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Economic Darwinism at Work


How ’bout that “Trump Budget?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I loved the way Mick Mulvaney, Budget Director, characterized the budget as “perhaps” the most “compassionate” budget ever.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I watched Mulvaney proudly recite how his budget was tailor-made to fulfill Trump’s campaign promises.

The ugly truth is what I witnessed, with barely restrained horror, was selective euthanasia:  Economic Darwinism clearly articulated in Trump’s budget priorities.

The weakest among us, poor children on the one end and helpless seniors clinging to the other, must go.  The cost of keeping the poor alive, as Director Mulvaney so smugly asserted, “isn’t producing satisfactory results.”  He’s right, most are still alive.

President Trump views their existence as unworthy, even burdensome to those among us who are blessed with good health and a tax-paying job.

Trump’s budget will fill the cracks beneath the feet of the living with the carcasses of the poor and defenseless.

Now throw in a health care plan that is clumsily and speciously crafted to nail the coffin shut on seniors who somehow beat the system, and what have you got?

Come on Arkansas.  You voted overwhelmingly for this monster and look what you’ve done!!!

Please don’t assume you know my politics, because you don’t.

I’m an Empiricist.  I favor Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, David Hume and Sun Tsu.

This is an eye-witnessed verity.  A moral issue.