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Stephen Colbert thinks he knows why the White House executive budget features a two-trillion-dollar mathematical error. “There’s a simple explanation for how this happened: Donald Trump is an idiot. Or he’s lying.”

Reviewing the “logic” behind Trump’s budget math, Colbert notes that cutting rich people’s taxes is expected to “magically” increase revenues by two trillion bucks over ten years — and that budget director Mick Mulvaney then doubles the magic by counting that revenue twice. Magically, a two trillion dollars increase in tax revenues from economic growth when we cut rich people’s taxes…and then counts that revenue twice,

“That’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul,” he snarks, “but you’re paying Paul with a Blockbuster gift certificate…that doesn’t work any more.”

Trying to help Trump, Stephen offers a special introductory math problem — with an uplifting solution.

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Stewart Rhodes

Ten of the eleven members of the white supremacist militia group Oath Keepers who have been charged with seditious conspiracy, including founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes, pleaded not guilty in a virtual hearing on Tuesday. The eleventh person charged was not present, and did not enter a plea.

The judge in this case is U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, the same judge who earlier dealt with, and dismissed, claims that Trump has “absolute immunity.” Judge Mehta also forced Trump’s attorney’s to backtrack over claims that Trump had tried to calm down the situation on January 6, 2021.

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