budget

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 […]

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 […]

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly may have set the standard for legislative pettiness and vindictiveness last year. When Charlotte passed an ordinance giving transgender individuals the right to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, the state legislature responded by ramming through a monstrously homophobic and discriminatory response–the now-infamous House Bill 2. And […]

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 […]

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 […]

The ‘Make America White Again Wall’ Is A Budgeting Nightmare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

The ‘Make America White Again Wall’ Is A Budgeting Nightmare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

President Donald Trump centered his campaign around building a big wall along the Mexican border. Construction of that wall isn’t just an added expense, though. It’s a financial nightmare. Billions of Dollars As soon as Trump sat down at the bigly desk within the Oval Office, he signed Executive Order after Executive Order until he […]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

The Trump administration is set to enact dramatic cuts to yet another federal science agency, according to a report by the Washington Post. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) could see 17 percent of its funding slashed in fiscal year 2018. The NOAA oversees crucial ocean and atmospheric research, without which it would be […]

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Michigan’s Democratic senators slammed Donald Trump’s new budget for cutting EPA funds to a Great Lakes restoration program by 97 percent. The proposed budget would slash the EPA’s Great Lakes cleanup fund from $300 million to just $10 million. Debbie Stabenow took to Twitter to write: It's outrageous that President Trump's budget plan includes a 97% […]

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 […]

Trump Administration Will Reportedly Eliminate Important Cultural Programs

Trump Administration Will Reportedly Eliminate Important Cultural Programs

The incoming administration is reportedly preparing to make dramatic cuts to federal spending. They plan on cutting $10.5 trillion in government spending over the next decade. A write-up in The Hill provides some detail on where these cuts may be happening. Slashing To Save Nothing Among the big cuts to several government departments, the report details cuts […]

The Future Without Obamacare Looks Grim (VIDEO)

The Future Without Obamacare Looks Grim (VIDEO)

Now that “repeal and replace Obamacare” has moved from Republican mantra to near-inevitability, it’s becoming clear that repealing the landmark healthcare legislation will be disastrous on many levels. The first issue at stake is the cost of a repeal. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – a public policy nonprofit – estimated that repealing […]

Police Fraud: Officers Spent THOUSANDS ‘Investigating’ Lap Dances (VIDEO)

Police Fraud: Officers Spent THOUSANDS ‘Investigating’ Lap Dances (VIDEO)

Police misconduct is front and center in the national spotlight. People across the nation are asking for police accountability. What began as a cry to end police brutality has extended to examining the harms of private prisons, police culture, as well as monitoring monetary expenditures. In examining budgets, it’s important to question the reasoning behind […]

Public Defender Crisis Leaves THOUSANDS Languishing In Jail (VIDEO)

Public Defender Crisis Leaves THOUSANDS Languishing In Jail (VIDEO)

A crisis in the recruitment and resources of public defenders across the U.S. has created near-endless workloads and left thousands of people serving unwarranted jail time. Many remain behind bars simply because they are unable to pay court costs, and public defenders don’t have time to plead effectively on their behalf. The Guardian newspaper cites […]

Audit Finds Discrepancies In The Army’s Finances (VIDEO)

Audit Finds Discrepancies In The Army’s Finances (VIDEO)

Someone is not balancing the Army’s books very well. They had to do all kinds of ledger voodoo to make it look like the books are balanced. The Army made $2.8 trillion in adjustments in 2015. There were so many adjustments that the books became practically worthless: “DoD and Army managers could not rely on […]

Pentagon LOST $6.5 Trillion of YOUR Taxpayer Money (VIDEO)

Pentagon LOST $6.5 Trillion of YOUR Taxpayer Money (VIDEO)

The Office of the Inspector General recently released a shocking report about the United States military’s finances. The Pentagon’s record-keeping system is so poor that it cannot provide adequate documentation for $6.5 trillion of spending. These missing records are not unusual for the United States military. The Pentagon is the only U.S. agency which consistently fails to […]

Scott Walker For America Campaign In Major Debt, Get Your T-Shirts Here!

Scott Walker For America Campaign In Major Debt, Get Your T-Shirts Here!

Scott Walker’s presidential campaign began with good early polling numbers in Iowa, then turned into an absolute trainwreck before they even got to the Iowa Caucus. And now his campaign is in debt: a LOT of debt. Typically the word “debt” is a naughty word in Governor Walker’s household. So naughty that Walker’s entire campaign […]