It is no surprise that Republicans love the rich and want to make them richer. So do the Democrats for that matter. What separates the two is that Democrats at least try to mask that deep love by offering crumbs to the poor and the middle class. While Republicans in the past tried, at least faintheartedly, to act as if they too cared for the less well off, now that they control the White House and both houses of Congress, they don’t even try and with Paul Ryan’s health care proposal and Trump’s proposed budget, the mask has really come off, revealing the ugliness beneath.
A president’s budget proposal rarely survives unscathed as it goes through the budgetary approval process in Congress but it does give an indication as to what the president’s priorities are. And what this budget says is that Trump doesn’t give a damn for those who are not very wealthy, and the biggest losers live in those counties that voted for him.
Seth Meyers looks at Trump’s budget and asks how dead you have to be inside to cut funding for the Meals on Wheels program that provides food to old people who cannot make them for themselves.
One wonders how long those same applause lines that Trump uses at his rallies will continue to enthrall his fans.