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Sanders: Trump Budget is "Breathtaking in its Cruelty"~~~Leahy: "Dead on Arrival and Divorced from Reality"

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"The Trump budget is breathtaking in its degree of cruelty and filled with broken promises. Donald Trump promised the American people that he would be a different type of Republican, that he would be a champion of the working American and that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But his budget does the exact opposite of what he promised the American people.

"At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, Trump's budget pays for his huge tax break to the top one percent by cutting $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $845 billion from Medicare and $25 billion from Social Security. Make no mistake about it: Trump's budget is a massive transfer of wealth from working class families to the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations in America.

"At a time when the U.S. already spends more on the military than the next 10 countries combined, Trump is proposing an $861 bn increase in base defense spending over a 10 year period. And he proposes to pay for it by cutting over $1tn from education, affordable housing, nutrition assistance and the needs of working families over a 10-year period. Trump's proposed increase in base Pentagon spending could make public colleges and universities tuition-free over the next decade.

"This is a budget for the military industrial complex, for corporate CEOs, for Wall Street and for the billionaire class. It is dead on arrival."

Daily Kos: Cutting $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $845 billion from Medicare and $25 billion from Social Security. Broken promises and cruelty is right! Taking away health care for more bombs we don't need. We need to fight the Trump Budget!


Also from the Guardian:

Senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, called Donald Trump's budget proposal "dead on arrival and divorced from reality."

He said the budget "is not worth the paper it is printed on," according to the Hill."Yet again, the President has proposed shortsighted cuts that would slash investments in infrastructure, medical research, and American families, cuts that have been rejected by Congress two fiscal years in a row," Leahy said.>>>>>

In an interview with the Washington Post, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was bearish on the prospects of impeaching Donald Trump.

"I'm not for impeachment. " Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. He's just not worth it."

Vanity Fair had a different take on Pelosi's remarks, from Tina Nguyen's article:


This is Pelosi at her most candid-and her most calculated.

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breakquote >None of which is to say Pelosi thinks Trump is fit to be president. "[He's] ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States," she clarified.

"And that's up to us to make the contrast to show that this president-while he may be appealing to you on your insecurity and therefore your xenophobia, whether it's globalization or immigrants-is fighting clean air for your children to breathe, clean water for them to drink, food safety, every good thing that we should be doing that people can't do for themselves."

Rather, she prefers to focus on her own caucus, and on those who are materially affected by the current administration. "I don't usually talk about him this much. This is the most I've probably talked about him," she said. "I hardly ever talk about him. You know, it's not about him.


Billionaire Tom Steyer has been running television advertisements calling for Trump to be impeached; he excoriated the hypocrisy of Pelosi's remarks.

"Speaker Pelosi thinks 'he's just not worth it?' Well, is defending our legal system 'worth it?' Is holding the President accountable for his crimes and cover-ups 'worth it?' Is doing what's right 'worth it?' Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what's politically convenient?"

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