The media division of the Military Industrial Complex is at it again. Make that the entertainment division.
It is said that a major Western front German offensive during the closing weeks of “The Great War” in 1918 was halted because the soldiers smelled French sausage coming from French mess areas in the rear. The Germans had unleashed a massive artillery barrage that devastated the French positions. Then divisions of German soldiers went over the top, negotiated the “No-mans land” and overran French positions. The French were in full retreat until the German soldiers came across French messing facilities that were in the midst of cooking sausage for the French troops. Imagine that. The smell of French sausage was more enticing than supporting the German national interest. By then, of course, the German soldier was spent. Ludendorff and the German war machine had milked the German for all they were worth.
Today, in Ludendorff fashion, the Neo-cons are avoiding the Obamacare wealth redistribution nanny state and are attempting to increase military spending and deficits. After 16 years in the trenches of perpetual war, Republicans are still asking us to go over the top and into a no-mans land of fiscal insanity.
Today, the House just passed Donald Trump’s 2018 budget. While it makes appropriate cuts to several Federal entities, it also increases military spending after 16 years of massive military spending and perpetual war. In fact, the Ops tempo has created a massive pilot shortage. It seems that on their way to the 3rd world sandbox shithole for the 150th time, they smelled the sausage. In response, General David L. Goldfein wants to force retired pilots back into the Air Force to support their next top-secret neo-con war of choice.
Of course, the Trump budget creates yet another $700 billion deficit. Even then, Trump wants a tax cut for corporations and the middle class. To fund the corporate tax cut, and fund the 2018 military budget, Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady of the Ways and Means committee wants to reduce tax deductions for 401K contributions to $2400. What a moron. Provide a worthless smoke and mirrors tax break for tax paying citizens and then severely restrict 401k tax deductions. That’s not a tax break. That is a massive tax increase and a slight of hand line item. In addition, Kevin Brady’s proposal will tank the stock market. The stock market bubble must be mitigated via slow and methodical interest rate increases and not choking off the 401K contributions stream. Attacking the 401K system is not an answer. In fact, the proposals make the neo-cons look like self-serving fools that like to suck off their warmongering donor base.
Donald Trump should freeze military spending at 2017 budget levels. He should eliminate the military Ops budget, and cut the Education Department by 50%. Instead of a middle-class tax cut, he should only focus on cutting corporate taxes and residential real estate capital gains back to 15%. Obamacare subsidies must be lowered and the entire Obamacare rules structure revised. Obamacare Medicare/Medicaid expansion policies must have a minimum policy cost of $150.00. Income qualification lowered to $15,000 pretax income levels. Every state Obamacare exchange must add all out of state insurance policies constructs per the Trump executive order.
In reality, Trump’s tax cut BS is a really a bad attempt at orchestrating a stale and insincere smoke and mirrors anti-tax Republican dogma campaign. The reality is that Neo-con Republicans only want a massive military spending increase.
The Obama era took utter hundreds of billions if not trillions from the pockets of Americans via Obamacare. Now the Republicans want to follow up with another wealth redistribution method via reducing 401K contributions. So, in reality, they want to reduce our senior’s ability to live satisfactorily in retirement and give the proceeds to the military. this is a grotesque and naked attempt at really screwing over the American people.
The Donald Trump budget is yet another adventure in Federal Fiscal retardation. The Republicans are dropping to their knees to fellate McCain Thornburg and line the pockets of special interest.
If Trump runs his own company like he is running the US government budget, there is a reason why he won’t release his tax returns.
Seems that Trump’s “Make America Great Again.” has morphed into make America neo-con again and smoke up your ass tax cuts. Maybe his slogan should be “make seniors eat dog food during retirement?”
The US Senate needs to chop this budget up further and send the president a budget that lowers the current budget shortfall by $200 billion. You shouldn’t be engaging in generational theft and slipping the bill to our children after 16 years of war profiteering. How dare you!
The US Federal government is a paracytic duplication of effort and must be reduced.
Walden looks fried, and this Kevin Brady is completely disconnected from reality.
Rand Paul to the batter’s box…..