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Trump's hateful budget

Trump's hateful budget

The so-called "skinny budget" released by President Donald Trump last week is so odious, harsh and ill-considered — not to mention widely panned in Congress on a bipartisan basis — that it hardly seems worthy of further condemnation. When a leading Republican voice on budgetary matters calls its reductions "draconian, careless and counterproductive" as Rep. Hal Rogers did the same day the document was released, one can guess there's not going to be any groundswell of support on Capitol Hill. Rather, this was just a chance for the administration to flex its fiscal muscles and signal its intent to raise Pentagon spending while diminishing its favorite targets like the...

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