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  • Public broadcasting chief decries proposed Trump budget cuts

    02/13/2018 8:06:26 AM PST · by billorites · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    The president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) warned Monday of the negative effects that President Trump's proposed budget cuts could have on public broadcasting. Trump's budget proposes eliminating federal funding for the CPB over a two-year period. The budget has to be approved by Congress before it can take effect. In a statement released Monday, Patricia Harrison said that the "elimination of funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately destroy public media's ability to provide early childhood content, life-saving emergency alerts, and public affairs programs." "Public media benefits all Americans — whether they...
  • Democrats on Wrong Side of Economic Revival

    02/12/2018 5:02:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. And Chuck You was in Louisville at the University of Louisville, and he spoke a Q&A period after his remarks. It was this morning. And a member of the audience said, “There’s been talk of a blue wave of Democrats winning seats in the midterms. If this is to happen, what are the biggest obstacles that Democrats must overcome in order to win big in November?” SCHUMER: People will make their own decisions about Donald Trump. Our mistake, I think, you cannot just run against Donald Trump. And it is the job of we Democrats...
  • Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

    02/12/2018 7:40:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 12 at 7:14 PM | Tracy Jan, Caitlin Dewey, Amy Goldstein and Jeff Stein
    The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions. The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do. The changes call on lawmakers to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and transform the rest of that...
  • The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate

    02/12/2018 4:17:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018
    Presideny Trump on Monday unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year, which makes significant cuts to some federal agencies and projects as part of an effort to slash the federal deficit by $3 trillion over the next 10 years. As part of that effort, Trump has proposed eliminating funding for several agencies, grant programs and institutes. While lawmakers are unlikely to enact most of Trump's proposal, here’s a look at some of the centers and agencies the White House wants to abolish.
  • A simple solution to pay for President Trump's proposed budget.

    02/12/2018 3:24:15 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 5 replies
    Since president Monkey Ears gave away all of those billions of dollars after promising shovel ready jobs. And then going on tv to laughing about lying to the American people.I suggest that all the agencies, states, and companies that received taxpayer money, simply give it back.They didn't do anything that benefited America.Problem solved.
  • Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

    02/12/2018 6:45:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies
    Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ By Caitlin Dewey February 12 at 6:57 PM The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • In budget plan, Trump proposes $336 million aid to Pakistan

    02/12/2018 3:11:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | PTI
    US President Donald Trump today unveiled a US$ 4 trillion annual budget for the fiscal 2019 beginning October 1, proposing US$ 256 million in civilian assistance and US$ 80 million in military aid to Pakistan. The proposal of aid to Pakistan comes weeks after Trump administration suspended nearly US$ 2 billion in security assistance to Islamabad due to its inability to take action against terrorist groups operating from its soil. The White House has said it would consider lifting the freeze if it sees action by Pakistan against terrorist groups. The budgetary proposal says that the military aid depends on...
  • National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Responds to Trump's Proposal to Eliminate the NEA

    02/12/2018 3:16:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Broadway World ^ | February 12, 2018 | BWW Newsdesk
    Earlier today, the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Jane Chu released the following statement regarding President Trump's budget plan for 2019. Today we learned that the President's FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the nation. In FY 2018 to date, the NEA has awarded 1,134 grants totaling $26.68 million to organizations and individuals in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, launched a national songwriting...
  • Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

    02/09/2018 6:48:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 9, 2018 | AP
    <p>Trump tweeted, “Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”</p>
  • White House to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

    02/11/2018 8:37:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Mallory Shelbourne -
    The White House on Monday will unveil its long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure package aimed at overhauling U.S. public works. The plan is structured around four goals: generate $1.5 trillion for an infrastructure proposal, streamline the permitting process down to two years, invest in rural infrastructure projects and advance workforce training. The current system is fundamentally broken and it’s broken in two different ways,” a senior administration official told reporters in a Saturday phone call. “We are underinvesting in our infrastructure, and we have a permitting process that takes so long that even when funds are adequate, it can take a...
  • Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan was leaked, here's a look

