Trump proposes $4.8 trillion election-year budget

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Years ago there was a big tea party rally in DC. I have pictures of some of THE stupidest people holding their signs.

One of my absolute favorites was an older woman holding a sign that said ............................ wait for it



Keep socialized medicine away from my Medicare !!!

Or something to that effect. I’ll see if I can find it this evening.

So yes, they really are just that stupid.
But they think they are so incredibly brilliant. How does someone GET THAT WAY??

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more than just safety nets being cut too, a lot of education and science as well

The 2021 budget request to Congress released today calls for deep, often double-digit cuts to R&D spending at major science agencies. From a report:
At the same time, the president wants to put more money into a handful of areas -- notably artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) -- to create the new technology needed for what the budget request calls "industries of the future." Here is a rundown of some of the numbers from the budget request's R&D chapter. (The numbers reflect the portion of each agency's budget classified as research, which in most cases is less than its overall budget.)

1. National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion.
2. National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to $6.328 billion.
3. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science: a cut of 17%, or $1.164 billion, to $5.760 billion.
4. NASA science: a cut of 11%, or $758 million, to $6.261 billion.
5. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: a cut of 173%, which would not only eliminate the $425 million agency, but also force it to return $311 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service: a cut of 12%, or $190 million, to $1.435 billion.
7. National Institute of Standards and Technology: a cut of 19%, or $154 million, to $653 million.
8. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: a cut of 31%, or $300 million, to $678 million.
9. Environmental Protection Agency science and technology: a cut of 37%, or $174 million, to $318 million.
10. Department of Homeland Security science and technology: a cut of 15%, or $65 million, to $357 million.
11. U.S. Geological Survey: a cut of 30%, or $200 million, to $460 million.
 
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more than just safety nets being cut too, a lot of education and science as well

The 2021 budget request to Congress released today calls for deep, often double-digit cuts to R&D spending at major science agencies. From a report:
At the same time, the president wants to put more money into a handful of areas -- notably artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) -- to create the new technology needed for what the budget request calls "industries of the future." Here is a rundown of some of the numbers from the budget request's R&D chapter. (The numbers reflect the portion of each agency's budget classified as research, which in most cases is less than its overall budget.)

1. National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion.
2. National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to $6.328 billion.
3. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science: a cut of 17%, or $1.164 billion, to $5.760 billion.
4. NASA science: a cut of 11%, or $758 million, to $6.261 billion.
5. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: a cut of 173%, which would not only eliminate the $425 million agency, but also force it to return $311 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service: a cut of 12%, or $190 million, to $1.435 billion.
7. National Institute of Standards and Technology: a cut of 19%, or $154 million, to $653 million.
8. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: a cut of 31%, or $300 million, to $678 million.
9. Environmental Protection Agency science and technology: a cut of 37%, or $174 million, to $318 million.
10. Department of Homeland Security science and technology: a cut of 15%, or $65 million, to $357 million.
11. U.S. Geological Survey: a cut of 30%, or $200 million, to $460 million.
So with those cuts the deficit will still be a trillion dollars......
How about capital gains and inheritance get taxed at ordinary rates.
And add a new bracket say 50% for income over a million.
Now you knock down the deficit, and there's no negative effect on the economy.
 
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Yeah, but they believe the cuts are only meant for lazy welfare queens, you know, those people, not for decent white folks who need a little help.
Those are the same ones that loved the ACA but hated Obamacare. You know, stupid Republican voters.
 
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So with those cuts the deficit will still be a trillion dollars......
How about capital gains and inheritance get taxed at ordinary rates.
And add a new bracket say 50% for income over a million.
Now you knock down the deficit, and there's no negative effect on the economy.
They'll cry that it's a redistribution of wealth :rolleyes: ....As if the last tax cut wasn't....
 
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let's also keep in mind this was all by design

the tax cut created the deficit, and that gives "justification" for cuts on these programs

this happens every time R's have control

cut taxes for the extremely rich
create a deficit
use that as an excuse to cut funding for programs
 
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let's also keep in mind this was all by design

the tax cut created the deficit, and that gives "justification" for cuts on these programs

this happens every time R's have control

cut taxes for the extremely rich
create a deficit
use that as an excuse to cut funding for programs
But that only works if you can tap into a large pool of easily manipulated morons at election time....
 
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Dec 2015
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more than just safety nets being cut too, a lot of education and science as well

The 2021 budget request to Congress released today calls for deep, often double-digit cuts to R&D spending at major science agencies. From a report:
At the same time, the president wants to put more money into a handful of areas -- notably artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) -- to create the new technology needed for what the budget request calls "industries of the future." Here is a rundown of some of the numbers from the budget request's R&D chapter. (The numbers reflect the portion of each agency's budget classified as research, which in most cases is less than its overall budget.)

1. National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion.
2. National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to $6.328 billion.
3. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science: a cut of 17%, or $1.164 billion, to $5.760 billion.
4. NASA science: a cut of 11%, or $758 million, to $6.261 billion.
5. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: a cut of 173%, which would not only eliminate the $425 million agency, but also force it to return $311 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service: a cut of 12%, or $190 million, to $1.435 billion.
7. National Institute of Standards and Technology: a cut of 19%, or $154 million, to $653 million.
8. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: a cut of 31%, or $300 million, to $678 million.
9. Environmental Protection Agency science and technology: a cut of 37%, or $174 million, to $318 million.
10. Department of Homeland Security science and technology: a cut of 15%, or $65 million, to $357 million.
11. U.S. Geological Survey: a cut of 30%, or $200 million, to $460 million.
AND the president's budget will be DOA in the House. Back to the drawing board, Donny.