Monday, March 20, 2017

Policy by Id

Mick Mulvaney has said he created Trump's budget proposal by "using the president’s own words."  So this is what a budget without thought for sound fiscal policy nor long-term planning looks like.  This is policy by id.

So it should surprise no one that, not only does this budget stomp on the poor and disadvantaged whilst transferring more wealth to the Trump classes; it does not even make fiscal sense.


Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group

The same idiocy applies to cutting the IRS budget.  Every dollar spent to the critically underfunded agency results in $6 for the treasury.

Other items, like the millions for the border wall (expected to eventually cost more than $20 billion), will add to the deficit even if they work as designed.

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