Let’s not kid ourselves. The budget that’s going to be announced tomorrow was prepared by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and his staff with little if any input from the President.
It’s a real horror show for the social safety net Americans have grown accustomed to, but more than that it’s built on lies. Follow this Twitter thread:
I’m not sure people truly appreciate the Madoff-level accounting fraud involved in Trump’s budget. Bear with me… 1/
— Seth Hanlon (@SethHanlon) May 23, 2017
Click it to read it in its entirety. Here’s Tweet #11:
Putting $5.5T in tax cuts for wealthy ppl & corps alongside ~$4T in cuts to progs serving low & middle-income people wld not be popular.
So what did they do? They left the $5.5 trillion cut out of the document!
Despite all the lies we’ve heard from the Republican party and its promoters at Fox News and elsewhere over the years, that’s unbelievable.