Yesterday, President Trump – aka ‘the king of debt’ – rolled out a cruel budget proposal that would sharply raise the federal deficit by more than $7 trillion, showing the compounding cruelty of the deficit-exploding GOP tax scam.
Now, President Trump’s budget proposal is being slammed from all sides – including from Republicans enraged that their President has pulled back the curtain on the GOP’s deficit hypocrisy:
TODAY, the White House unveiled their infrastructure plan, claiming ‘$1.5 trillion’ to invest in ‘our failing infrastructure and develop innovative projects.’
But here’s the reality: President Trump is actually only proposing $200 billion in federal funding, while his budget even slashes critical infrastructure funding to the Department of Transportation by nearly 20 percent and the Army Corps of Engineers by 22 percent.
400: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of February 6, 2018
211: Days the GOP House has been in session, 56 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was completed
President Trump might (wrongly) think that the Russia investigation is a hoax, but there is one thing he cannot deny: Russia is coming for the 2018 elections. In fact, CIA Director Pompeo said again last week that he has ‘every expectation’ that Russia will interfere in the midterm elections.
Over the weekend, Speaker Ryan bragged on Twitter about a high school secretary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania getting a raise of $1.50 per week as evidence that the #GOPTaxScam is working. No, we are not joking.
Paul Ryan was so widely and swiftly ridiculed for this that he deleted the tweet. But doing this can’t hide the fact that he seriously thinks that tiny raises for a hard-working Americans while corporations pocket billions shows success.
On the heels of the Super Bowl, it seems like a little Monday morning quarterbacking on the release of Nunes’ bogus memo is in order.
SOTU FACT CHECK: PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL IS NOT BIPARTISAN, HAS EXTREMIST, ANTI-IMMIGRANT PROVISIONS
President Trump’s Claim: “Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives… These four pillars represent a down-the-middle compromise, and one that will create a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
SOTU FACT CHECK: WHEN TRUMP TALKS ABOUT ELIMINATING REGULATIONS HE IS TALKING ABOUT GUTTING CRITICAL CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
President Trump Claim: “In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in history.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ABOUT ELIMINATING REGULATIONS HE IS REALLY TALKING ABOUT GUTTING CRITICAL CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AND PUTTING THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF AMERICA’S FAMILIES AT RISK
President Trump’s Claim: “I am calling on the Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment we need.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
President Trump claim: “We have ended the war on American Energy — and we have ended the war on clean coal…In Detroit, I halted Government mandates that crippled America’s autoworkers — so we can get the Motor City revving its engines once again. Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States — something we have not seen for decades… Soon, plants will be opening up all over the country. This is all news Americans are unaccustomed to hearing — for many years, companies and jobs were only leaving us. But now they are coming back.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]