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Trump's proposed budget is DOA

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  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Lawmakers, even the Republican ones, reject Trump's proposed plan to cut environmental protection, cut infrastructure spending, and still increase the deficit.

    His proposed budget, like his plan to repeal the ACA and replace it with something more expensive that covers fewer Americans, is dead on arrival in Congress.

    Good news!
     
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    It makes you wonder what sort of advice he is receiving - surely you would do a whip count on a proposition before it goes to the house? Is Priebus playing chicken with the whips?
    I assume now that the backroom deals are being done bewteen the party leaders and whips? It seems that there is going to be some kind of bi-partisan deal struck outside of what Mulvaney wants? He must be running round in circles at the moment.

    Interesting comments from the CBO

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    http://www.crfb.org/papers/re-estimating-presidents-budget-reasonable-economic-assumptions
     
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    He is proposing what he said he would.
    Whether it's DOA or not remains to be seen. He did get elected on the concept.
    Nobody gets 100% of what they want and this is a budget only, not legislation so it's miles from any whip.
    This is the theater part. Time will tell what gets voted on.
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't recall him saying that he wanted to increase the deficit, but he said so many things that I could have missed it.
    When both parties are saying the budget is DOA, then you can be pretty sure it's going nowhere.
    Yes, no doubt the back room deals are starting. If you like sausages and laws....
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Oddly enough he was pretty honest about that but he also knew and said as the economy roared back the revenue would improve accordingly to help with that.
    Everyone grouse s but let's see what they do when their constituents speak up.
    We have a spending problem that must be addressed.
    I'm glad he is doing it.
     
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    So, he did say he'd increase the deficit, but he's going to solve the spending problem by doing so?

    That makes about as much sense as anything else he's done.
     
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    Kennedy understood it.
     
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