A Mock Trial in the Court of Common Sense
CHARGE: Donald Trump is slashing critical programs from America's budget EVIDENCE: Smart Dissent: Budget
EXHIBIT A: Bloomberg: "These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump's Proposed Budget" FULL STORY
EXHIBIT B: TrumpBeat: Follow The Money If You Want To Know What Trump Will Do
MAR. 3, 2017 READ FULL STORY
EXHIBIT D: The White House says eliminating Meals on Wheels America is "one of the most compassionate things it can do."
EXHIBIT G: Cutting $200 million from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, Trump would be taking away funds from vital familial health initiatives, such as efforts "reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity," should his proposed budget be passed in its current state (that likely won't happen, but whether WIC programs will remain on the table following congressional debate is yet to be seen). It would also cut initiatives that "[provide] food vouchers for low-income pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under five years old," as well as preexisting programs offering venues for "breastfeeding support and nutrition education." READ FULL ARTICLE
EXHIBIT I: First on CNN: Generals come to State Department defense
By Nicole Gaouette, CNN - March 21, 2017 A small army of retired three- and four-star generals launched a mission on Capitol Hill Tuesday: to defend the State Department against drastic budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. President Donald Trump's budget would increase military spending by about $54 billion dollars, while cutting the State Department's budget by $11 billion, or 28.7%, in large part by slashing aid and development funds. Reducing the investment in diplomacy, aid and development will make the US ultimately less safe, argued retired four-star Gen. George Casey, the former commanding general in Iraq from 2004 to 2007. "It's important not to see this as just a nice thing to do," Casey told CNN during his visit to Capitol Hill. "It's an important tool of national security policy." READ/WATCH FULL STORY
EXHIBIT J: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Donald Trump slashes foreign aid
ASSOCIATED PRESS - March 29, 2017 READ FULL STORY
EXHIBIT K: "No words to describe how cruel it is": What slashing the Labor Department budget by 21 percent would mean Trump's "budget blueprint" would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services ELIZABETH GROSSMAN, IN THESE TIMES - MAR 24, 2017 READ FULL STORY
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LIST OF CHARGES: Donald Trump is a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. Donald Trump is a HYPOCRITE. Donald Trump packed his Swamp Cabinet with billionaire dirtbags & unqualified know nothings, and is surrounded by the worst group of minions in American Presidential history. Donald Trump and his minions have deep financial ties with Putin's Russia. Donald Trump 'allegedly' colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 Presidential Election Donald Trump Breaks the Law of the US Constitution's Emoluments Clause. Donald Trump breaks The U.S. Code. Donald Trump libeled Barack Obama. Donald Trump Attacks the Judiciary. Donald Trump Attacks the First Amendment & Freedom of the Press. Donald Trump is a misogynist. Donald Trump attacks women. Donald Trump Mocks the Disabled. Donald Trump is a RACIST. Donald Trump suppressed the African-American vote through the Super Pacs. Donald Trump is a Jingoistic Bigot pushing a Muslim Ban, border wall and immigration policy. Donald Trump is an Anti-Semite (despite now having Jewish grandchildren!). Donald Trump is destroying critical US alliances. Donald Trump is a 5-time Draft Dodger & complete failure regarding all aspects of the military and veterans. Donald Trump used a war widow (that he needlessly created) to score political points. Donald Trump Attacks the FBI and American intel agencies. Donald Trump rules by fear and intimidation of individual Americans. Donald Trump heads a family loaded with conflicts of interest. Donald Trump is slashing critical programs from the federal budget including Meals on Wheels & WIC. YOU ARE HERE! Donald Trump will throw millions of people off of their Obamacare(ACA) health insurance by replacing it with Trumpcare (a gift to the insurance companies & a massive taxcut for his billionaire friends), Donald Trump forces America to spend endless millions to protect him and his family by jetsetting around the world to promote his own businesses. Donald Trump is destroying the environment. Donald Trump is destroying America's farms. Donald Trump hates animals. Donald Trump doesn't read books or know history. Donald Trump is a NARCISSISTIC PSYCHOPATH. Donald Trump is UNSTABLE. Donald Trump is DELUSIONAL. Donald Trump is CORRUPT. Donald Trump is a CONMAN. Donald Trump is a FAILURE. Donald Trump is DANGEROUS.