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The nightmare confronting many Americans

It is hard to believe that it has only been one week that Trump has occupied the White House......yet he dominates the news with his extraordinary actions and those surrounding him.   Think "alternative facts" as just one, small, dimension to the last week's "goings-on."    Far more troubling are Trump's actions and views on things like torture, women's rights, that wall between Mexico and the US, trade between countries, etc. etc.     

What CommonsDreams reveals in this piece ought to be most concerning for "ordinary" Americans....

"In Philadelphia on Thursday, President Donald Trump seemed to reassure his party that he supports right-wing budget priorities like those embraced by House Speaker Paul Ryan—whose past budget plans have been denounced as "cruel," "draconian," "a massive cut-off of state funds to the most vulnerable population in the country," "going after what Americans want, on issue after issue," and "a Koch brothers' dream and the American peoples' nightmare."

"He's writing his heart out," Trump said, looking over at Ryan during his address at the Republican congressional retreat. "And we're actually gonna sign the stuff that you're writing—you're not wasting your time." To the room of GOP lawmakers, who erupted in whistles and applause, Trump continued: "He would write and send it up—and nothing would happen. But now it's gonna happen."

This should strike fear into progressives across the country.

Since Ryan assumed control of the Budget Committee in 2011, his budget proposals have been met with howls of alarm, described as dangerous for women; "the most extreme version" of austerity economics; and a "path to more adversity."


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