So the president is under investigation by the FBI. He’s on thin ice. The whole election is under investigation as are people from 45’s team, both past and present. Seven have already been busted lying about their contacts with Russia.
We know 45’s working to boot a lot of people off their health insurance; he even threatened members of Congress if they don’t vote for their American Health Care Act and says some may lose their seats if they don’t go along with Ryan’s debacle that is “Trumpcare.” Honestly, they are likely to lose seats if they do go along with it, but then they’re probably on thin ice already considering what the republicans are doing (and not doing) right now.
Twice now 45’s tried to push through Muslim bans (disguised as “travel bans”) for people, including refugees, coming to the United States from countries that have not sent us any terrorists in the past. He used 9/11 as his excuse but chose to ban people from countries that weren’t involved in the 9/11 attacks. Fifteen of the 19 people involved came from Saudi Arabia. Two were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Egypt, and the last was from Lebanon. Since Donald Trump does business in all four of those countries, they’re not included in his “travel ban.”
While 45’s wife, an immigrant herself, costs taxpayers millions of dollars each month to live in Trump Tower (to be fair, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near him either), 45 himself costs us millions each month for his public relations trips to his resort. That’s nice of us. It’s also advertising for the place. Who hasn’t seen the dining area where he conducts state business in public, the view from the shore, the view from the water, the golf course? It’s nice if you’re into that kind of thing, I’m sure.
That budget, though. Even though we’re not at war, we suddenly need a LOT more money for our military (up from about $619 billion) even though the military, which is the largest anywhere on the planet by a long shot, is clear they have enough. The cost for that increase for the military? You’d think they’d start with all the wasteful vacations and advertising for his personal resort, the second residence in New York, maybe all those business trips we’re paying for for 45’s adult children? Just imagine what we could do with that money the president and his family are WASTING? especially if we didn’t suddenly need to build the military up even more? Why do we need to build the military? Is it because 45 is insulting and threatening individuals and countries, even allies, from Mexico to Germany to Iran to Australia? Is it part of President Bannon’s plan to burn it all?
Well, whatever reason has come up that we suddenly need to add $54 billion to the military budget (and don’t forget the additional $25 billion for his border wall of hate), it won’t be paid for by reducing the advertising budget for Mar-a-Lago. It also won’t be paid for from Trump’s weekly vacation budget. Melania, and I can’t say I blame her, sure isn’t going to move in with that disgusting pig she married so you can be sure those bills will keep rolling in. Nope. We’re paying. We’re paying with a lot of the things that make us great. The things that make our kids great. We’re paying with our future even if we don’t go to war for his ego. We have to give up our PBS, our help with Meals on Wheels, clean air and water, meals for hungry school kids (the video for that one – wow), some NASA funding, and National Endowment for the Arts, among others. He’s even cutting job training, low income energy assistance, and education.
The future is looking bleak for Americans if you’re not a Trump. Next up? Ivanka brings her part of the family’s business to the White House.
Link: “Who Wins and Loses in Trump’s Proposed Budget” – by Alicia Parlapiano and Gregor Aisch of The New York Times