    01/25/2018 4:21:12 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 78 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1.23.18 | Jade Scipioni
    Key details of President Trump’s potential $1 trillion infrastructure plan were published on the news website Axios on Monday. The draft, which a White House spokesperson would not comment on, outlines details on how a majority of the money could be spent.
  • Déjà Vu: It’s “Infrastructure Week” … Again

    02/12/2018 1:45:12 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/12/18
    With tax reform accomplished and DACA on its way to a Senate debate, the White House has declared this to be “Infrastructure Week.” They held a meeting this morning with officials from around the country to launch one of Donald Trump’s key campaign promises — a master plan to rebuild and upgrade the nation’s core transportation facilities. The Trump administration will roll out a $1.5 trillion proposal, hoping to retain focus on the issue.
  • Schumer warns: Democrats can’t just be anti-Trump

    02/12/2018 1:29:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 12, 2018 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    Democrats need a positive platform - not just anti-Trump sentiment - to win in this fall's midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday. "You cannot just run against Donald Trump," the New York Democrat said. "It is the job of we Democrats to put together a strong, cohesive economic group of proposals aimed at the middle class and those struggling to get there." It was Trump's ability to connect with those voters, particularly working- and middle-class whites in the industrial midwest, that delivered him the presidency in 2016. But the president's poor approval ratings, Democrats' ability to flip...
  • Trump releases 2019 budget with $3 trillion in cuts

    02/12/2018 12:21:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Naomi Jagoda
    President Trump on Monday rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies, an increase in funding for the Pentagon and $18 billion for a wall on the Mexican border. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over a decade and lower debt levels as a percentage of the gross domestic product, but does not balance by doing away with annual deficits.
  • Donald Trump Blasts Costly Middle East Wars; Launches $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

    02/12/2018 10:43:45 AM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Monday at the White House, criticizing the amount of money wasted in the Middle East before he was presdient. He estimated that the United States had spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, calling it a “mistake.” “It’s crazy… $7 trillion in the Middle East, and the Middle East is far worse now than it was 17 years ago when they went in,” Trump said. “And not so intelligently, I have to say, went in. I’m being nice.” As part of his plan, Trump said that the administration would accelerate...
  • The Education Department Officially Says It Will Reject Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints

    02/12/2018 11:21:47 AM PST · by Salman · 34 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | February 12, 2018 | Dominic Holden
    The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won't investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity, charting new ground in the Trump administration's year-long broadside against LGBT rights. It’s the first time officials have asserted this position publicly as an interpretation of law. No formal announcement has been made. For nearly a year, the Trump administration took a less clear stance, with officials saying they were studying the issue ...
  • Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

    02/12/2018 11:51:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/18 | Joe Concha
    President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. "The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the proposal. "CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it continues. "To conduct...
  • Schumer Raises Alarm About Trump Infrastructure Proposal

    02/11/2018 2:17:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Ethan Harp
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his massive infrastructure bill on Monday, and the plan that once seemed to be a rare issue that both sides could agree on is now facing controversy.</p> <p>As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) addressed the infrastructure plan at Grand Central Terminal Sunday. He was once on board with the plan, but is now concerned with what it could really look like.</p>
  • A Rush Limbaugh History Observation

    12/21/2017 8:07:28 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 9 replies
    N/A | Unpublished | Oscar in Batangas
    I remember about 8½ years ago that Rush Limbaugh questioned obama's economy stimulus scheme to fund shovel-ready projects. I believe the amount under discussion was a bit more than $700 Billion. Rush hypothesized that giving the money back to the American people would have a much greater effect on the economy than obama's plan. He said to test his hypothesis, give half back to Americans and fund shovel-ready projects with the other half. We saw then that shovel-ready wasn't prime time-ready and we all suffered greatly for it. I believe that the overall reaction to this week's tax cut bill...