Saturday, June 3, 2017

Trump team didn't make a $2 trillion mistake on the budget—it engaged in massive accounting fraud
"He’s saying that, somewhere in the budget, the numbers are so vague that it more than makes up for a $2 trillion mistake. Sorry—not a mistake. That would be $2 trillion worth of intentional fraud. Even if Mulvaney was telling the truth about that, which he isn’t, the budget he just handed in is so far from reality that there are $2 trillion errors hiding in some unspecified location. It’s so far off that it has holes you could literally drive the entire annual budget through. If the budget is that bad, what was the point of submitting it in the first place? If it’s that bad, there’s nothing there to even consider."