US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

29 Aug 2017

The “I” of the Storm: Trump’s Egotistical Failure in the Face of Harvey

Remember that until October, we’re still living on Obama money. He owns this hurricane and the resources available to it. The upcoming Trump budget, then, will give us a good idea of how the new president  plans to make his “investment in our future,” because that’s literally what it is. Mr. Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint,  literally titled “America First: A budget blueprint to make America great again,” thrashes disaster relief funding. He proposed cutting FEMA state and local funds by $667 million. That of course includes response and relief to weather-related disasters, but it also cuts state and local counterterrorism funds. In New York Fucking City, for instance, where the threat of terrorist attack is fairly high, I’d wager.
Remember that until October, we’re still living on Obama money. He owns this hurricane and the resources...

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