President Trump’s [proposed] budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy. It will cause devastating pain to the very people Trump promised to help during the campaign. At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, when 43 million Americans are living in poverty, and half of older Americans have no retirement savings, we should not slash programs that senior citizens, children, and working people rely on in order to provide a massive increase in spending to the military industrial complex. Trump’s priorities are exactly opposite of where we should be heading as a nation.
– Bernie Sanders
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
Related Off-site Links:
Budgets Are Moral Documents, and Trump’s Is a Moral Failure – Dylan Matthews (Vox, March 16, 2017).
Trump Budget Slashes Federal Agencies and the Arts to Focus on Border Wall and Defense Spending – Andrew Taylor (Associated Press via Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2017).
Trump's Budget Plan Cuts Funding for Arts, Humanities and Public Media – Brian Naylor (NPR News, March 16, 2017)
Trump Wants to Cut the NEA and NEH. This Is the Worst-case Scenario for Arts Groups – Philip Kennicott and Peggy McGlone (Washington Post, March 16, 2017).
These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget – David Ingold, et al (Bloomberg, March 16, 2017).
Trump Budget Director: Feeding Elderly and Children Has to End, It's Not “Showing Any Results” – Joan McCarter (The Daily Kos, March 16, 2017).
Meals on Wheels Is “Not Showing Any Results” Only If You Ignore All These Results – Christopher Ingraham (Washington Post, March 16, 2017).
Trump Administration Picks Strange Fight With Meals on Wheels – Arthur Delaney (The Huffington Post, March 16, 2017).
Trump’s Budget Calls for Seismic Disruption in Medical and Science Research – Joel Achenbach (The Washington Post, March 16, 2017).
Trump Budget Chief on Climate Change: “We Consider That to Be a Waste of Your Money” – Dan Merica and Rene Marsh (CNN, March 16, 2017).
Trumpcare Isn’t Health Care. It’s a Tax Cut for the Wealthy – Editorial Board (The Nation, April 3, 2017).
Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage in the US – Chris Ladd (Forbes, March 13, 2017, 2017).
Trump's Plan to Dismember Government – Stephen Collinson (CNN Politics, March 14, 2017).
The Right-Wing Machine Behind the Curtain – Theo Anderson (In Theses Times, March 14, 2017, 2017).
Bernie Sanders Slams Trumpcare as a “Disgusting and Immoral Proposal” – Tom McKay (Policy Mic, March 13, 2017).
“Trump Lies All the Time”: Bernie Sanders Indicts President's Assault on Democracy – Ed Pilkington (The Guardian, March 10, 2017).
Trump, Ryan Budgets Will Kill More Americans Per Year Than All Muslim Extremist Attacks Combined – Daily Kos (March 16, 2017).
UPDATES: Ralph Nader Denounces Trump Budget as Corporatist, Militarist and Racist: “The Mask is Off” – Democracy Now! (March 17, 2017).
Everyone Loves Bernie Sanders. Except, It Seems, the Democratic Party – Trevor Timm (The Guardian, March 17, 2017).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• A Profoundly Troubling and Tragic Indictment
• Something to Think About – January 22, 2017
• Quote of the Day – January 20, 2017
• Quote of the Day – January 11, 2017
• On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
• Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States
• Election Eve Thoughts
• Carrying It On
• Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
• Trump's Playbook
• Quote of the Day – November 9, 2016
• Hope, History and Bernie Sanders
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