Trumpistopheles is proposinging his very first big boy budget, and he proposes to cut $3.6 trillion from the federal budget. That's trillion, with a "t." To paraphrase the late conservative curmudgeon Sen. Everett Dirksen, "A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."
Federal budgets are very complex and sophisticated things, difficult for anyone to understand. So please allow me to me offer this very simple explanation of the Trump budget:
- Are you part of the military-industrial complex? Relax, you're fine. You get even more money than before.
- Are you wealthy, and want for nothing? Congratulations! You get some sweet tax cuts.
- Are you not wealthy and getting some federal assistance or protection? Fuck you, you're not getting it anymore.