Ok, so as soon as i posted Snoop Dogg and bragged about being a successful blog pimp, my daily views crashed back down to 800. Ok guys, I get the point. I promise I won't post Snoop Doggy dog again. I should also add in my defense that I don't even like him, his pic just came up in the first 20 images of a google image search for "pimp" and his was arguably the best of the miserable lot.
Anyway, so before I got side tracked, I posted about how much I hate trump and how bad he will be to America if he ever gets into power.
I also discussed how he might resolve the budget deficit. Let's analyze how he might do this. Now Trump has already stated that he won't raise taxes, which makes our analysis easy. First of all may I present to you two pretty graphs I fetched from wikipedia which they in turn nicked from CBO Historical Tables, which they got from the government i guess, maybe it was the fraser report. I don't know, but if you do not trust wiki on this one then tell me and I will get off my lazy ass and get you a better sourced graph.
Notice that the the US government lost 1294 billion dollars last year. Unless some dramatic policy or crisis changes the revue and expenditure affects America this year, the figure will remain roughly the same, with the exception of the interest on the debt which will increase, but for all intents and purposes let's pretend it won't change.
Trump says he won't raise taxes so that means only expenditure is fair game. Ok so what they hell is discretionary? Presumably it is money that is spent on whatever the US government wants to at the time, which means it is not mandatory, so we can take that piece of the pie chart and eat it. This effectively halves the deficit, leaving us with a deficit of 634 billion. Great, but the public debt is still increasing at a rapid rate, even though the deficit has been halved.
I'm going to assume that "other mandatory" is indeed mandatory, but even if that was reduced down to zero there would still be a deficit of ~200billion, which is still quite unacceptable if one ever wants to catch up with the 14.25 trillion dollar US government debt.
Which leaves 3 more options (on top of the aforementioned eliminating discretionary spending) to reduce the deficit down to zero or lower (thereby making it a surplus):
1. completely disband the military, this will give a very modest surplus. note that cuts to the defense budget just won't cut it, the military has to be majorly downsized into practically nothing in order to give even a small surplus.
2. eliminate medicare and medicaid OR reduce the expenditure on these programs by ~80% (I cbf doing the math but I know it's somewhere around that figure)
3. halve spending on both medicare and medicaid
Notice that reducing funding to social security isn't feasible because social security also provides 40% of the government's revenue.
So what is it going to be Trump? Are you going to eliminate welfare in America or are you going to leave the US and all of it's citizens defenseless? Or both?
Personally I think it would be just a hell of a lot easier to raise corporate taxes... Which we all know that Trump is never ever going to do.