Donald Trump’s budget hypocritical strains out the gnat of programs like Meals on Wheels or PBS while swallowing the camel of bloated defense spending. Trump’s proposed budget, like previous GOP budgets, promises fiscal responsibility, but delivers fiscal irresponsibility that will explode the deficit with huge tax cuts at the top.

This disaster stems from the GOP’s 50-year-long attempt to turn a man-made free market that requires regulation to protect stakeholders into an inerrant force that demands we sacrifice our children’s right to clean air, water and a healthy planet--along with the health care of over 20 million people.

Like the parable of the unclean spirits, Trump’s attempt to drain the swamp will only makes things seven times worse, in the process bankrupting the United States not only fiscally, but morally.

Ron Nason

West side

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