Blueprint For A Banana Republic

Back in March, which seems like a lifetime ago, Pres. Trump released his fist budget…..and it was a doozey….but instead of sounding like a plan it reads more like the ideas of a banana republic.

President Trump has released a budget blueprint outlining increased military spending and cuts across other agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department. Congress will still have to draft a formal budget, but the plan released Thursday by the White House indicates the president’s priorities. Read the full document below. Read more about the specific proposals and their implications here.

But if you do not like others analysis of the budget then take the time a read the damn thing for yourself and see what is being done to this country.

Source: Full Text Of President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint : NPR

If you read and are capable of understanding what you have read then you will see that this budget is turning our country into a banana republic style military dictatorship….and if you remember any history at all then you will recall that this will lead to NOTHING good.

A combination of spending cuts that will escalate domestic poverty while simultaneously increasing investments in militarism.

The Trump administration has officially unveiled its proposed budget to “Make America Great Again,” and by all accounts it’s a total flop. Most news outlets are ignoring the greater implications of what is proposed in the budget itself—the society America would become if the Trump budget became official.

Source: Trump’s Budget Is a Blueprint for a Banana Republic-Style Military Dictatorship | Alternet

The only saving grace is that this budget seems to have very little support from either side of the aisle.  It may well be dead before it arrives…..

We can hope that calmer more reasonable minds will prevail…..but I am not holding my breath.

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4 thoughts on “Blueprint For A Banana Republic

  1. I have been watching an American TV show called ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, set in a not too distant future. In that series, there is a ‘false flag’ attack on Congress. This is used by the government to instigate martial law. They ban women from working, and elevate the status of men. LGBT people are executed, and rebels have tried to fight back, but are only left in two states, with Anchorage their capital. Society has been returned to a kind-of Christian fundamentalism, with the rule of law drawn straight from biblical text.
    It appears too far-fetched at first, but then you begin to realise how easily it could happen.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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