CHRISTIAN LOVE: Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Budget Plan To Eviscerate Programs For The Poor

Yesterday Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney left jaws on the floor nationwide when he callously declared that programs to feed impoverished children and seniors “just don’t show any results.” Unsurprisingly, “Christian advocate” Tony Perkins has no problem with Mulvaney’s proposed evisceration of such programs. Via press release:

They call it a “skinny” budget and Donald Trump’s was — in more ways than one! There’s a new sheriff in town, and the White House’s budget proves it with deep cuts to some of the government’s bloated spending. Although the proposal is more of an exercise in vision-casting, plenty of Republicans would be happy to take Trump’s pared down projects seriously. To the cheers of fiscal hawks, the administration suggests cutting the EPA by 31 percent and the State Department by a similar amount.

A longer list of programs like community development block grants, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program would be cut 100 percent. Included in that bunch are two longtime targets of the GOP: the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The latter, home to the Left’s pet media outlets NPR and PBS, would finally lose the crutch of millions of taxpayer dollars.

Mick Mulvaney, the head of the Office of Management and Budget, said all of these cuts came down to a simple formula. “When you start looking at places that we reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was, can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs? The answer was no. We can ask them to pay for defense, and we will, but we can’t ask them to continue to pay for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

The military and immigration enforcement were among the few places where President Trump boosted funding, along with a dramatic shift in favor of school choice programs. While he slashes $9.2 billion from the Department of Education overall, he makes good on his campaign promise to expand charter schools and vouchers by 50 percent.

When the administration fills in the blanks of the budget later this month, we’ll also see if the White House rewards sexual risk avoidance programs with a bump in abstinence education dollars. Unlike some members of Congress, who load up on earmarks in exchange for certain groups’ support, “The president’s beholden to nobody but the people who elected him, and yes, I understand that every lawmaker over there has pet projects,” Mulvaney told reporters. “That’s the nature of the beast.”

For now, conservatives should be more than pleased with the overall direction of Trump’s government. While we’re still digging into the details, the fact that Trump is trying to cut spending and defund the germinators of taxpayer-funded liberalism is very encouraging.

NOTE: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Plan provides up to $300 to year to help poor families pay their heating and utility bills during the winter months. But who needs heat or electricity when you’ve got White Jesus to keep you warm?

  • Tiger Quinn

    There’s something seriously wrong with this guy. He gleefully celebrates everything awful.

    • SunsetGay

      If it involves killing children, killing poor people, killing anyone that isn’t part of his Aryan Death Cult, he is for it.

      • David Walker

        Plus there’s the added bonus that some of those kids and some of those poor people may be gay. Or don’t believe in white jeebus. It’s just win-win all the way around for this grifter.

    • Paul David

      No, it makes complete sense.

      You just don’t hear what conservatives here when GOP politicians say, “we’re gonna cut the social safety to the bone!”

      See, what conservatives–who are rubes, one and all–hear is, “we’re gonna cut the social safety net to the bone…for undeserving brown people, but not you virtuous Real Americans!”

      See? So it makes perfect sense, since to Perkins he hears “no more social services for brown people and other undesirables.”

      • Todd20036

        Most of the rubes don’t realize it will affect them, or are in complete denial about it.
        Perkins hates poor people. Even if they are white. He’s willing to use them for votes and grifting, but frankly doesn’t want to help them.
        And if they die, well, they can be replaced very easily with more poor people.

        • M Jackson

          Poor people just take, take, take. They have nothing to give Tony.

        • Paul David

          They don’t realize it will affect them because they’ve been told, with a wink and a nod, that cuts only affect brown people and undesirables.

    • vorpal

      Tony Perkins is rabid about his god.
      I hope they get to meet so very, very soon.

      • I don’t approve or respect his life, but will gladly celebrate his funeral.

        • TampaDink

          True story….back in the dark ages, when I was in high school someone I knew was dating a deaf girl…who taught me two short sentences in A.S.L……I can still sign it, to this day.
          “Please die, I want to go to your funeral.”

          • kcken

            HAHAHA.. BEST ever.

          • TampaDink

            35+ years later & I still know how to “say” that…as well as a few important words learned from the first scene in “Torch Song Trilogy”.

          • Nic Peterson

            I know a couple of ASL speakers and I am totally going to learn that!

          • TampaDink

            It is a very useful phrase…in the right setting. The person who taught me that phrase was the daughter of a local funeral director & lived above “the store”. (I later worked for the competition across the street.)

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            That’s beautiful.

          • TampaDink

            And it is true!

          • Six Pins Delores
          • TampaDink

            Excellent.

      • Curieux Bleu

        Yeah, I agree, Vorpal, cuz I think this type of imprecatory “good wishes” are 100% spot on excellent! … Thus showing how sincerely we all feel about Tony getting to join his God even sooner in their mutual joy and rapture to be united forever as per scripture.

        (Cite 6 biblical scriptures here followed by vigils, blessings, holy water, invocations and prayerful fasting.

