But there's nothing glorious to be said about the plans that Trump has rolled out for the country in recent days.
First came the daunting
Then the president was in
Then on Thursday, Trump released his blueprint for the nation's budget, a sweeping and ruthless assault on services and social programs. His plan calls for a 10 percent increase in military spending and deep cuts for just about everything else. The reductions range from 31 percent for the
In addition, Trump's spending plan calls for the elimination of all funding for about three dozen independent agencies and commissions including National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
By comparison, the funding for these other programs amounts to little more than a rounding error. The budget for the National Endowment for the Arts, for example, is
So how do these cuts make America great? The short answer is they don't. They just make America uninformed, uninsured and uncertain about a future under the leadership of a man who considers all this "our glorious national destiny."
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