President Trump’s budget calls for tax reductions for the rich, increased spending for the military and police and austerity for everybody else except veterans.
There isn’t enough money for programs of material benefit to the American public (except veterans programs, which I favor), but there is plenty of money for the military and police if the people rise up against the government.
These would be the priorities of an unpopular Third World dictator. It reminds me of something the SF writer Charles Stross once wrote about preemptive counter-revolution.
White House Says Cutting Meals on Wheels Is ‘Compassionate’ by Eric Levitz for New York magazine.
Putting Trump’s Budget in Perspective by Ruth Cuniff for The Progressive. (Hat tip to Bill Harvey)
Here’s How Donald Trump’s Budget Screws Over the People Who Elected Him by Tim Murphy for Mother Jones.
Why Trump’s budget may be ‘devastating’ to his supporters by Peter Grier and Francine Kiefer for the Christian Science Monitor.
Trump’s budget would cut funding for Appalachia – and his allies in coal country are livid by Brad Plumer for Vox [Added 3/21/2017]