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Trump should pull a Dave by balancing the budget in public in order to find room for his wall

Maybe it's the most implausible scene in the history of cine whatnext01/25/19
Ridiculous scene. Presidents don’t make budgets—legislat brokelawyer01/25/19
while I completely agree, the biggest problem with "balancin dingbat01/27/19
Yeah the million page itemized budget of the federal govt. g gladigotaphdinstead01/25/19
whatnext (Jan 25, 2019 - 10:02 pm)

Maybe it's the most implausible scene in the history of cinema, but Trump can just invite over his accountant to give the budget a once over and tell him what's useless and then, instead of accepting lavish praise from his lackeys, take out a pen and paper and get to work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoRHwIMYlbc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZARAldXlSyA

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brokelawyer (Jan 25, 2019 - 10:16 pm)

Ridiculous scene. Presidents don’t make budgets—legislators do. And budget items aren’t just compartmentalized into tidy items you can pick and choose. Budgets designate funding for agencies, and those agencies do what they want with the money. If it was as simple as suggested in this scene, don’t you think a president would have done it by now?

This movie insults the intelligence of its viewers repeatedly.

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dingbat (Jan 27, 2019 - 12:23 pm)

while I completely agree, the biggest problem with "balancing the budget" is that no politician ever wants to.

Balancing the budget means either cutting essential and/or popular government programs, or increasing taxes, neither of which is palatable.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Jan 25, 2019 - 10:38 pm)

Yeah the million page itemized budget of the federal govt. get to work trump

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