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Federal Budget (US) - March 20th 2017, 08:57 AM

We really need to talk about the new federal budget (or lack thereof). John Oliver's latest episode focuses on just that, and I wish it were longer because I love hearing him trash Trump and his policies.
The new Federal Budget includes increases in the Dept. of Defense, Homeland Security, Veteran Affairs, National Nuclear Security Admin, and Social Security Admin. While on the other hand, cuts (and even total elimination in some areas) are made to the EPA, State Dept, Agriculture Dept, Labor Dept, Health and Human Services, Education Dept, Transportation Dept, Commerce Dept, NASA, Energy Dept, the list keeps going on and on and on. Why is this a huge deal? because the EPA accounts for only 0.2% of the federal budget. Same goes for the State Department and USAID (1.4%), National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting accounts for only 0.02% of the federal budget. As John Oliver said, this isn't about saving money, this is literally just a big fuck you to the country.




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Re: Federal Budget (US) - March 20th 2017, 03:59 PM

We cut programs that help people and bomb other countries to perpetuate endless war. Rinse and repeat.
Too bad I don't have a legal right via religion (or basic morality) to opt out of my taxes. More of my tax money is going towards mass destruction and murder than anything else.


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Re: Federal Budget (US) - March 20th 2017, 04:13 PM

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We cut programs that help people and bomb other countries to perpetuate endless war. Rinse and repeat.
Too bad I don't have a legal right via religion (or basic morality) to opt out of my taxes. More of my tax money is going towards mass destruction and murder than anything else.
Couldn't have said it better.




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Re: Federal Budget (US) - March 20th 2017, 09:44 PM

With my tax dollars, Donald Trump vaporized an 8 year old girl in Yemen. Terrorist Don. If the Democrats focused on stuff like that instead of yelling about Russia all the time (and granted, I have my own Russiagate post on this site, but only one) they would wipe the Republicans out in 2018 and 2020.


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