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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:11 PM

CHARLES P. PIERCE: You can draw a straight line from Reaganomics to Trump's budget.

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You can draw a straight line from Reaganomics to Trump's budget.

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This proposed budget isn't extreme. Reagan's proposed budget in 1981 was extreme. This budget is short-sighted, cruel to the point of being sadistic, stupid to the point of pure philistinism, and shot through with the absolute and fundamentalist religious conviction that the only true functions of government are the ones that involve guns, and that the only true purpose of government is to serve the rich.

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Who in the hell zeroes out Meals on Wheels? Who decides that a program that spends $3 million to help volunteers feed the elderly and infirm in their communities is something that the country can no longer afford? Who are the men in the meetings who make this kind of call? What are their names? Trot them out so the country knows who they are. C'mon, David Brooks, find out who they are and explain why National Greatness Conservatism has a problem with starving elderly shut-ins.

The National Endowment For The Arts? The National Endowment For The Humanities? The Corporation For Public Broadcasting?

Who in the hell zeroes out the NEA, or the NEH, or the CPB? Who decides that rural museums, and Ken Burns, and Antiques Roadshow are too elitist for a country full of righteous bumpkins? I'll tell you who does. Newt Gingrich does, that's who, and 23 years ago Newt Gingrich was the superstar of the conservative movement, the intellectual anchor of the modern Right, until, of course, he became a public embarrassment. You know who else does? George Effing Will, just today, that's who. These programs did not become targets last November.

WHO IN THE HELL ZEROES OUT MEALS ON WHEELS?

Climate change?

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:15 PM

1. My mother and father inlaw utilized Mean on Wheels a year ago

They both voted for Trump. I wonder how many other elderly screwed themselves by voting for the con artist.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:21 PM

2. Leave the weak, sick and old behind--just like you-know-who.

I try not to violate Godwin's rule but like the paranoids, sometimes someone really is out to get you Herr Trumpler!

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 05:23 PM

3. K & R

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