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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 5-26-17

25 May 2017 General


A detailed version of the proposed Trump budget was released this week and like the sketchy preview shown in March, it is heavy on cuts to programs that help Americans in need, ostensibly the forgotten men and women who will be forgotten no more, and light on taxation of the wealthiest among us.  Diane Yentel (above), President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing  Coalition  is joining Steve and Lew to discuss one of the more egregious affronts to fairness in the proposed budget — draconian cuts to HUD, which eliminate  programs that help people afford somewhere to live. As anyone who lives in Sarasota and Bradenton knows, finding an affordable place to live can be a real challenge even with some government assistance. Without it, some who work fulltime, but at a low-paying job, maybe going back to camping out in a car.

Later, in a taped interview Greg Palast will tell us about the latest voting-related hypocrisy, the appointment of Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State to head the  Orwellian-named Commission on Election Integrity.  In case you missed it, Kobach is the one who dreamed up the Crosscheck system that was supposed to prevent people from registering and voting in two states. While it has yet to uncover the alleged rampant voter fraud,  it has been able to knock millions of eligible voters of the rolls who, by the way, happened to be predominately from groups that typically vote for Democrats as reported by Palast.  Talk about putting the fox in the hen house.