If you are a poor person in America and you voted for Donald trump, I think that you should know by now that you have been played.
All you have to do is look at the latest proposed budget coming out of the White House.
This is it in a nutshell: Poor and working people get screwed, wealthy folks get tax breaks, and the military gets lots of money.
I watched his budget director today play Ebenezer Scrooge, and he seemed to be enjoying it. Which, quite frankly, I don’t understand how any human being could be so heartless. I mean how do you cut the meals on wheels program for seniors? How do you cut programs that subsidized the heating bills of poor people? How do you —-in good conscience— cut the funding for after- school programs for children? I haven’t even mentioned the cuts to agencies offering us safety and environmental protections yet. Medicaid and Social Security, you are not safe, either.
The irony of this is that many of the people who voted for trump are the ones who will be hurt by these draconian cuts, but of course they don’t see it. trump’s nationalistic speeches and bombastic rhetoric has turned them on too much for them to turn back now.
“This budget represents a president who is beholden to nobody but the voters,” Mulvaney said. “He is following through on his promises. We did not consult with special interests on how to write this budget. We did not consult with lobbyists on how to write this budget. The president’s team wrote this budget and that’s what you’ll see in the numbers.”
I bet he didn’t promise to go to Mara -a -Largo every weekend and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. That’s money that we could have used to help the most needy among us.
Sadly for them they are needy, so in trump world they do not count.
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