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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Oh, Yeah, That Will Fix the Problem

I see something like this and I wonder -- once again -- if anyone in the Trump regime thinks past the next fifteen seconds.

The Trump administration wants to gut the Coast Guard and make deep cuts in airport and rail security to help pay for its crackdown on illegal immigration, according to internal budget documents reviewed by POLITICO — a move that lawmakers and security experts say defies logic if the White House is serious about defending against terrorism and keeping out undocumented foreigners.

The Office of Management and Budget is seeking a 14 percent cut to the Coast Guard's $9.1 billion budget, the draft documents show, even as it proposes major increases to other Department of Homeland Security agencies to hire more border agents and immigration officers and construct a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Any normal human being would see in a second that this is nonsense, but Trump and his handlers are so fixated on immigrants (and can we surmise that there's more than a little racism involved in that obsession?) that they can't see past his stupid wall.

1 comment:

Pieter said...

I don't believe there's a "normal human being" among them. Not one of them can see beyond the contents of their own wallet. Does cutting a program make it less effective? Who cares, as long as it looks good on paper - there has to be a plus at the bottom of the column, or at least not a minus. The evidence of their economic theories being counter-productive for the country has never changed a single opinion among them. Remember the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, while expecting a different result.