Trump's budget is bold, brave, and ultimately pointless

There is quite a lot to like about President Trump's first budget.  Let me give a few examples: 1) Cutting $200 million from women, infants, and children (WIC) nutrition programs.  I would cut the WIC program to zero until men, the unborn, and the grownups (MUGs) get identical financing.  Last time I checked, they need to eat, too. 2) Cuts $200 million from the "International Food for Education" program.  Good!  You can't teach kids anything with a banana and a pomegranate. 3) Cuts $3.7 billion for teacher training.  Aren't teachers supposed to be trained somewhere else, like in a school for teachers? 4) Cuts $900 million from the Office of Science.  I would cut it all until they hand over a list of their latest inventions, and they had better include some nifty consumer electronics. 5) Cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health.  I would cut it all unless and until the NIH produce a list of all the...(Read Full Post)