Tagged: Trump the idiot
September 11, 2018 at 09:38 #648CapricornKeymaster
" All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. " — George Orwell.
February 19, 2020 at 16:05 #31754
Well if a mistress was involved that explains it. Trump admires someone with a mistress.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng PendergastFebruary 19, 2020 at 16:32 #31760
Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch
Two pending rule changes meant to reduce what the Trump administration calls abuse of federal benefit programs could also mean hundreds of thousands of children lose access to free school meals.
The first proposed change: The Trump administration wants to tighten states’ standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. States have long been able to simplify enrollment in SNAP, allowing families who live in near poverty to apply for the benefit with less paperwork and somewhat more flexible rules to qualify. But the administration believes some households are getting benefits they don’t deserve.
“Too often, states have misused this flexibility without restraint,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in July, when the change was proposed. “That is why we are changing the rules, preventing abuse of a critical safety net system, so those who need food assistance the most are the only ones who receive it.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposal would force states to tighten SNAP enrollment standards. As a result of the proposed change, USDA estimates more than 3 million people would lose access to food stamps.
What does all this have to do with school lunches? Depends on who you ask.
“The truth is, the real impact of this rule on school lunches is virtually zero,” Sam Adolphsen told the House Oversight Committee earlier this month. He’s policy director for the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit group. “In fact, in 34 states, not one single child will lose their school lunch eligibility as a result of this rule.”
At the same hearing, sitting just a few feet away, Diane Sullivan told a different story. She is an anti-poverty advocate with the group Witnesses to Hunger and has two sons in high school. “Without SNAP, in addition to having less food at home, my sons could lose access to free school meals,” she said, calling the move “a gut shot to those least equipped to take the blow or to fight back.”
So Trump touts a young lady, gives her (he says) a scholarship because of the poor school she’s going to which is far from the truth, but anyway. . . he wants to insure kids don’t get a good education because they are malnourished.
What a guy.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng PendergastFebruary 22, 2020 at 16:57 #31908
Trump Calls for Social Security Cuts for the 4th Consecutive Year
It’s that time of the year again, folks… and no, I’m not talking about tax season.
The first quarter of every calendar year is traditionally when a sitting president will release their federal budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year (a federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 and begins on Oct. 1). Although presidential budget proposals often prove to be nothing more than talking points, with the actual spending bills passed by Congress rarely mirroring what the president suggested, one aspect of Trump’s latest budget proposal has people talking.
Trump’s proposal calls for $4.8 trillion in federal spending for fiscal 2021, and would include a modest increase in defense spending and a substantive boost in funding for artificial intelligence. The president’s budget also provides an outline over the next 10 years that would reduce federal outlays and save the government $4.4 trillion.
While there are numerous pages of proposals that detail how these savings would arise, one cut, in particular, stands out.
In Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget, he calls for a reduction in outlays to the Social Security program of $24 billion over the next decade. More than half of these savings would be derived from changes made to Social Security’s Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.
The president’s proposed “cut” to Social Security is of special concern to the 9.9 million people who received an SSDI benefit check last month. Of these 9.9 million people, almost 8.4 million are disabled workers, many of whom are reliant on the $1,258 a month that the program pays, on average.
This proposal also comes after President Trump promised not to touch any of the entitlement programs, which includes Social Security, while on the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016.
So Trump was lying when he said he wouldn’t touch Social Security? Imagine that.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng PendergastFebruary 23, 2020 at 08:26 #31932
‘We should be very afraid’: Admiral who oversaw Bin Laden raid hits out at Trump over sacking of intelligence chief
In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy Seal raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president’s actions.
Retired navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job – the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.
He writes: “As Americans, we should be frightened – deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security – then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.”
Admiral McRaven opens with the famous quote from Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
He lists the good men and women that have come and gone in the Trump administration: Jim Mattis, John Kelly, HR McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats, and now Joe Maguire, and later mournfully says that “in this administration, good men and women don’t last long”.
Mr Maguire’s extensive career, including 36 years as a Navy Seal, is described in detail by Admiral McRaven who paints a picture of a patriot and a man of integrity.
When caught up in the Ukraine whistleblower case, Mr Maguire told the White House he would testify if asked and would tell the truth – and he did, says Admiral McRaven.
“He earned the respect of the entire intelligence community. They knew a good man was at the helm. A man they could count on, a man who would back them, a man whose integrity was more important than his future employment.”
Former CIA director John Brennan has also sounded the alarm about the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the operations of US national security. Mr Brennan referred to the dismissal of Mr Maguire as “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community”.
Mr Maguire has been replaced in an acting capacity by Trump loyalist and US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell – a move widely criticised due to Mr Grenell’s complete lack of experience in the field of intelligence.
The president has said that he will nominate a permanent appointee to the role of director of national intelligence.
The New York Times reports that Mr Grenell has already installed his own leadership team. He has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing Mr Maguire gave to the House Intelligence Committee last week, in which he informed lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.
When news of the briefing reached Mr Trump, he was reportedly “livid” and complained that Democrats would use it against him. Mr Maguire was dismissed shortly afterwards.February 29, 2020 at 16:01 #32240GaleParticipant
Stephen King has an opinion about trump.
Hard to believe there was ever a world leader as dumb as Donald Trump. Can’t spell, can’t read, has never managed anything approaching an original thought. His brain is like a radio playing at top volume, but between stations.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 29, 2020
“I take no responsibility at all.” Donald Trump
“Anyone who wants a test can get a test.” Donald TrumpFebruary 29, 2020 at 18:45 #32251February 29, 2020 at 18:46 #32252February 29, 2020 at 18:47 #32253March 13, 2020 at 22:05 #32724GaleParticipantMarch 14, 2020 at 08:29 #32725March 21, 2020 at 21:36 #32933March 22, 2020 at 06:08 #32935
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