat shill) complained that the budget should not rely on an anticipated economic growth rate of 3% in light of recent history. Maybe he’s right, but if so, that’s a policy error, not a math error. Neither he nor anyone connected with the article offered any alternative that achieved any rational goal of government in the real world. How about a comparison of what a Clinton or Sanders budget would’ve looked like? Since they would not have cut or even slowed growth of any budget item and would have added “Mo Free Stoffs” their budget would have had to presume even higher economic growth rates and would still necessarily increase the deficit. So now who is making glaring math errors? And policy errors? Enemedia! TWANLOC pols! Time to put the nation’s hemp crops to their highest and best uses, along with trees and lampposts, especially in DC.

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    • wodiej says:

      Read about that somewhere too. Under Trump economic growth has already exceeded 3%. It’s not a long shot.

      Liked by 3 people

    • dobbsfan says:

      I give 3% growth credence WAAAY before Obammy’s 4.5% he touted that would pay for his signature deathcare plan. Liberals can’t add nor anticipate future growth to save their lives. They are experts at spending…that’s it!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Tazz2293 says:

      Considering everything proposed by the Maobama regime forecast a growth rate of 4 – 4.5% (with the actual growth rate being around 1.9% for the Maobama regime’s enitire reign) you can see why Dimmi Shills are apoplectic. They don’t understand squat about squat!

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    • Make my day, Congress:
      Drop the GDP Revenue Growth to 2% (33% less than 3%) and list the 33% reductions in 2018 Non-Defense Staff and Spending Growth to keep the Budget Balanced.

      Liked by 3 people

    • R-C says:

      Well…it is HuffPo, so…

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  10. duchess01 says:

    SHORT VERSION

    OMB Dir. Mick Mulvaney testifies to House Budget Committee on 2018 budget May 24

    Liked by 16 people

  11. snarkybeach says:

    Mulvaney is a Rockstar (as well as the Wilburine & T-Rex)

    Liked by 19 people

  12. India Maria says:

    In my unlearned opinion, THIS BUDGET FIGHT is where TRUMP supporters ought to focus time and energy. It makes folks feel “smart’ to entertain the eternal drumbeat of “palace intrigue.” It gives a sense of superiority to deem Trumps AG, for example, “inadequate”, or worse.

    Trump and Sessions will restore dignity ad the Rule of Law to D.C. all right. Some prosecutions too, I bet. But the “smart keyboard analysts’ often forget about us average dopes here in flyover country that want our taxes lowered, want opportunity, want good jobs, and want safe neighborhoods. So much of that is in the BUDGET FIGHT, and it is within this BUDGET FIGHT that ALL of us TRUMP SUPPORTERS can weigh in with our Reps, Senators; on Twitter, FB, and with prominent TRUMP opponents in D.C. THIS is the fight that is most meaningful, right here, right now, to the average working American. President Trump has put together an extraordinary Team and Cabinet, the latter NOT EVEN FULLY APPROVED until FOUR MONTHS into his Administration. So much to do, and they will succeed, with our full support.

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  13. Just Curious says:

    Whatever budget the Uniparty wants to embrace and submit, the President has the choice to either veto or accept. Let’s hope we can make a deal for somewhere in between, and avoid the ugly civil war. If not, then let’s the battle begin and see who will come out with the best outcome. The only difference between back then and now is we do have a fighter in the White House. so if it will be war, then we all will be ready to fight for it. As a tax payer, I am tired of supporting our never ending help to those who are not willing to help themselves.

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    • Don’t worry Just curious, there will be lots of negotiations and deals made.
      Just pray that Pres. Trump wins the best deal for we the taxpayers, who are going broke and losing our freedoms.

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  14. Gadsenfly says:

    I have a bet with someone.
    I bet that under Trumps budget we will spend billions more on Medicaid than we did under Obama.
    The “cuts” just mean that we will just spend *less* more.
    Does anyone know how much the proposed Medicaid budget will be?
    Im able to find what we spent in 2015 and 2016.
    Looking for the data that shows how many billions are budgeted for Medicaid under Trump.

