How Washington REALLY “works.”
“With the interest of the American public in mind — and as nothing in this document would be deemed classified material — we are releasing this document for all to see.” – Third Way
This was obtained from Third Way, a generally big government friendly organization which got it somewhere from the bowels of DC. TW hates the budget which means it probably has at least some good stuff in it.
Of course they don’t use the word “cronyism” or the term “crony capitalism.” But that’s what the $5 billion in additional spending is all about – cronyism.
Included in the deal struck with Trump is increased taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood (How such a thing could be funded by taxpayers at all is beyond me, but with a GOP Senate, House, and Presidency?) and a semi-bailout for profligate and utterly dysfunctional Puerto Rico. This is for starters.
Every budget has winners and losers. (Hey at least we have a budget.) But the losers for too long have been the American taxpayers. This must change. There is perhaps some – some – hope here. Though that $54 billion for the Pentagon should be given back to the American people.
Here’s a shock. Senator Graham being a pain because not enough money is flowing to his buddies.
Interest rates ain’t a’gonna go up significantly anytime soon. It blows up the budget. (Of course if they do, or have to, then things get REALY interesting.)
“Liberal” or “conservative” or something else we can all probably agree that getting a better handle on Pentagon spending is a good thing. Lots of money pours into that building. Lots of taxpayer money.
Call it the “Right” if you want but anyone who believes the power of government is too great, anyone who thinks that government is too big, should be furious. That there are too many on the “Right” who don’t believe these things are a big part of the problem.
I certainly wouldn’t cry many tears if the Department of Homeland Security was actually shut down. (We unfortunately are not looking at a real shutdown – “shutdowns” never are.) In fact I think many Americans would be pretty darn happy if the DHS just faded away into the mist of American mistakes.
Like Dan Rather.