Monday, March 20, 2017

John Oliver shows how Trump budget hurts his rural voters

Between March Madness and state issues tying me up, I haven't had too much time to go into the idiotic Trump budget that was rolled out last week. Fortunately, John Oliver was able to mention this in his HBO show on Sunday.

A few of my favorite lines from Oliver's segment.

“It is sort of fitting that the list of budget cuts scroll by, like the end credits for America.”

“Basically Mulvaney treated Trump’s past statements the way Trump treats women, randomly singling out a few of them, and then reducing them down to numbers.”

“You don’t cut those (small) agencies as a cost-saving measure, you do it as a ‘fuck you.’”

I also like that Oliver goes into detail on the fact that the Appalachian Regional Commission is eliminated in the Trump budget, and he jumps off from there to point out that many of these cuts are in white rural areas that gave Trump his biggest support. Including a proposal that literally turns these places into “flyover country” because it ends subsidies for small-town airports.

Much like we saw in an article this weekend where the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill would screw rural Wisconsinites the worst, the constituents and states that put these guys into power would be the ones who are going to be hurt the most by Trump’s budget.

But hey, you showed us “over-ejukated lib’ruls last November, didn’t you? SUCKERS!

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