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    • Gadsenfly: President’s budget only cuts the increases; all items will be increased.
      This is the first budget since 2007.
      Sure do wish the word would get out that this lyin’ BS about ‘cuts’ is just that!
      Government budgets always increase; it’s the reduction of the increase that the UniParty does not want, b/c they want to completely control our lives (more than they do now).

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  15. MIKE says:

    Great synopsis. It is also the reason they keep pushing the Keynesian “lower taxes mean less govt. revenue!” when they know damn well just the opposite is true. Ten plus years without a federal budget has them very comfortable and makes “Porkulus” look like the norm.

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  16. starfcker says:

    I love the spin about this budget putting republican seats in danger in 2018. I can’t wait to see republicans run in 2018 on why they can’t repeal obamacare, lower taxes, or pass a budget. Good luck, a##holes.

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  17. Pam says:

    That graphic of Mulvaney vs. the UNIparty is pretty epic and on point there Sundance. I get so sick of these people pulling the fear mongering of children will starve and people will die when it’s nothing more but the MSM propaganda machine which includes that ridiculous Fox Noise poll that was released earlier this afternoon. As Sudance has said time and time again, there are indeed trillions of dollars at stake!

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  18. Ron says:

    Welp. There goes my next 3 and a half hours!

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  19. Peter says:

    Sundance – swamp creature High Hewitt has some great interviews today around the budget. I agree on 355 navy ships, some work is needed here.

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/house-ways-means-chairman-kevin-brady-status-tax-reform/

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/rep-mike-gallagher-lack-shipbuilding-presidents-new-budget/

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  20. fleporeblog says:

    Help is on its way! Watching Charles Payne Making Money on FBN. He just has Lena Epstein, 35 year old, on his show because she announced today that she will run against Democrat Incumbent, Debbie Stabenow, for the Senate seat in 2018. She was able to raise $100,000 in less than 24 hours.

    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20170524/qampa-with-2018-michigan-us-senate-candidate-lena-epstein-filing-wednesday-to-run

    From the article linked above:

    Epstein, a 35-year-old Republican businesswoman from Bloomfield Hills and former co-chair of President Trump’s Michigan campaign, filed with the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office Wednesday to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

    Epstein is the first and only candidate to both declare and file to run for this seat. Stabenow, 67, is expected to seek a fourth term in office.

    Epstein currently serves as general manager and third generation co-owner of her family’s business, Vesco Oil Corp., a large distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants based in Southfield.

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    • Minnie says:

      Excellent 👍👍

      Liked by 3 people

      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        NOW, if we can get district 1 in WISCONSIN to throw out CoC owned Lyin RYAN, we will be in even Better shape …. They will HAVE to put in a new Speaker …. Imo, Dirty Ryan thinks he is the next President …. I hope SESSIONS finds some dirt on him …….

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    • Fe says:

      I bet our President gets behind her campaign.

      Liked by 4 people

    • thesavvyinvester says:

      Flep, I know one of the other 5 co-chairs. Ran into him @ a function, during the 16′ cycle. Yes he knows Lena, she is the real deal, and I may even try to arrange a coffee and cake kind of meeting w/ my various social circles. It is early in the campaign, it is possible to make that happen. FWIW, she has even broader and unique appeal, she is a Jewish Republican.

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    • nontroll says:

      From the link:

      “The NSA acknowledged it self-disclosed the mass violations to the court last fall and that in April it took the extraordinary step of suspending the type of searches that were violating the rules, even deleting prior collected data on Americans to avoid any further violations.”

      Ya, sure. They deleted data to avoid further violations. They DELETED data to avoid going to jail!

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      • Fe says:

        Bleachbit

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      • ronheinzkaboot says:

        Remember Sen Grassley sending a letter to Comey asking for the logs and asking him at the hearing why he still has not responded to his request for the unmasking logs.
        Comey, Mr. I am the sole Keeper of the Flame of Truth and Justice, did not want to get the Senator the logs because he knew that they were abusing the NSA database and it would implicate a Rhodes or a Rice, people who he deemed as good unlike Trump, Martha Stewart or Trump’s cabinet.

