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Budget

In Trump’s Budget, Both Epic Betrayal And Mathematical Fraud

Aside from defense spending, the Trump budget violates nearly every programmatic promise he made to voters last year. And adding insult to real injuries, he pretends to fulfill his promise to balance the budget with fake numbers.

Not only are the numbers phony, but they represent the most audacious mathematical con game in a federal budget that anyone in Washington can remember. It is phonier than the phony budgets cooked up during the Reagan era, when the president’s own budget director eventually confessed, “None of us really understands what’s going on with all these numbers.”

May 26, 2017
budget

#EndorseThis: Should Children Eat? A Short Course In Trump’s Cruel Budget

Stephen Colbert isn’t impressed by the grandiose title affixed to Trump’s first federal budget, “A New Foundation For American Greatness,” and notes that the president and his budget director Mick Mulvaney are “building that new foundation for American greatness on the ground-up bones of poor people.”

May 24, 2017
Trump tax returns

They’re Coming For Your Taxes, Donnie

It’s almost April 15 and the American people want Donald Trump’s receipts. On the second Saturday in April, organizers are planning marches in Washington, D.C. and dozens of other cities across the U.S. to call on the president to release his tax returns. Given the improving weather and polls that suggest that about 3 out of […]

April 3, 2017
other colbert returns defend trump budget

#EndorseThis: The Other Colbert Returns To Defend Trump Budget

That other Colbert can explain why cutting Meals on Wheels funding for services to elderly, shut-in seniors is actually “the most compassionate thing we can do,” as Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney insisted.

March 21, 2017
Nannygate

Senate Narrowly Confirms Mulvaney As Trump’s Budget Director

The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as White House budget director in a 51-49 vote. Underscoring the rocky reception that President Trump’s Cabinet nominees have had on Capitol Hill, the vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed Mulvaney along with 46 Democrats and two independents.

February 16, 2017
Nannygate

Budget Chief Nominee Has A Serious ‘Nannygate’ Problem

Rep. Mulvaney surely knew better. As a state lawmaker and in Congress, he has supported measures that would bar governments from hiring applicants with outstanding tax debts or penalties. It’s hard to imagine he really believed the person he paid to take care of his children didn’t have a real job (or a real employer).

February 1, 2017
Mulvaney will enforce federal layoffs

Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Keep Omitting Millions From Ethics Forms

President Trump’s cabinet is worth a combined $14 billion, and they are catching flack in recent weeks for confessing an inability to keep track of their vast sums of wealth. Private bankers who work with the ultra rich say that if they had a dollar for every time a client forgot about a million, they would be, well, almost as rich as their clients.

January 27, 2017
Paul Ryan, ACA, Obamacare

How Paul Ryan Plans To Teach Scrooge A Lesson

Ebenezer Scrooge may be Charles Dickens’ personification of everything that is wrong with unfettered greed. But to Paul Ryan, Scrooge — with his estimated net worth of $1.6 billion — is a proud example of those job creators that he calls “small businessmen.”

December 19, 2016