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Trump’s budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge

Posted on March 16th, 2017 at 17:41 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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Trump likes to compare himself to Reagan, and the comparison isn’t unwarranted: Reagan’s legacy, too, was putting the country massively into debt to pay for an arms race. That Trump’s arms race is not only wasteful but impractical is, like Trump, another 80s throwback: the proposal leans heavily on military hardware that is entirely inappropriate for the wars the US finds itself fighting today, with outlays for warships and fighter jets, despite the fact that Isis, last anyone checked, does not have a navy or air force.

  1. “… Isis, last anyone checked, does not have a navy or air force.”

    They’ll have to pick an enemy that does, then.

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