        The news media has the biggest story, Watergates X 1,000,000 and they have to ignore it.
        Its unbelievable.

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  21. Dale says:

    Does the President have to spend money allocated by congress? For example, if congress appropriates 2 billion dollars for something and the administration only spends 1.5 billion. As I recall that’s what Nixon did.

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  22. If we want to be dair about this budget discussion, we should compare this to one of Obama’s budgets. Oh…wait… NEVERMIND

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  23. amwick says:

    Great analogy. Got it!

    Liked by 5 people

  24. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Supposedly, Ryan was waiting for the CBO score to come out before he sends over the Healthcare Bill to the Senate. Well, the score has come out, and now Chad Pergman is saying that Ryan is mum when asked if he will send the Bill over to the Senate now. What the heck is he up to? Dave Brat will be on Lou Dobbs tonight – I hope he is asked this question.

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  25. The Popcorn Tape says:

    I bet you were really, really happy to, for once, be wrong about something.
    In this case, Mick Mulvaney.
    (This is not sarcasm, I mean it.)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ron says:

      Mulvaney says shortly into the hearing that he wanted to do things differently, but Trump laid down the law. Basically he wanted to cut social security, etc. and Trump said no way.

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  26. Linda says:

    Don’t forget that Trump mentioned how a good government shutdown would cure a lot of problems. If they don’t approve his budget, then I think he should do it. I think most people would love it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ron says:

      We’ve got to get the Obamacare replacement, and then the tax cut, and then I say he shuts it down for a damn year if need be to whip the beasts into shape.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Proud Texan says:

        It should be made clear ahead of time that federal employees deemed non-essential DO NOT get paid upon re-starting. Maybe they’ll get on their Dim congress people’s butts to do something to prevent a shut down.

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    • El Torito says:

      Once Trump vetoes a budget and the unuch-partay shuts down the government, and everyone sees it’s no big deal, it will no longer be an excuse for the GOP to bend over.

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  27. BMG says:

    Mulvaney-Superstar.

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  28. President Trump has designed a BIG BEAUTIFUL BUDGET designed with a Hammer & Anvil, and strengthened with a Sting, to MAXIMIZE LEVERAGE.

    The ANVIL: Pledge to PRODUCE a BALANCED BUDGET.
    • WITHIN 10 Years.
    • WITHOUT touching Social Security or Medicare.
    • WITH Defense Restoration and Border Security Protection.

    The HAMMER: Commitment to CONSTRAIN SPENDING GROWTH.
    • Less-than-average GDP GROWTH that drives TAX REVENUE RECEIPTS.
    • Eliminated Regulations that IMPEDE GROWTH.
    • Eliminated Agencies with NO proven RETURN on INVESTMENT.
    • Added

    The STING: Getting Congress to SNARE THEMSELVES with their own RULES.
    • The FIRST Budget after 8 years of Democrat & Republican Congresses.
    • USING OMB rules against “dynamic scoring” for Revenue and Savings.
    • REQUIRING proven savings or spending cuts to PAY FOR any New Programs like the Wall or Infrastructure Investment.
    • ENDING OMB history of underestimated Social Spending Growth.
    • Counting ONLY LEGISLATED reductions in Waste, Fraud and Abuse.

    The LEVERAGE: Every Swamp Scheme will produce POLITICAL PAIN.
    • FAILED Tax Restructuring translates to LOWER GDP and new Spending Cuts
    • FAILED ObamaCare Replacement translates to HIGHER COSTS and new Spending Cuts
    • NO Infrastructure Investment until the above Reforms produce SAVINGS to “PAY for IT”

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    • The “Make My Day” moment:
      When Congress tries an Unbalanced Budget or Omnibus Bill that triggers a veto and Government Shutdown … that PROVES what America can LIVE WITHOUT.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Minnie says:

      The talking heads are spinning because they’ve never before dealt with an enormously successful business man.

      Mr. Trump didn’t reach his level of personal business success by being stoonad!!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Weeper says:

        Here Minnie –
        I posted this on the Open Pres thread today. It speaks to your point.

        Weeper’s word for today is Compass. No, not the navigational instrument you use while hiking, the moral one.

