Media trend--Trump budget is hurting GOP base?

NY Times:

Eyeing Trump’s Budget, G.O.P. Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’

  • As the White House presses for bone-deep spending cuts, some Republican governors have complained about reductions that they see as harmful or arbitrary.
  • Of acute concern to Republicans are a handful of low-profile programs aimed at job training and economic revitalization.
I am not a governor, nor do I want that job, but I have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's budget proposals.  His cuts make sense to me, and they certainly will have no negative effect on my life, and they appear to be a down payment on reducing the debt my grandkids will inherit.

But this has been a theme of NY Times reports including a recent one suggesting that Trump voters would be hurt the most.  You get the feeling that Times editors think the best way to keep liberalism fully funded is to act like they are concerned about the Republican base.

BTW, the governor of Texas supports many of the cuts and is pushing his own cuts to sanctuary cities.  I think that is a good way to save money and encourage a return to the rule of law.

Here is a Washington Post story that follows the media trend on Trump policies:
Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ at U.S.-Mexico border will require him to take big swaths of other people’s land

The wall will cost a lot more — politically and economically — than the president has publicly acknowledged. Trump will need to wield the power of government to forcibly take private properties, including those belonging to his supporters.
The media seems to be surprised that Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises and thinks his voters did not want him to do so?


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