U.S. Budget and Deficit

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! […]

Secret Service Is ‘Flat-Out Worn Out’ And Worked Like Dogs Under Trump (VIDEO)

Secret Service Is ‘Flat-Out Worn Out’ And Worked Like Dogs Under Trump (VIDEO)

Everyone knew that President Donald Trump was going to present some serious challenges to the way the United States government functions. One such challenge comes from how the Secret Service handles the strange logistics of protecting Trump and his family. Apparently, that challenge is taking a serious toll on the group of highly trained security […]

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s supposed budget-slashing is looking less like fiscal responsibility and more like someone chopping their way through the rain forest with a wooden spoon being eaten by termites. And, while the flailing is somewhat entertaining, it stops us in our tracks when we realize that some of the programs he wants to slash are […]

GOP Holds Majority In DC But Has No Clue How To Actually Govern (VIDEO)

GOP Holds Majority In DC But Has No Clue How To Actually Govern (VIDEO)

After spending years gumming up government under former President Barack Obama, the Republican Party is having a tough time getting the ball rolling again. The GOP has held a majority in Congress for years now, and haven’t passed anything of note during that time. That made sense under Obama, but now that Republican President Donald […]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Plan Will KILL At Least 80 Essential Programs (GRAPH)

Trump’s Proposed Budget Plan Will KILL At Least 80 Essential Programs (GRAPH)

This week, Donald Trump brought a budget proposal to Congress. It is bad, y’all! Here are just some of the over 80 programs that this budget will kill. Here is a graph of how much these changes will cost: 1. Independent Agencies These are some of thecuts proposed for other groups and funding that don’t belong to […]

Poverty-Stricken WV Trump Voters Will Suffer BIGLY From Their God’s New Budget (VIDEO)

Poverty-Stricken WV Trump Voters Will Suffer BIGLY From Their God’s New Budget (VIDEO)

The weather-beaten ‘Trump 2016’ signs that litter my home state of West Virginia are in your face daily. People in WV showed up in force to vote for now President Donald Trump. WV is one of the poorest states in the U.S. The state debt has been in the local news almost nightly. The state […]

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