"It’s not just about cutting. It’s about doing the work to make smarter choices.”
After creating chaos earlier this morning by threatening to veto the proposed Senate and Congressional omnibus spending bill, adding an additional 1.3 trillion dollars to the previous 1.7 trillion added by the Republican tax reform law passed just over a month ago, Mr. Trump finally decided to sign the legislation, announcing his decision to a pool of reporters in the Diplomat Room of the White House this afternoon.
"[Trump] keeps saying that ‘we’ need to be paid by the Europeans for the fact that we have troops in Europe or provide defense there. But that’s not how it works."
"Glad you think it was great, @POTUS. Would have been greater if you didn't treat NATO like protection racket, or allies like deadbeats"
Trump's budget directs dollars away from the people who need it most, vulnerable children and the elderly, to fill the swamp he promised to drain
Republicans are looking for ways to increase the already bloated defense budget they claim is woefully underfunded. And, as is their wont, they are targeting domestic programs due to their regard for the "out-of-control" and "unsustainable deficit."
Long a target for cuts by liberals, two fiscally conservatives groups have now also joined the call for reduced defense spending.
Koch brothers' front group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), sent congratulations to Republicans and their supporters around the country for helping push the sequester cuts.
Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an IUD?
If Willard Romney controls the world's most powerful military will repeat the Iraq and Afghanistan disasters because he is, after all, just George W. Bush with magic underwear.
What Americans should remember is that a convicted war criminal and arguably the worst president in history just endorsed his 'updated' clone to be the next worst president in history.
Paul Ryan's description of a fictional woman who lives a decent life as "creepy" because of a caring government defines Republicans as the cruel, cold-hearted beasts they really are.
Republicans scammed the Catholic Bishops on birth control, and now they are ignoring the same Bishops' pleas that programs that aid the poor not be cut.
Mitt Romney’s tax proposal would double the size of the Bush cuts with no plan to fund the cuts other than capping spending on programs 99% of Americans depend on.
Republicans want to take the country back to the 1950s, and they want to cut taxes for the wealthy claiming it is good for the economy even though the Bush-era tax cuts have not created jobs or stimulated the economy. Republicans also oppose cutting defense spending that drains the economy and takes valuable resources that could rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create jobs.
John McCain is a war hero, and advocates permanent wars regardless the cost in lives and drain on the economy. He also knows that allowing gays to serve in the military is wrong, regardless that a majority of Americans, the Pentagon, and service members support repealing DADT. McCain also doesn’t want an end to the war in Afghanistan because he has gross memory loss regarding the Iraq war.
"A spigot of defense spending opened up after 9/11, yet for years, there has been dismal oversight of contractors handling hundreds of billions of dollars in contracts for weapons and other goods and services."