|I think Roy got his celebrations reversed
||[Jan. 21st, 2017|11:15 am]
"A national moment of celebration, but not a celebration of victory, a celebration of democracy."|
-- (Republican) Sen. Roy Blount on Trump's inauguration, in his opening remarks
-- number of times Trump used the word "democracy" in his inaugural address
"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America..."
-- number of times Trump mentioned the Constitution in his address
I saw photos of the parade route to the White House. It's amazing how empty the bleachers were. It will be interesting to see what the attendance numbers were, and I'm sure "45" will complain about how just like the polls the numbers are wrong. Meanwhile today the Women's March on Washington scored half a million people.
I didn't turn on the TV yesterday, the only news that I looked at was international or tech. I couldn't bear it.
I just don't think I can call him President, at least not for a while, so I think I'm just going to call him "45". He's claiming he's going to cut spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years, which is interesting because the annual federal budget is about $3.8 trillion total. And he's going to cut funding for the departments of Commerce and Energy, Transportation, Justice, and State, he's going to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and eliminate the National Endowments for Arts and Humanities. All of which are pretty much the smallest slices of the budget pie. Over three quarters of federal spending is social security and unemployment, medicare and health, and the military. And he's planning on growing the military. So how is he going to cut $10 trillion?
Bill Clinton had a positive budget and Obama had a declining budget. Every republican administration has had negative budgets, they just can't admit it.
Marvin is looking pretty damn cheerful right now.
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