        Compass

        We are all born with one. It’s the mechanism inside us that helps lead us through life.
        Through childhood our parents calibrate ours. They are helping us to set them to the proper direction. In our teen years they back away a bit to allow us to take control, sometimes that works, and sometimes….if you’ve raised teenagers you’ll understand 😉

        When we reach adulthood our compasses are set as we head down our path. Obstacles appear, and using our compass, we find ways around them. We are drawn to, and find comfort with, others that have a similar setting, but it isn’t always easy to avoid those that don’t. The influencers who want to change your compass, and lead you astray. The stronger your compass is, the easier it is to navigate your way through life, even leading others to follow you.

        I believe that PDJT not only has a strong one, but he is also a natural born leader. People are drawn to him, captivated by him….it’s who he is. PDJT doesn’t put on “airs”. What you see is what you get. We see, and feel his compass, and we follow.
        The man is almost 71, has built a YUGE worldwide business empire, and won the White House over 20 other contenders. No one is going to touch PDJT’s compass, but beware those that are trying 😉

        America First 🇺🇸
        MAGA!!! 🦁🚂📢🌳

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        • Minnie says:

          Excellent, Weeper!

          Yes, moral compass, sorely missing from so many souls.

          Lack of conscience is very dangerous.

          May help explain the craziness of the left, embracing the “unjustly persecuted”, hence my belief they truly are horribly mentally ill.

          We ARE blessed, God works in miraculous and stunning ways for the benefit of His children.

          Thank you 👍❤️🇺🇸

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  29. wodiej says:

    When our gov’t first began, Congress was not in session that often and certainly not all year. They all had regular jobs. It isn’t that the budget can’t be balanced. It’s that we have had crooks on both sides of the aisles paid off by lobbyists aka big business to line their pockets to not balance it.

    Jobs moved to mexico or cheap labor allowed to be illegally employed here. It’s common knowledge that construction uses illegals. I saw it with my own eyes. They aren’t even good workers. They are lazy and do shoddy work.

    Our country is missing a work ethic.

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    • Minnie says:

      Not to worry, the 20 and 30 something’s in my life know the value of hard work, there is hope!!

      They aren’t alone either, young conscientious, determined Americans will come out of the shadows soon enough.

      Faith and trust 🙏

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  30. wheatietoo says:

    This just in…

    “Mick Mulvaney is Vladimir Putin’s cousin!”

    Liked by 6 people

    • Weeper says:

      By birth, marriage, or collusion??? 😉

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    • Fe says:

      shhhhhh….we don’t want the media to figure there is a Russian connection after all 😉

      Liked by 2 people

      • Weeper says:

        LOL Fe…..Hubby found it. I posted this Monday, happened Sunday morning 😉

        He FOUND Russian Collusion in our house, of all places

        He is 100% of Polish decent. When he does something and faults himself for rushin’…..I tell him…..no you’re not Russian you’re Polish…that’s the set up.

        Saturday while doing yard work, he hurt his arm somehow. Yesterday morning he was moaning about it, and said he should have been more careful, he was rushin’….before I could say a word he says

        Hey….I’m Russian and you like Trump, quick let’s call MSNBC and tell ’em we found their Russian Collusion 😂😂😂😂

        He was proud of himself, and after I stopped laughing he said…..don’t put that online….and I said FAT CHANCE 😉

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  31. fangdog says:

    Mulvaney is talking to whom he needs to talk to and I cannot think of anyone better for the job.
    Also, Trump needs to get into this by going directly to the American people.

    Trump won by going directly to the people through is highly successful and effective “Make America Great Again” Trump rallies. A couple of well placed “Taxpayers First” budget rallies throughout the Country and explained in a simple form as no one better than Trump, should be enough to counteract the corrupt, crooked, criminal opposition. ……. with the loud voice of patriotic Americans (former “silent-majority”).

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  32. aredtailblog says:

    I work at a grocery store and when I said I would rather kill the food stamp system and have more of my own money in my pocket than get on them to alleviate my financial situation, I got told a third of our customers receive some sort of benefit.

    That many people shouldn’t be grubbing up our taxpayer dollars.

