What The Fuck, America?


This really is the Fuck You Budget Proposal. In addition to nuking the national Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and ending a number of important NASA projects (mostly having to do with climate change data gathering and research), it also calls for deep cuts to the Centers for Disease Control—this after they announced cutting back on overseas epidemic prevention activities and the Trump-appointed CDC director was forced to step down due to her being an evil fuckwithuge cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency, and, amidst other horrors, enormous downsizing for the State Department, an agency already in tatters. The big winners, of course, are Defense and Homeland Security, and also Veterans Affairs, which last one...sounds okay, actually. Broken clock, I guess.

In case you've ever wondered about the true breakdown of where the goverment puts its money, here's a chart. Most people think PBS gets a lot more than they really do.

As you can see, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid take up most of the budget, as you'd expect, I guess. Which is why the current administration is also hitting those pretty hard, trying to tack on work requirements for Medicaid recipients and screw over everyone else as best they can.

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