Our national debt is crippling. We already spend more money on defense than the
next 12 or so countries COMBINED. Battleships are not going to defeat ISIS, but
they may end up helping to defeat us. This budget may just be Trump's
attempt to impress Arnold Schwartzenegger.
Well the constitution experts are out this morning!Why are we
cutting the EPA again? If anything should be regulated federally, it should be
environmental issues. It makes no sense to have one state with no regulation
only to have the next state over inheriting their polluted water and air. The
environment shouldn't be a partisan issue.People talk really
big about a balanced budget and cutting programs - until the ones they care
about are on the chopping block. It will be very interesting to see what happens
in the coming months.
@GaryOIf the original intent was not to make the Federal Government
weak then why did they even bother to write the Articles of Confederation? Why
not go straight to the Constitution we have now and make the government as
strong as possible so it could rule every aspect in the lives of the Citizens
kind of like what the Democrats want now a days.
@GaryODo you even read comments before you reply? I said the
constitution did make the Federal Government stronger, but they put a limit on
the central government so America didn't turn into England where the
government ran the lives of the people. The founding fathers wanted to leave
England and get away from a strong centralized government. You should find some
history books and read them. All Universities and Community Colleges have an
American Heritage class you can look into if you want.
Hey ConservativeUtahisBest -RE: "The original intent of the
founding fathers was to make the federal government as weak as possible.
"Absolutely WRONGThe founders wrote the Constitution
to replace the Articles of Confederation, which made our central government far
too WEAK to hold the nation together. The Founders designed the Constitution to
make our central government STRONGER.RE: "@GaryOActually I believe it was our founding fathers that said the government is
inherently evil . . . "You "believe" that huh?Well, it's a belief based on nothing but faith then, not on
provable fact. It doesn't even make sense.If the founders
thought government was "inherently evil," then why did they give us
government?What do you think the Constitution does? It gives us our
government.Hey RedShirt -"Explain why we need to
spend so much on non-constitutional departments?" To get things
done. But they are not "non-constitutional."Congress either
directly or indirectly created those departments because they felt it was
"necessary and proper" to do so.Read the Necessary and
Proper clause. Read the Constitution.
@RedShirt"The funny thing is that under Obama kids were more likely to
die because parents couldn't afford the deductibles on their ACA
plans."You think they would be better off financially if they
were totally uninsured instead?
@garyOHave you heard of the Articles of Confederation? The original
intent of the founding fathers was to make the federal government as weak as
possible. But they found out that it didn't have enough power so they
wrote the Constitution in order to give the Federal Government a little more
power, enough to be able to get SOME tax from the states as well as form a
military from the citizens of the States. But their whole intent was to have a
weaker Federal Government so that America doesn't become like the British
government with is why we had the Revolutionary War in the first place.
To "GaryO" if what Obama had was "high quality", then I will
take lower quality any day.Explain why we need to spend so much on
non-constitutional departments?Also, you don't make any sense.
You claim that expenses will go up, but anybody who can use any amount of logic
knows that if you cut government you actually reduce costs. Since government
doesn't produce anything, it isn't like anything that requires quality
will be lost.To "Kent C. DeForrest" is the sky falling in
your world too? You sound like chicken little. The funny thing is that under
Obama kids were more likely to die because parents couldn't afford the
deductibles on their ACA plans. Why worry about corporations polluting we get
pollution directly from the EPA. Can you explain how we maintain the
entitlements with less money going in to support them? You do realize that
under Obama, the US scores in education already went down. Your fears about
Trump were already realized under Obama.
Hey Conservative Utah is best -"@GaryOActually I
believe it was our founding fathers that said the government is inherently evil
. . . "You "believe" that huh?Well,
it's a belief base on nothing but faith then, not on provable fact. It
doesn't even make sense.If the founders thought government was
"inherently evil," then why did they give us government?What do you think the Constitution does?It gives us our
Watch the conservatives start screaming when the benefits they expect from
government start to disappear. It is common knowledge that the "taker"
states are primarily red and the "payer" states are generally blue. Maybe now America will finally see what happens when the Republicans get
their way: millions more uninsured; corporations set free to pollute and scam;
Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security drastically whacked; massive shifts in
wealth from the already poor to the already rich (assuming this is even
possible); America falling further behind the world in education; no immigration
reform; immense deficits (as revenues shrink but spending doesn't); and a
marked increase in global warming. I mean, what else can we expect.
This is what they have been promising for decades.
@GaryOActually I believe it was our founding fathers that said the
government is inherently evil and should be limited. But I am glad you are
putting the republicans with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Edison, and
Hey Harrison Bergeron -RE: "I have to admit that I did not
believe Trump would follow through on actually cutting government. "Oh really?I knew Trump in the White House would cut the
QUALITY of our government. That was an easy call. It happens whenever
there's a Republican in the oval office.The quality of our
government goes down . . . As expenses go up, the deficits explode, promises go
unfulfilled, and more lies are generated blaming the Democrats.When
Republicans take power, their favorite claim comes true. Government becomes evil.
I have to admit that I did not believe Trump would follow through on actually
cutting government. I thought that he was just a big talker and would end up
growing government like everyone before him. If he actually gets
this done, I will gladly eat crow.
You mean a Billionaire's view.
This is like a press release from the Democrat party. . . oh wait, it is AP,
the unofficial arm of the DNC. We wouldn't want to wait for budgetary
facts prior to criticism would we. . . ?
America the entity fares reasonably well in this budget. America as it consists
of people does not.
As he should The era of bumbling liberal goofiness is overLong live