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Offline Mamushka

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Re: Impeachment
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2020, 10:29:32 AM »
Looks like the new budget has 4.4 TRILLION in cuts in all the right places.
It's just a "GOP talking points" budget that has no chance of approval because it only benefits the top 1% most wealthy, an owner of a corporation, or the military industrial complex.  If you're a member of one of those, you've got your man in the white house, otherwise you're not rooting for your own interests.  Remember that 86% of Federal tax receipts are 86% funded by your paychecks.  If the wealthy and corporations aren't footing the bills, guess who is?  You.
So how do spending cuts affect "who is footing the bill"?  ???
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And so many questions...
  • If the economy is as great as Trump says, why is the budget not balanced?  2020 will have $4.6B of outlays and the spending is still $4.7B after these cuts.
I'm assuming you meant "T" and not "B" here. If we only go up $0.1T in 2020 I would be thrilled (I doubt it though).
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  • The budget assumes a 3% GDP increase per year, yet Trump is giving federal workers a 1% pay raise, which indicates he is treating Federal Employee pay is an entitlement.  This is the same behavior Trump exhibits with his own properties.  to the banker: My property is worth 250M!  To the local tax authority: My property is worth 150M! 
Do you have a house? If so look at your assessed value for tax purposes. I just looked at mine and the assessed value is only ~56% of the actual value. In your example Trump's is 60%. Looks like he is paying more than his fair share.  ;)
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  • Why is the military budget increasing by 5% in peace time?  If anything should be cut, it's that $750B expense.  but let's face it, even dropping 100% of military spending, the budget is still not balanced.
I personally prefer that our country has the strongest military in the world.
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  • Trump promised not to touch Medicare up to and including the day this budget was released.  It's a sign.
A sign for what?  ???
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