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  33. Weeper says:

    The terrorism topic upsets me, so I came here and saw that picture of Romney and Ryan again and now I don’t know what to do 🙄

    We’re Winning Folks…..one day at a time. 😉

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  34. Ron says:

    1:09:00 in the video. “There are certainly anecdotes of success in that program, but when we sat down to look at it, we had a very difficult time confirming that it wasregularly as successful as you mentioned.”

    WHEW LAD WE GOT A HOT ONE HERE

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  35. Betty says:

    In every experience I have had with Meals on Wheels the person getting the meals pay. My experience is limited to my brother about 5 years ago and my neighbor and her family last fall.

    My retired neighbor supported her grown diabetic son (emotionally) as he got kidney and pancreas transplants, the stress made her ill, her husband who weighs about 80 pounds has been frail for the last 15 years and stopped being able to walk on his own for at least the last 2 years. I worked to get them on Meal on Wheels and I was shocked by the price/meal they asked. Especially since I know a lot of their labor is volunteer (corporate subsidized). So yeah, I want to know the taxpayer money is going, same as I want to know why we taxpayers pay more per child for education then any one else in the world YET generation after generation of American students are uneducated.

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    • It is the quality of the school, the students, and the teachers within that school. I went to a Catholic high school in the 80’s. As a project / report for a class, I went to the local public high school on a day we were off for a holiday. I went to the same grade level and the same level of AP classes that I was in. The difference was astounding — it was for me at least – I was already taking math and comp. sci. classes in the local Catholic college as a Junior in high school. The kids in the AP classes had a better attitude but they were behind where we were. The intensity was there for some but not all. The attitude of the students in the non-AP class was something I had not ever experienced before – they were negative, could care less and were more interested in getting high.

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    • Ron says:

      Wait, you have what’s called ‘FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE’ ? … because I heard some no-name congressman on the video above insinuate that people die if you don’t increase funding to Meals on Wheels. He said it’s feeding people and keeping them alive!

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  36. El Torito says:

    One thing that still dumbfounds me is that people with full time jobs get SNAP in FL.

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  37. Katie says:

    The Ms. Jayapal – or whatever the heck her name is – I wanted to punch her immediately after her first sentence. “This isn’t what the American people want to pay for.” HOW DARE YOU. The American people who actually pay their taxes are sick of paying for things that only benefit those in DC and those who do absolutely nothing to help this country.

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    • Minnie says:

      Yes and switching it up to LIFT people out of welfare programs is on the agenda!

      Who can argue with that?

      Oh, right – libs.

      Implementing programs to lift people up must begin.

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  38. Pam says:

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    • Weeper says:

      LOL Pam – I don’t know if I can find a box big enough for that.

      🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝📦 Gotcha!!! 📢 Hey RM, you wanna talk about collusion with a Presidential campaign? Look in the mirror!!! You’re about to have a Collision with a Train…and the results won’t be pretty.

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  39. bolshevict says:

    Lets try some math. $1.7 Trillion in “cuts” to welfare programs, over 19 years….
    AVERAGE cost in welfare bennies to Mexcan and Central American illegals is higher than legal immigrants, AND citizens, $8200/yr (mainly due to high rate of nuclear families, violating our law “as a family” So sweet.).
    Around 7 million such households…..times $8200….Thats $57,400,000,000 (Billions) per year….Thats 1/3 of the cuts, $574Billion.
    Now reinstate the welfare reform that was WORKING until Obama dumped it in 2009, by executive fiat.
    Now consider other spending on illegals….including annual $8-9,000 per rug rat to educate and teach English, often……
    Then factor that Trump isn’t using his bottom line number to begin a negotiation…,.
    Bottom Line: If you assume we address illegal aliens and get them the hell out…and add law (no benefits to legal OR illegal aliens) the $1.7 Trillion in cuts is REASONABLE and DOABLE.

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  40. MOA says:

    What a tragedy.
    Trump’s budget is dead in the water. Congress doesn’t like not spending money.
    The document that emerges will have no relation to the one presented.
    Forget it, go fishing.

