So, the nation cannot afford meals on wheels for senior citizens, but we can afford to build more aircraft carriers, even though we own as many as the rest of the world combined, and most of those owned by other nations are barely functional (not large enough for any modern jets except Harriers, which are all at the end of their service life) or scheduled for retirement.
We can also afford $180 million dollars a year, so the "first lady" doesn't have to actually live in that dump of a White House with her "husband." I'm sure that many of us might have some sympathy with her in that regard, but still, that is more than the annual budget of the National Endowment for the Arts, which is about to be eliminated because it is far less important than Melania's right to live wherever she wants at our very considerable expense.
This isn't a budget; it is a sick joke at the expense of the American people. The only conclusion that can be drawn from this, if you hadn't figured it out already, is that the Republican party is totally composed of greed maddened sadists. It is not enough for them to take every penny of wealth from ordinary Americans; they have to deliberately harm them as much as possible in the process. These are truly evil people, bent on a crusade of cruelty and theft the likes of which the world has never seen.
But then, people like me have stood by, watching in incredulity as the rest of the country refuses to see, or at least admit, this obvious truth. No, we are the Greatest Country on Earth, where lives and jobs and health care and education and infrastructure and freedom and everything else is a hundred times as good as anywhere else on earth, and if we just kick out the coloreds and the people with the wrong religion, our country will keep its place as the nation most beloved of God. And that pathetic delusion is apparently worth more to the American people than all of the really great things they could have if they would just face up to what has happened to them.
But no. I read yesterday that the perverted Duggars are angry because one of their daughters is wearing shorts in public. And that Honey Boo Boo's mother has lost weight. These are the important things. The government killing us all? Not so significant. So, why bother reading the news?