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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:59 AM

Trump tells a lot of little lies. This is the big one.

By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer February 12 at 7:48 PM

The Trump administration is an aberration, an outrage, a threat to the nationís very soul. But most of all, itís a great big fraud.

Voters who thought President Trump would at least try to fulfill his populist, America-first campaign promises were cynically and cruelly deceived. Trump placates these supporters with rhetoric, distracts them with cultural warfare and encourages them to seek refuge in cultural chauvinism. What he doesnít do for them is deliver.

The most recent evidence of Trumpís dishonesty comes in the budget and infrastructure plans the administration released Monday. Both are half smoke-and-mirrors, half traditional Republican economic policy. Forgive the redundancy.

Remember how the president promised a $1 trillion program to rebuild the nationís roads, bridges, airports and railroads? Well, he claims to be doing even more ó $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next decade. But the promise comes with little or no new federal money, which means it barely qualifies as an idle wish.

Trump says he wants to spend just $200 billion over 10 years on infrastructure, with cities and states providing the rest. But mayors and governors donít have $1.3 trillion lying around; ask them, if you donít believe me. And since the $200 billion is supposed to come from savings elsewhere in the budget, Trump effectively plans to give with one hand and take away with the other.

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Reply Trump tells a lot of little lies. This is the big one. (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #1
BSdetect Feb 2018 #2
pangaia Feb 2018 #6
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #8
Hayduke Bomgarte Feb 2018 #3
global1 Feb 2018 #4
Angry Dragon Feb 2018 #5
pangaia Feb 2018 #7
Stardust1 Feb 2018 #9
dalton99a Feb 2018 #10
imanamerican63 Feb 2018 #11
Orsino Feb 2018 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:03 PM

1. Good read...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:07 PM

2. As long as the MSM is manipulated we can never deal with all the idiots who support drumph

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:20 PM

6. The MSM isn't being manipulated. They are not dumb people. ( Well, most.)

They are just presenting what they are told or want to present.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

8. There is an alternative.

http://www.kpfk.org/

Listener supported radio. I don't work for that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:23 PM

3. I really, really like

Eugene Robinson.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:25 PM

4. Trump's Plan Is Just A Disguised Way Of Getting To What The Repugs Call....

entitlements. That's where they intend to get a bulk of the money.

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:10 PM

5. Get rid of corporate welfare and loopholes

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:20 PM

7. It has always been thus, at least since Jan 1981.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:02 AM

9. So...

How's that wall coming along?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:04 AM

10. It is a massive scam.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:11 AM

11. It is the same way he runs his businesses!

He short changes everyone he deals with and then expects he will get away with any lies he tells! Sound familiar? Absolutely!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:30 AM

12. It's hardly cruel to deceive the "America-firsters."

It was cruel of them to support a bigoted platform, and only justice for the lies to be revealed.

The cruelty will be in the disasters they and their families will face along with the rest of us.

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