Monday, March 20, 2017

So much lib entitlement drama over such minute budget cuts

President Trump’s budget proposal is overall oustanding, however the one part of the bill you won’t hear discussed in the liberal media is the debt. The national debt is out of control, but the left-wing media doesn’t care. Instead they will act as the Praetorian guard of big government and viciously attack any attempt to reign in profligate, wasteful federal spending. This is unsustainable. ~ MLS, 3/16/17
President Trump's revealed his budget proposal Thursday, and immediately the headline hysterics commenced. Here's the skinny on perhaps a not-so-skinny budget, but the truth beyond the phony narratives nonetheless...
Critics are portraying these domestic cuts as shocking while Mr. Trump is advertising his defense increases as the largest in history. They’re both wrong. The annual federal budget is now more than $4 trillion, so the White House is proposing to shift a mere 1.35% of that to defense from other priorities. That’s it.
Yet, the feigned outrage of the Left (and unfortunately some of the status quo Righties) over shifting priorities from their incessant siphoning of taxpayer dollars through a grab-bag of supposed political 'untouchables' to some semblance of national sovereignty and defense, as well as budgetary maintenance that might eventually lead to fiscal responsibility one day (God forbid!), have sent a propaganda storm through the media that would have us frightened with grim tails and foreboding feelings that the end is nigh. But I would have to absolutely agree with Erick Erickson on this one: the hue and cry is tiring...
If President Trump blinks, protestors take to the street. If he yawns, a Starbucks goes up in flames by outraged anarchists. If he tweets, progressive activists burn trashcans and hurl them onto interstates blocking rush hour. There is nothing the president can do to avoid the leftwing outrage. It is exhausting just observing it.

The latest outrage is President Trump’s budget. He would like to see eighteen federal agencies abolished, saving over $3 billion. Among those agencies would be the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Immediately, progressive activists took up the cause of Big Bird. President Trump, according to the activists, would mount Big Bird’s head on a wall. Pay no attention to the fact that Big Bird is now on HBO, a for profit endeavor.

While President Trump’s budget could use entitlement reforms to help it balance, it is a step in the right direction. It increases military spending, which is badly needed. It decreases domestic spending and ends the duplication of federal services. But President Trump wants to curtail the Meals on Wheels program. The progressive outrage over this is to declare the budget “not Christian.”

Let us leave aside the humor of people who demand Christians bake cakes for same-sex weddings claiming a budget cut is anti-Christian. What is amazing is that the left thinks only the federal government can feed the elderly and poor and it is somehow an immoral act to suggest otherwise. When government becomes your religion, your arguments take on the character of religious zeal.

Meals on Wheels and other programs targeted for elimination are good programs that benefit people in need. But there is no evidence that such programs cannot be responsibly handled by non-profits and local communities. Christians, in fact, are admonished throughout the Bible to take care of widows, orphans, refugees and the poor. Thanks to an ever-expanding federal government, many Christians have abdicated personal responsibility for that care to the federal government. Churches were given a way out of needing strong social programs because the government took them over.

As a result, people became less dependent on local churches and their local community in general. Whether cause or correlation, there is no real dispute that as American society becomes increasingly secular, families break down, vitriol in the public square increases and society destabilizes.

President Trump’s budget challenges the status quo, which voters in November clearly indicated they wanted challenged. His elimination of programs and eradication of duplicate services is not intended to write off the poor and needy, but to try something new and different. The vitriol has more to do with money than honest complaints. Favored programs are being cut. Planned Parenthood, the high priests of the secular left’s chief sacrament, abortion, cannot be deprived of money. We are not allowed to try anything different.

The left will object no matter what. The substance of their objections amount to “we lost and we were convinced we would never lose again.” The real problems for Donald Trump and his budget are coming from congressional Republicans.

Some are outraged that he wants steep cuts to the State Department and United Nations. Others are upset he wants to cut the budget and mischief making abilities of the Environmental Protection Agency. Still others are upset he wants to increase the military’s budget. Republicans are pronouncing this budget dead on arrival.

If the framework of this budget cannot make it through a Republican congress, no balanced budget ever will. And if no balanced budget can make it through congress, we will one day soon face economic and financial catastrophe. For eight years, Washington politicians behaved like the debt and deficits do not matter. Now they have an Administration that believes both matter and the status quo does nothing but complain.
'If not now, when?' is the proverbial question that continues to be answered with 'NEVER!' by these forces who refuse restraint. Governmental self-control must be reinstated by and for the sake of its People. It's time.

Related links: Liberals: Stop Saying That Trump Will Kill All Meals On Wheels
Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?
In Trump’s $1.065 trillion budget, the details are more in the words than the numbers
America’s Fiscal Insolvency and Its Generational Consequences (February 2015)
PELOSI GALORE: Slams ‘stupid economy’, repeats words, bursts into laughter
Pelosi: Trump Budget Is Systemic Deconstruction of the Federal Government and Its Role’
Despite Liberal Squealing, Meals On Wheels Proves Private Charity Works Best
When the Government Steps Out, the Community Should Step Up
You’re Going to Hell if You Support Cutting Meals on Wheels Funding
It’s About Time Veterans Got The Care They Deserve

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