U.S. Budget and Deficit

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made an appearance on CNN this morning, and boy, did he have some things to say about hurricanes. Specifically he wanted to vent his anger about Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz on his apparent double standard in opposing Superstorm Sandy relief but requesting federal aid for Texas after Hurricane Harvey: […]

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

As you sit here reading this, Hurricane Harvey is inundating Texas. This is pretty ironic–and poignant–considering a new study published in Science magazine titled “Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the United States” finds the Southeastern states, the ones that voted overwhelming for President Donald Trump, are the most vulnerable to the expensive impacts of anthropogenic climate change. The study discusses […]

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

Despite the solar industry outpacing fossil fuel companies, growing 12 times faster than the overall economy, we may never shake our national addiction to fossil fuels so long as we continue to subsidize big oil to the tune of five trillion dollars a year, 6.5% of global GDP. According to a study in the journal World Development, subsidies […]

Trump Is Funneling Money From Your Pocket To His – And It’s Totally Legal (VIDEO)

Trump Is Funneling Money From Your Pocket To His – And It’s Totally Legal (VIDEO)

Every time President Donald Trump visits one of his properties, they bill the government and he fills his pockets – with YOUR money. Rooms – your treat. Meals – your treat. Golfing – your treat. You Are Paying For Trump’s Lavish Lifestyle And not JUST for Trump and his family. You’re also paying Trump for […]

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

The Congressional Budget Office survived two major assaults on its existence earlier this week. The House of Representatives considered two amendments to a spending bill Wednesday that would have crippled the CBO’s funding and staff. Both were introduced by members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. One measure introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would […]

Trump Doesn’t Understand The Concept Of ‘Safety Net’ Programs (VIDEO)

Trump Doesn’t Understand The Concept Of ‘Safety Net’ Programs (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump is all about self-sufficiency, which isn’t always good for governing a country. We can see that by his proposed budget. Many safety net programs that help poor people are being cut or eliminated. The Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said: “We are no longer going to measure compassion by […]

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

Thursday, while we were watching the shiny Comey testimony, the Republican-led House of Representatives was capitalizing on our distraction fomenting another 2008-style financial crash. House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the “Financial CHOICE Act” that begins the repeal process for Dodd-Frank, a consequential set of Wall Street regulations President Barack Obama signed into law to help […]

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities […]

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

This fall, college students are going to be slapped with even more debt when borrowing for college. President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating subsidized federal student loans, which will significantly raise interest rates for student loans. The new rates will be: 4.45 percent for Stafford student loans; up from 3.76 percent 6 percent for Stafford […]

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Debt Ceiling May Be Reached Sooner Than Expected If you doubt Donald Trump's ability to bankrupt the government, understand that bankruptcy is perhaps the only area in which he has excelled — John Iadarola (@johniadarola) April 26, 2017 Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, spoke to Congress on Wednesday, warning them […]

Trump Budget Will Ruin The Clean Energy Industry (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Will Ruin The Clean Energy Industry (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is pretty terrible. Not only does it cut funding for veterans, the poor, and the disabled, but it also slashes funding for important clean energy research. The budget also cuts $1.4 billion from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, dropping the department’s total to $636 […]

Government Budget Expert Rips Trump’s 2018 Budget To Shreds In SAVAGE Manner (VIDEO)

Government Budget Expert Rips Trump’s 2018 Budget To Shreds In SAVAGE Manner (VIDEO)

The Trump budget has been largely pushed to the media back burner lately because of the Comey/Russia story, but it’s no less of a disaster for President Donald Trump and his administration. The release of the budget blueprint was met with silence from Republicans, and as for the Democrats: This is where the #TrumpBudget belongs. […]

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

There is much cause for concern these days. We have an executive branch clearly in the pocket of petro-billionaires and a majority of Congress is marching along with it in lock-step. President Donald Trump’s campaign is under FBI investigation for collusion with Russia. Faith in our electoral system rests under a cloud of doubt from […]

Trump’s Budget Director Says Dems Hurt Little Donny’s FeeFees And Made Him SAD (VIDEO)

Trump’s Budget Director Says Dems Hurt Little Donny’s FeeFees And Made Him SAD (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump is famous for having tantrums. Specifically — acting out like a five-year-old that was just told he couldn’t have ice cream for breakfast. Trump’s entire cabinet and White House staff act like abused spouses, walking around on eggshells. SAD. It’s official — Little Donny gets upset when he doesn’t win. He throws Trumper-tantrums […]

TRUMPERTANTRUM- Shut Down The Whole Government Until He Gets His Way (Tweets)

TRUMPERTANTRUM- Shut Down The Whole Government Until He Gets His Way (Tweets)

Apparently the President of the United States has no idea what his own party is trying to achieve. Apparently relations between Trump and the Congress controlled by his own Republicans is so bad they don’t talk about even the most pressing issues. I know this because the Republican controlled Congress is just about to pass its first […]

Trump’s First 100 Days Sucked And Mediaite Laid It Out In A Video

Trump’s First 100 Days Sucked And Mediaite Laid It Out In A Video

One hundred days have already passed since Trump took office. In that 100 days, he has done a lot – a lot of destructive things. He appointed Scott Pruitt to the EPA – a person who denies global warming, and has repeatedly sued the EPA in his position as Oklahoma attorney general. He issued a travel ban against Syrian refugees who desperately […]

Clueless Trump: My Trips To My Golf Clubs ‘Cost Almost Nothing’ (VIDEO)

Clueless Trump: My Trips To My Golf Clubs ‘Cost Almost Nothing’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump, who frequently criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for golfing too much, is starting to feel the pressure from people claiming he is a hypocrite for how much time he has spent golfing. His argument against his critics is this: since he is golfing only at his own golf resorts, they cost the […]

Former Wall Street Exec On Trump Tax Plan: ‘This Is A Tax Break For Donald Trump’ (VIDEO)

Former Wall Street Exec On Trump Tax Plan: ‘This Is A Tax Break For Donald Trump’ (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presented the Trump administration’s “tax reform” plan, even though there’s no reform, only more trickle down voodoo economics calling for massive tax cuts for business and the rich. Yeah, because that worked so well in the past. The Trump tax plan (a one-page bullet-point sheet) was the subject of […]

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If He Doesn’t Get Money To Build His Idiotic Wall (VIDEO)

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If He Doesn’t Get Money To Build His Idiotic Wall (VIDEO)

Federal agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown after President Donald Trump indicated he wouldn’t accept a budget without money for his stupid Mexican wall. This week marks the end of the federal financial year, and every year it seems like one party or the other threatens a government shutdown over some idiocy. This […]

GOP Might Kill Trump’s Wall Plans – Can Trump Keep His Great Promise? (VIDEO)

GOP Might Kill Trump’s Wall Plans – Can Trump Keep His Great Promise? (VIDEO)

Trump’s plan to build a $21 billion dollar wall on the U.S. – Mexico border just might be crumbling in the hands of his own party. Reality has set in for the GOP that it is a huge expenditure. In addition, many Trump supporters fear that it would put them on the Mexico side of the wall! […]

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