Sunday, July 16, 2017

UPDATE. Problem: White House doesn't like CBO message. Solution: Kill the messenger.

Reported in Congressional Budget Office Casts Doubt on Trump Spending Plan.  (The New York Times, 7/13/2017)

Original 6/2/2017 post, "Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wants fake news and will kill CBO to get it", starts here.

Kill the messenger!  The man wants to hear what he wants to hear.

Quoted in Mick Mulvaney: The day of the CBO 'has probably come and gone'.  (Washington Examiner, 5/31/2017)

Mick has some reading to do.  

Introduction to CBO

As if it will make any difference to this former Freedom Caucus crazy.

Original 5/27 post, "Get me rewrite:  The Mick Mulvaney budget shows respect for the very rich, sez 'go fuck yourself' to everyone else", starts here.

Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is ailing American workers.  (The Economist, 5/24/2017)
Mick Mulvaney, a former congressman from South Carolina who won his seat in the Tea-Party wave of 2010, runs Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. Mr Mulvaney has created the budget his wing of the Republican party always wanted: government as a service, paid for by its clients, the taxpayers. If you receive more than you pay, the system has failed, and must be fixed. The marketing copy that accompanied the budget calls this “respect for people who pay the bills”.

Related reading:
Donald Trump's epic betrayal of America's middle class.  (Financial Times, 5/24/2017)

Related post:
Hello, Trump voters. Is everybody still happy?  (5/24/2017)
Meet the compassionate Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump's budget director.  (5/2/2017)
Team Trump/Mulvaney's heartless federal budget proposal.  (3/29/2017)
Donald Trump  has his eye on the TIGER.  (3/26/2017)
Trump' s America:  Snookered in Highland County, Ohio.  (3/19/2017)

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