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    • 22CatsInTN says:

      Why, thank you for your encouraging, uplifting and soul deep restoring words and confidence in our President’s ability to win. I’ll take them under advisement. /s

      Liked by 6 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Quick! Start a list of — — Budget is Over! MOA, we have been on this ride too long to underestimate President Trump this quickly. Give it time.
      HA! how many times have we heard this kind of talk in the last 2 yrs?
      (Wow! we are coming up on 2 yrs of this amazing experience!)

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      • MOA says:

        The bright eyed innocence is touching……I miss it.
        Congress will never agree to lay waste the qangos and parasites until a currency crisis or similar forces it.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Depends onwhat type of ‘leverage’ President Trump has on each of these people in Congress. NONE of them are clean.

          Personally I would very much prefer the ALL go to jail.

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  42. 5haircut says:

    I count myself so fortunate to finally be able to watch a real American Hero at work. Now we see just how close America the Beautiful was to being lost forever! Without the help of Donald Trump . we would be just another lump in the belly of the beast. One more Fake Election and America
    would have been gone forever. Over-run by bombers and head cutters who say God has given them the right to murder and molest our loved ones! If Donald the Dragon Slayer is successful and America survives this on-slot every American Patriot should make sure his children know who this hidden enemy is! The Vulture- that has preyed upon our beautiful country since its beginning.
    The International Bankers – The Federal Reserve. The hidden enemy that is more dangerous than standing armies that your school doesn’t tell your child about. Pray for Donald and his family because The Bankers have the world fully in its grip and they are funding your down fall with your own money They are paying the bad guys of the world to kill Americans.

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  43. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    It was very painful watching it but i made it to the end. How can such dumb people be in our congress? And some were so disrespectful to Dir Mulvaney and the President. To refer to our president by his last name only in a formal hearing like this is disgraceful. He was shown more respect yesterday in Palistine than he was by some in this hearing.

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  44. calbear84 says:

    Go ahead, ask another question and I’ll expose your stupidity again! – Mick Mulaney

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  45. tellthetruth2016 says:

    We can also add , Donna Brazil who gave Clinton the questions to thd debate ……

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  46. Katherine McCoun says:

    Just finished watching the above video. Took notes but they are not complete as I have been multitasking. I took them to share as I knew others might not have time to watch it all. Will come back tomorrow and post.
    For now, here are a few places that were some of my favorite moments or what I thought were important details explained:
    45:00 talking investment to drive economy
    51:00 steps to improve economy to hit 3% growth
    1:03:35 re funding NIH & CDC
    1:04-1:09 Congressman questioning issues and Mulvaney’s replies are prime example of why I love Mulvaney as he is sharp, quick on his feet and on point. He knows his business and this freshman congressman was outmatched!
    1:13 explaining a DC budget “cut”
    1:46:30 SNAP allows purchases of soda – 3 Billion spent in purchasing Soda, a product that not only has no nutritional value but is proven detrimental to health and a cost to tax payers in health care for SNAP participants. On a side note, in very poor areas, soda is bought with SNAP, sold at half price for cash and used for drugs and other non food items, leaving the children hungry. Soda needs to be removed from SNAP for many reasons!
    2:17-2:22 Woodall of GA – really enjoyed him
    2:32-2:37 McClintock of 4th district of CA
    Both of the above two congressman spit out stats that corrected the spin the Dems had just spouted.
    2:58 Jack Bergman, 1st district of MI was very interesting and gave some good info from the perspective of a freshman congressman (although he was a career military man and no stranger to DC)
    3:01 – 3:12 talking the budget in numbers most of us can understand a little easier; scary to begin to understand how close we are to our debt taking over all other things in our budget and no more loans with other’s dictating that we cut and that we would then be in a terrible position and not able to have a strong economy to get us out of this mess. The budget is not just a matter of choices, of philosophy, conservative v. socialist v. liberal v. preference to give or have people work. Its a matter of national survival! (this first few minutes also discusses building on the wall that is happening now)

    The Dems behaved about as expected, giving speeches, exaggerating, spinning, using fake facts and then refusing to let Mulvaney answer and repeatedly asking the same questions already answered in this very hearing (in part to give the right spin and in part because they aren’t in the room for the entire hearing and so don’t realize which of the Dem talking points have already been covered — Salud Carbaial was a prime example of this as 2 of his points were a mistake of what he had heard was said earlier and another point that was clearly covered/answered earlier) Wasserman was awful, no surprise, as was Ms. Lee and Janice Schakowsky (1:47) who refused to deal in facts.

