The Trumps are on track to become the most expensive family in the White House…
You know, I really have to think about this. The Trumps are spending America into the poor house and forcing many Americans to give up the essentials necessary to exist at a very basic subsistence level.
Who votes for someone like Trump? What is the essence of that person? They vote for Trump all the while Trump is placing a noose around their neck.
Donald Trump is making things tough for almost ALL Americans except Donald Trump and Donald Trump’s family.
And Things Are About to Get Much Worse for Poor Americans…
President Obama’s anti-inequality crusade has had three main pillars. First, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, brought the percentage of uninsured down from 16 percent in 2010 to 9 percent, the lowest in U.S. history. Second, tax benefits passed in the 2009 stimulus, and extended throughout the last seven years, raised the overall income of millions of poor Americans. Third, the administration went beyond the tax code to increase anti-poverty spending, like food stamps and long-term unemployment benefits, and to support the national movement for a higher minimum wage. Together, these measures helped to reduce after-tax inequality more than any administration on record, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
The Trumps are set to become the most expensive first family in history if they don’t immediately begin reducing their lavish spending habits and frequent trips across the globe – and taxpayers are set to continue picking up the tab for as long as they keep it up. For context, President Donald Trump is expected to outpace the entirety of former President Barack Obama’s eight-year travel costs with plenty of time to spare in just his first year as the leader of the free world.
Trump’s Budget Guts the EPA and Help for Poor Seniors. It’s a Perfect Symbol of His Administration.
The budget plan that the Trump administration released Thursday is a sad, vicious, and mostly pointless document, the political and policy equivalent of shouting “America First!” to the wind while gunning your Dodge pickup into a lamppost. In order to fund a $54 billion increase in defense spending, it takes a machete to all manner of federal programs—aid for the poor and elderly, cancer research, public television, job training, and so forth. It gouges away 31 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and 29 percent of the State Department’s funding. This would all be horrifying, if it weren’t already being written off by Republicans who will have the power to entirely ignore it.
And Trump objects to Barrel bombs….
Update on MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast)
MOAB, the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US military
11-ton weapon was first tested in 2003 but had never been used in combat prior to Thursday — when a US MC-130 aircraft dropped one on what it claims was a network of ISIS tunnels. 36 ISIS fighters were killed, according to the Afghan government, and the US military has not found any evidence of civilian casualties.
The bomb does have a 1 mile kill radius….
BOMB RADIUS DAMAGE
* Up to 1,000 yards: Obliterates everything.
* Up to 1 mile: Knocks people, tents, light buildings, cars and jeeps over within 1-mile radius.
* Up to 1.7 miles: shock wave kills people, causes severe damage to buildings, equipment, blows trucks, tanks off road.
* Up to 2 miles: causes deafness.
* Up to 5 miles: shakes ground, breaks windows.
* Up to 30 miles: 10,000 foot high mushroom cloud visible.
How out of tune are Republican House Members?
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House Republican lashes out at constituent for saying his salary was paid by taxpayers…
“‘Bullcrap, I pay for myself!” the congressman told the American Citizen….
READ think progress
States could be next, because why stop at screwing some workers when you could do so much more damage? Combine this with the eternal Republican plans to gut Social Security, and the United States could truly be a nation of senior citizens faced with the choice of working until they drop dead on the job or living on one can of cat food a day.
READ Daily KOS
A third of Americans in the private sector don’t have access to any kind of retirement account. That stands in stark contrast with public sector workers, 90 percent of whom have access to a retirement plan. It’s those who make the least, and who will most need help saving up for a comfortable old age, who are least likely to have a retirement plan at work. People of color are also less likely than white people to be enrolled in 401(k)s.
READ Think Progress
Naomi Klein, the author of No Logo, on Trump’s brand and how to jam it.
More TrumpRegrets every day: Now the hard-right nationalists are losing their religion
He’s not locking up Hillary, he can’t deliver cheap health care and now he’s a warmonger. This could get ugly, fast…
The story of the regretful Donald Trump voter has already become a cliché. It started even before the inauguration, with reporters venturing out into the wilds of Real America to talk to the most fascinating people on earth and find out how they’re feeling on any given day. The Trump voter has a lot of feelings, you see. And we want to know about every single one of them, all the time.