U.S. Budget and Deficit

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 […]

Trump’s Budget Coupled With Trumpcare Is A Clear And Present Danger To Millions Of Americans (TWEETS)

Trump’s Budget Coupled With Trumpcare Is A Clear And Present Danger To Millions Of Americans (TWEETS)

The GOP’s plan for replacing Obamacare was recently released and we learned that 24 million Americans will lose their coverage under this new plan. It has received scathing reviews from both sides of the isle and multiple organizations. It’s so bad that it is the only thing that President Trump does not want his name […]

Trump Eyes Cuts To Agencies That Protect National Security To Pay For His Stupid Wall (VIDEO)

Trump Eyes Cuts To Agencies That Protect National Security To Pay For His Stupid Wall (VIDEO)

The lies and broken promises of President Donald Trump continue to mount. His supporters seem to think that he is doing everything he said he would, but they tend to block out the details. The most asinine of those campaign promises was the border wall. Trump would mention the wall during his hate rallies and […]

Hold It: Maybe Trump WILL Cut Medicare and Social Security After All (VIDEO)

Hold It: Maybe Trump WILL Cut Medicare and Social Security After All (VIDEO)

Talk about splitting hairs. The White House has just released (hours after it was already leaked) its proposed budget for the next fiscal year. We know that it promised huge increases in defense spending, with matching huge cuts in domestic spending. As in, $54 billion dollars worth of money going from domestic to military spending. […]

JUST IN: Trump Proposes $54 Billion Increase In Defense, Slashing Domestic Programs (VIDEO)

JUST IN: Trump Proposes $54 Billion Increase In Defense, Slashing Domestic Programs (VIDEO)

File this one under “we are not surprised.” The President who made his name by scaring the daylights out of Americans has a budget proposal that is totally based on fear. Two Congressional Budget Office officials have leaked information to the press about Trump’s first budget proposal. Both asked to remain anonymous because the draft budget had […]

Maybe Mexico Will Pay For It? Cities Ask For Reimbursement For Protecting Trump Family

Maybe Mexico Will Pay For It? Cities Ask For Reimbursement For Protecting Trump Family

President Donald Trump is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and city officials are pressuring the federal government into covering some of the costs for protection and lost revenue when Trump comes calling. Jeff Greene, who also owns a hotel in Palm Beach, told The Guardian he is worried that Trump’s […]

Republicans Will Gut Obamacare Using Budget Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Republicans Will Gut Obamacare Using Budget Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Many Democrats and Republicans live in ongoing fear of the future of The Affordable Care Act. 1099 employees, for instance, who are contract workers instead of hourly or salary workers, can have a difficult time getting insurance through their employers. Others instead, like those with pre-existing conditions, live with the reality that many health providers […]

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Tax Plan Is Not So Original, And It Failed Last Time Too (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump’s tax plan involves cutting taxes for corporations and for the one percent. This has been tried before, Donnie. It didn’t work. As far as corporate taxes are concerned, he has a $2.6 trillion repatriation proposal. What Is Repatriation? Repatriation involves converting money from one currency to another. In the realm of corporate […]