Donald Trump Is Getting Played Like a Sucker by His Own Budget Guy

Donald Trump’s proposed budget is deeply cruel, predicated on long-discredited economic ideas, and sold with an arithmetic error so brazen that it has to be an intentional fuck you. As others have noted, it’s also not, in any real sense, “Donald Trump’s budget.” It’s OMB Director Mick Mulvaney’s budget, and it exists…

Trump Budget Calls for Six Weeks Paid Leave for Parents Followed by an Indefinite Number of Weeks of Precarious Access to Food, Healthcare, Shelter, and Education

The Trump administration is poised to release its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, and it will reportedly include a provision calling for six weeks of guaranteed paid parental leave. This is an incredibly positive development as long as you don’t spend any time thinking about what the policy actually offers working…