Friday, May 26, 2017

Stop deciding to be poor

Ben Popken of NBC News notes that in the nasty guy’s budget $2 trillion of extra federal revenue growth would be used for the “biggest tax cut in history.” That same $2 trillion is to be used to balance the federal budget.

That revenue growth is based on the economy growing by at least 3% a year, which most economists say is close to impossible to achieve, even though the nasty guy doesn’t like the current rate of growth (as if by saying it he could change it).

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the double accounting of that $2 trillion was “on purpose” because he says other assumptions in the budget were “overly conservative.”

Representative Karen Bass of California issued a statement blasting the nasty guy’s proposed budget. A couple excerpts:
The President’s “stop deciding to be poor” approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities n the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run.

No one chooses food stamps over a job. No one *wants* to be poor, but based on recent quotes from the budget director and the presentation of this budget, it seems like the President fundamentally believes otherwise.

Senator Elizabeth Warren took a look at the Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare and simplified it for everyone to understand:
The CBO confirmed: Trumpcare is a $663 BILLION tax cut for the rich paid for by kicking 23 MILLION people off of insurance. End of story.

Sarah Kendzior has this to say about those controlling Washington (which Hillary Clinton incorporated into a speech)
When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.

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