I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Of course the rhetoric will begin. Children are going to die. People will suffer and starve. Spending is being slashed to the point that we will not recognize anything. Or that the deficit will spiral out of control. President Trump and the Republicans want you to die. It is typical but still, as I've said before, unbelievable the way opponents of Trump and conservatives twist the facts.
There are no cuts in overall spending in the budget proposed by President Trump. If you hear anybody say anything different they are lying, lying, lying. There is no other way to put it. There are cuts in the growth rate of spending, which means quite simply we will be spending more on the federal government this year than we did last year. Two years from now will be spending more than we did next year.
Over the 10 years covered by the budget proposal, we will spend $50 billion more than we do this year. Are some programs being cut? Yes. Like the $700,000 to fund a play that promotes the idea man is causing climate change. Those types of things are being cut. But Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, CHIP, and similar transfer payment programs are not being cut. They are getting more money every year under the Trump budget.
But what you also need to understand is that this budget will balance the federal budget and reduce the deficit, eliminating it in 10 years, if we achieve a 3% rate of growth. Anybody who says we cannot grow at 3% per year does not know history and does not believe in the ability of the American people. If the government gets out of our way this economy can grow 4 or 5%. And the deficit will disappear even faster. Isn't that a good thing? Not to Democrats or the political elite because it will prove that they've been wrong and lying to us for decades.
If the economy grows even 1 to 2%, that means more people will be working and fewer people will need the benefit programs such as Medicaid and welfare. So those programs will not need as much money as they do right now. People will be able to purchase their own health insurance with their own money, That is IF Congress does its job and gets the hell out of the way on the health insurance side of the equation.
Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi said that this budget is unimaginative, shows disdain for the millions of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet and throws them out to the wolves. Those comments should prove to you once and for all what we have been telling you all along: the liberals believe you cannot do it for yourself and you have to have the government teat to suckle from in order to succeed. How's that been working out for the last four decades?
Nancy Pelosi said that Medicare and Medicaid will wither on the vine. That is not true but she goes on to say that if the American people knew what was in the budget they would not support it. In fact, according to Pelosi, they would call for everyone who did support it, including those who voted for speaker Ryan's budget which she claims to be identical, to be thrown out of office. So we need to read the budget before it's passed? We need to read the law before it's passed to find out what's in it? When did we have to start doing that?!
The Democrats are saying that the budget if it is passed and implemented would be an albatross around the neck of the Republicans in 2018 and would return control of the government to the Democrats. If that is true why don't they vote for it? They want to be back in control and if they see this as a way to get control back then they should be out there pushing John McCain and the other liberal Republicans to get behind it and vote for it. Then they can go back to doing things the way they've been doing for the past 40 years.
The simple fact is this: the budget continues to grow in almost every major program or department that the federal government operates. There is some trimming of the fat but not enough. But if anybody tells you that there are real cuts in any department's budget you should turn around and walk away because that person is either willfully ignorant or willfully lying to you. And you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
So now the liberals are ecstatic that a special counsel has been appointed to investigate the alleged ties between President Trump's campaign staff and the Russians. Of course the whole intent among the anti-Trump crowd is that they will find evidence that Trump and the Russians colluded to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. It appears the tipping point that pushed the Department of Justice off the fence and to the decision to appoint a special counsel was this alleged memo written by former FBI Director Comey that has been interpreted by some to prove that Donald Trump tried to influence the investigation into Michael Flynn. It disappoints me that the media and their friends in the political elite have been able to lie their way to where we are now.
Let's start the factual review with this memo allegedly written by Director Comey that was revealed to the Washington media by an anonymous source. If we are going to use the standard that the media wants to use with Trump, we would like to see the memo and documentable, incontrovertible proof that this memo is real and was written by Director Comey. Don't we have the right to judge the motivation and truthfulness of not only the document but also the person releasing it?
Let's also not forget the timeline related to all of this alleged interference in an FBI investigation. Mr. Comey testified in front of Congress and under oath on May 5, 2017 that no one including the president had tried to interfere into any ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI. He said that multiple times and so to believe that this memo is true and accurately reflects the conversation he had with Trump means that Mr. Comey committed perjury. The meeting that is referenced in the leaked memo took place on February 14. So either you have to believe Mr. Comey lied under oath to Congress or the left wing is twisting some facts.
According to the news reports, what the president said to Director Comey during their dinner meeting on 14 February was that he hoped the investigation into Michael Flynn was over with. That's because three weeks prior to this dinner meeting the FBI had cleared Mr. Flynn of any wrongdoing related to their investigation into the phone calls between Mr. Flynn and representatives of the Russian government. While FBI director Comey was testifying to the Senate committee, he had stated Mr. Flynn did not appear to do anything wrong based upon the conversations that were monitored by the FBI. So it would seem normal for Trump to assume that this investigation had come to an end and could be put behind everyone involved.
The many on the left will look at the facts and come to the same conclusion that they had before, because they want Trump out so badly that they will not apply common sense or the same standards that they applied to President Obama when he was caught lying and they forgave him or justified it in some manner. We have long known that politicians and the media will twist facts or how they report a story in order to achieve certain ends. But since Trump has been elected we have seen them go completely overboard in falsifying information to influence public opinion. It is a sad commentary on the state of our nation today. Finally, I will tell those of you that supported Trump not to be discouraged. When you actually do a little research, you find that he is accomplishing much of what he promised to do. It is just not being reported by the media. Do a little research into situations like this and you'll find that there is not any fire; in fact the smoke being blown by the media is fake, also.
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