He Hasn’t Learned A Thing

by Mr. Schnell

From the WordPress blog “Mock Paper Scissors” I copy and pasted from a recent post (link below) entitled:

In particular this is the part I found interesting: “President Trump is expected to release a $4.8 trillion budget Monday that charts a path for a potential second term, proposing steep reductions in social-safety-net programs and foreign aid and higher outlays for defense and veterans.
He’s coming for ya, Possum Hollar! He’s asking Congress for billions of dollars in cuts to non-defense spending, despite a two-year budget deal he already negotiated with lawmakers, and he is also seeking another $2 billion for the Tortilla Curtain.
“…the administration is seeking an 8 percent cut to USDA’s budget over current funding levels. Trump’s plan would cut the Commerce Department by 37 percent, the Education Department by 8 percent, the Energy Department by 8 percent, the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 15 percent, and the Department of Health and Human Services by 9 percent.
“The administration is also seeking a 13 percent cut to the Interior Department, a 2 percent cut to the Justice Department, an 11 percent cut to the Labor Department, a nearly 21 percent cut to the State Department and a 13 percent cut to the Department of Transportation. The EPA’s budget would see a nearly 27 percent chop, the Army Corps of Engineers would see a 22 percent reduction and the Small Business Administration would see an 11 percent decrease.”

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Joan McCarter, staff writer for The DailyKos, wrote:

“For years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeated a maxim that holds true: “Show me your budget, show me your values.” Impeached president Donald Trump, and his chief enabler, Mick Mulvaney, have done just that with their proposed budget for fiscal year 2021, a proposal that maximizes profits for the military-industrial complex by maximizing pain for the people. It’s as clear an expression of Trump’s fascism as we’ve seen.
The budget is premised on a completely unrealistic forecast of 3% economic growth that underpins an estimated $3.7 trillion in revenue, compared to CBO and Federal Reserve projections of 2.2% and 2%, respectively. Leading economists agree on 1.8% projected growth. The proposal’s unrealistic projections provide the foundation for a bonkers budget—5% cuts to domestic spending and 0.3% increases in defense spending, breaking the two-year budget agreement the White House and Congress reached last year. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat who is chairman of the House Budget Committee, calls the proposal “destructive and irrational,” hallmarks of the Trump-Mulvaney team. He condemned the proposed budget, saying that it targets “programs that help Americans make ends meet—all while extending his tax cuts for millionaires and wealthy corporations. […] Congress will stand firm against this President’s broken promises.

While it leaves Medicare and Social Security benefits unscathed, it also cuts $130 billion in Medicare funding with drug pricing reforms that are likely to be borne by enrollees. That’s not including the already planned cuts—which will be enacted through rule-making—to Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicaid, through block grants and work requirements. The administration calls this “savings.” The resulting costs to the healthcare system and to the private economy in loss of work and spending power by lower-income people are ignored.
This budget is not going to be accepted by Congress, but it couldn’t be a more clear statement of what Trump intends to do if he gets a second term.”

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To GOP supporters and Trump cult members of the middle class:
You constantly vote for the party and candidate that pulls the rug out from under the middle class. WHY IS THAT? YOU ARE MIDDLE CLASS!!! SO AM I! I worked long, hard, helped others, and sacrificed, sacrificed, sacrificed. All in vain. I finally admit defeat. The stupids have taken over and won. Sheepish, mindless, willfully ignorant, follow “the Pied-Piper” over-the-cliff spinelessness has won and you have succeeded in pulling me into the abyss with you. I hope you are proud and happy. Stupidity, fear of your own shadow, and cowardice has won. You will never retire now. For you retirement will be a six foot grave. The eternal sleep. You voted for it and for everyone else too! Selfish, hero worshipping sycophants destroyed any safety net we may have had, while Trump and the GOP tee off for another round of golf. You can bet your ass he will bill you (the tax payer) for that round too! Comedian Ron White was right: “You Can’t Fix Stupid!”

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

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