Monday, 1 May 2017

kicking the can

The gauntlet for the pitched battle of the US budget and funding priorities has been apparently granted a lengthier reprieve than we expected—with the government bankrolled mostly at last year’s levels through the end of the fiscal cycle.
Dear Leader’s armies and border security detail saw modest increases—which are sure to be claimed as a major win, but the bulk of the concessions were skimmed off his vision for America with financial support remaining in place (for now) for the Affordable Care Act exchanges, research and community development grants and even the federal government helping to defray the costs to local municipalities in order for Dear Leader to be a geographical bachelor. I fear though there’s not enough time in the world to reconcile such differing world-views and achieve true and transparent cooperation.