Last month, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the federal budget deficit had hit $895 billion and would rise to $1 trillion before the year ends — earlier than predicted. They attributed the growth to the tax cuts and spending bills.
The military budget for FY2018 is only $717 billion, or,
Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is
BY KIMBERLY AMADEO, The Balance (investment blog)
Updated September 04, 2018
Estimated U.S. military spending is $892 billion.That’s from the spending bill signed by President Trump on August 13, 2018….
Actually, that’s only the half of it. (Or, technically, two thirds of it.)
GOPs in Congress just voted to make the tax cuts for the wealthy permanent. Continue reading
UPDATE: Featured on Mike’s Blog Roundup at Crooks & Liars.
Tonight, for the THIRD time, the public and oh-so-photo-oppey THIRD swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh was held.
Who is standing in the center of the picture that ought not be there?
Saturday Night, in case Russians attacked or the national legal database was overtaken by ransomware, he’d already been sworn in TWICE.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as America’s 114th Supreme Court justice in a private ceremony at the Court on Saturday night, hours after a 50-to-48 Senate vote to confirm him. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath, according to a Supreme Court statement, “so that [Kavanaugh] can begin to participate in the work of the court immediately.” ~ New York Magazine
Emphasis added. WHAT, pray tell, could be so deathly important that a normal, business-hours Monday swearing-in would be precluded? Continue reading
After throwing a temper tantrum, Kavenaugh takes to the pages of Rupert’s Wall Street Journal to cry crocodile tears that he’s really a GOOD judge, yes he is, and NEVER goes off on partisan tangents or cries or weeps or engages in temper tantrums … on the court. But, understand, they were being MEAN to him. You see?
The maraschino cherry atop a cow flop sundae of unfair process, hidden documents, railroad timetables, arbitrary rulings, sudden adjournments, backroom deals and kangaroo courts, it all comes down to the next 24 hours. Just time enough for Kavanaugh to burnish his halo.
Yes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad. — I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination …
Remember how he began this quest, shamelessly lying and flattering Trump with nonsense about “nobody has ever held more consultations,” etc. when everyone knows Trump simply picked from a Federalist Society pre-arranged list. But soft. This must be placed in context: Continue reading