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Thursday, May 25, 2017

A bad joke at that

The federal budget is not usually the first topic of discussion around America's dinner tables, but maybe it should be because Donald Trump is about to release a doozy. Or, as Vox calls it, a joke.
"Trillions" cut from food stamps, Medicaid and federal employee benefits.
"Comically" large cuts in federal agencies.
"This is not a serious plan. It is not something that has much, or any, shot of becoming law. And while that in itself is not too remarkable in a budget document, the fact that an administration is putting out a doomed policy proposal this egregiously unpopular and easy to attack is remarkable."

Trump’s budget is a joke

Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 (which begins on October 1 of this year) is not out yet; it’s set to be released on Tuesday, May 23.
But from the administration’s “skinny budget” released in March, as well as scattered leaks to the press by the administration and Congress, we have a pretty good idea what might be in it:

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