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Fri May 26, 2017, 04:34 PM

Answer the question: Bernie Sanders clashes with WH budget director Mike Mulvaney

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Answer the question: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing






Andrew Bahl

Yahoo NewsMay 25, 2017


Fireworks erupted Thursday when President Trumps budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administrations proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared before the Senate Budget Committee as part of the rollout of Trumps proposed spending plan, which was unveiled earlier this week.

Just minutes into the hearing, Mulvaney drew Sanders ire for comments he made about the Congressional Budget Office. The nonpartisan agency released a report Wednesday saying that the Republicans proposed health care law, a key piece of the administrations plan to cut Medicaid spending by some $800 billion, would result in the loss of health insurance for 23 million Americans.

I find it a little bit unfair that Mr. Mulvaney and many people in the Trump administration disparage the head of the CBO when it was a Republican who appointed him, Sanders said.

Mulvaney pushed back on those remarks, calling the CBO report awful and saying that the office is untrustworthy. We can agree the CBO puts out bad data, he said.

Sanders also blasted the budgets steep cuts to antipoverty programs, noting that they come at the same time the Trump administration is pushing for tax cuts that benefit the wealthy. He particularly criticized the proposed repeal of the estate tax.

Answer the question: The wealthiest family in America gets a $52 billion tax break as a result of the estate tax, Sanders told Mulvaney. Tell the American people why you think thats good when you cut Medicaid and you cut programs for kids.

In his response, Mulvaney noted that it is difficult to predict the expected impact of the tax cuts on wealthy Americans.

It is mathematically impossible to take those general principles and assume their impact on a particular family, he said.

That is not true, Sanders shot back.

The testy exchange was a source of amusement for other members of the committee.

That was borderline fascinating, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said to laughter before beginning his questioning of Mulvaney.



Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/answer-question-bernie-sanders-clashes-trump-budget-chief-hearing-150831763.html



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Bernie Sanders exposes Caligula.

The Republicans are trying to cut people's healthcare. This is in addition to killing the affordable care act.

This guy is the devil

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MiddleClass May 2017 OP
Marthe48 May 2017 #1
Warpy May 2017 #2
MiddleClass May 2017 #4
sharedvalues May 2017 #7
QC May 2017 #8
rock May 2017 #3
Rhiannon12866 May 2017 #5
Dopers_Greed May 2017 #6
QC May 2017 #9
safeinOhio May 2017 #10
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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:37 PM

1. and Bernie didn't get bashed? Or arrested?

wow! <sarcasm>

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:42 PM

2. Mulvaney is the living definition of Arendt's "banality of evil"

He is a none to bright party loyalist who admits to devising this horror show from Orange Dumpster's campaign speeches and without any other considerations muddying things up.

You know, frills like scientific and medical research and food on the table.

His bland, colorless and total party loyalty and willful ignorance are what make him utterly evil. He is the worst sort of enabler.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:54 PM

4. His response to Bernie in the video

Shows him having a "you don't understand, I'm just regurgitating talking points"

"Who thinks of consequences when you're practicing, blind ideology"

that is a special kind of evil

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2017, 06:33 PM

7. +1000

Mulvaney is an ideologue who is enabling evil.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2017, 06:38 PM

8. I wish we could rec posts. n/t

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:49 PM

3. "... entitlement programs. "

Speaking of entitlements, I like to ask anyone who speaks scornfully of entitlement programs. "Do you receive a salary? Are you entitled to it?" RepubliCANTs love those words with multiple meanings.

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:57 PM

5. I agree, I feel slightly sick every time I see that guy

I just know that he's going to say something reprehensible that will hurt ordinary Americans and I'm going to get angry, yet again. Kudos to Bernie! It's long past time someone took on this self important jerk!

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 06:10 PM

6. Good to have Bernie directing his outrage toward Repugs

Instead of Dems

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #6)

Fri May 26, 2017, 06:47 PM

9. You should strive to follow his good example. n/t

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:05 PM

10. I saw that.

Bernie had him stuttering and spitting.

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Response to MiddleClass (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:11 PM

11. Apologies but locking.

 

The LBN forum has a 12 hour rule and this post is from yesterday. Please reconsider reposting in General Discussion.

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