    The Dem that I liked the very least was Moulten of 6th district MA. He was an absolute jerk with a self righteous tone, superior attitude, and would not shut up to let Mulvaney answered; obvious he was running down the clock so he couldn’t answer and counter the fake news/Dem talking points that Moulton was spouting. I was unfamiliar with him so quick notes from his bio: Phillips Academy Andover, Harvard, distinguished on the ground career in the Marine; campaign’s with more than usual contributions from financial world like Goldman Sachs and Warren Buffets. Other misc: says he smokes pot & seems to legalizing; compares Trump to Hitler; gun control; liberal social issues; supposedly bipartisan and fiscal conservative but sure didn’t show it today! He has been mentioned for 2020 Dem Presidential Candidate which really got my attention since he has a significant military record. Before I knew any of this, he made the hair on the back of my neck stand up within a minute of hearing him start to talk. I do not like him at all is my first gut reaction impression (but appreciate his military service, of course).

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Just realized its way longer than what I intended when I thought I would share a few of my notes and its now very late! Sorry about the length but I know sometimes we all can’t watch everything but can scan notes faster than watching.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Phillips Academy Andover, is nothing to sneeze at. He had a DARN good education from there. (I worked in Andover.)

      This means the guy is NOT DUMB. Also he is NOT BRAINWASHED. He got a classical education and not the crap Ed that we, the Great Unwashed, got. He is also a do over of President Kennedy. (Boston, Phillips Accademy …) So yes, I can see him being groomed as the next Democrat President and he will be 100% bad news because his dislike for the USA and our citizens is not from ignorance but from Contempt.

      No one can do contempt better than those from the Boston Area. They are the nastiest coldest most inhospitable people I have ever met. I used to live in Westchester County not far from the Rockefellers and Clintons. Those people also had the elite nose tilt and contempt for the ‘Great Unwashed’ but at least they would talk to you instead of pretending you do not exist.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Yes, his resume is excellent and his education is top tier. His background is particularly solid for a political career esp. when combined with his military experience, which was on the ground and very respectable and appreciated. But, yes, I think he is on the spot light of the Dem leadership and before I even looked all this up I got a bad feeling about him. I hated the way he purposely ran out the clock at the end.

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  47. jeans2nd says:

    The financial class has a problem.

    Budget Director Mulvaney presented this budget in layman’s language (note to “our betters” – that is 8th grade reading level).

    The unwashed masses not only understand this budget, they actually like it. The unwashed masses want to know why you elites DON’T. These hearings are meaningless to us, other than Dir Mulvaney’s opening statement. Looking at you, Rep. Paul Ryan, self-proclaimed budget wizard.

    Your propoganda is no longer working, to us in the real Real World. We fully understand The Taxpayers First budget. Perhaps you should re-acquaint yourself with “morality.”

    You best be worried for your prospects in 2018 and 2020, especially if you do not find a way to turn your ship around, before we do it for you. Our POTUS and his cabinet are speaking for US. CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?

    Best you get on board.
    You have been warned.

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  48. TravelerCon says:

    The four bullet points are correct. None of those those people are, or are likely to become, Trump supporters

    OTOH, Trump supporters elected him to execute such bold strategy.

    No wonder the Deep State is panicking. By trying to destroy Trump during election season, they screwed up their chance to influence him legitimately, and now he’s coming after their sacred cows.

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  49. What a bunch of bloviators!!!! These guys talk for almost the entire 5 minutes then expect an answer! What BS! These guys have done nothing for the budget except complain. Since I have been made aware and started paying attention and wasting the time to watch these Congressional meetings, I am just disgusted by their negative comments and non help in fixing the problem. If you don’t have a solution you are part of the problem!

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