        A win win situation for two people who absolutely deserve to meet each other much sooner rather than somewhat later.

        In the Airline hospitality industry that is called an UPGRADE!

        • vorpal

          I think it’s a pretty much exact parallel of the “Christian love” that they foist upon us, thinking that they want “good things” for us to save us from ourselves and know better how we should live than we do.

          I love Tony Perkins to the point that I want his dreams of meeting his god to be realized… the sooner, the better. Indeed, I am FILLED with love for him! Upgrade him to the direct flight, please!

    • Christian1234567

      He’s a sociopath. Seriously.

    • Frostbite

      Except when it is his house being washed away. Then we are supposed to all cry for him, and donate money.

      • seant426

        AND have the government subsidize the rebuilding of it.

    • kaydenpat

      He’s evil. Simple as that.

    • MattPS

      My own jaw dropped when he said that it was OK for the coal miner in West Virginia to pay for defense, but not for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I actually had to check back, to see if I was reading a quote from an actual person.

      • David Walker

        Nor should single mothers (let alone all parents) pay for the free educational services PBS provides.

        • NancyP

          Defunding PBS is one cut that is likely to rile up a lot of the top 5% (specifically, the educated professional services class, doctors, lawyers, engineers, high end consultants, etc) who indeed in aggregate have substantial money to donate to putting these Congresscritters and Trump out of a job.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Including celebrating the right for a vain, middle aged man like himself to change his hair color among varying shades of light auburn to mousy brown for every new media appearance.

    • Puck

      He can tell kids and their sheep parents that the government doesn’t care for them, but My church does!

    • NancyP

      Time to engage in more heinous acts, JMGers. Get God riled so he floods Louisiana again and wipes out this pustule’s house again.

  • Mr. M

    Tony Perkins needs “conversion therapy” from total psycho to bearable jerk…

    • SunsetGay

      That’s a tall order. It’s like asking Trump to stay off Twitter.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      That’s going to require an expensive, double hemispherectomy.
      Does he have Obamacare?

  • bkmn

    Please keep talking Tony, so more people see you for the crass opportunist that you are.

  • SunsetGay

    “Every morning, Tony Perkins goes to work and sits on a pile of dead gay kids.” — Dan Savage

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Where has Dan been? I hoped he would be as vocal as he was several years ago.

      • Rex

        He’s around.
        Check out impeachthemotherfuckeralready.com

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      • Ninja0980

        He’s been fighting off Trump haters for calling out Melania Trump for the vile, hateful whore that she is.

      • BudClark

        Folks are entitled to get tired, burn out, etc. … I wouldn’t blame him if he “retired” to enjoy his marriage. Gods know he’s EARNED that right.

        But you bring up a very important question: shouldn’t we be making a concerted effort (as the Democrats are belatedly doing) to train up the NEXT generation of GLBTQAI leaders? The epidemic virtually wiped out an entire generation.

        I’m almost afraid to ask the average age of JMG folks … I’m 72 … my time in the trenches is almost over. My foster son will replace me in the ranks, but he’s 58.

    • JCF

      Now Joe Nicolosi is buried under that pile.

  • Michael R

    Was your home that flooded insured or does your faith in God cover it ?

    • BudClark

      Didn’t most insurance policies used to exclude “Acts of God?”

      • McSwagg

        Flood insurance is definitely separate from your homeowners policy. That’s why New Orleans was so screwed after Katrina. The insurance companies determined that most of the damage occurred when the levees failed after the storm had passed.

  • so…under 45’s budget, would there have been government assistance for victims of flooding?

    • Uncle Mark

      See subsection that includes the protection of Mara Lago

    • BudClark

      Good question:

      When the tuberculosis, AIDS, diphtheria, Ebola, whooping cough, measles, malaria, polio, etc. epidemics, and starvation strike the red states, will they get any help?

      It will be TOO LATE to vote the Republicans out of office THEN!

      • McSwagg

        Whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, and other childhood diseases have been making a comeback for over a decade now thanks to the anti-vaxers.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    PerKKKins – such an evil little man.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg (Nobel Prize in Physics)

    • Christian1234567

      I like the quote. Perkins, however, is an evil person. He’s a sociopath.

    • BudClark

      Ra-MEN! to that!! I was a church musician for fifty years, until stress, two strokes, and two heart attacks “convinced” me to retire.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So in Tonnete’s ideal world, women are denied sex education or contraception and forced birthing is legal. Without insurance and prenatal care, the incidents of babies with medical problems as well as maternal death will increase.

    With home schooling and no department of education, these children will likely grow up with little prospect to make a good living. Of course crime will increase since there is no social safety net to feed and clothe and house the poor.

    Big cities will look like third world countries with the bodies of the dead from starvation and disease littering the streets.

    But Tonnete, the important question is who will be wealthy enough to continue to donate to The Family Research Council?

    • BudClark

      I’m sure all these Reich Wing grifters have their nest eggs salted away in countries which have no extradition treaties with the U.S., just to be on the safe side.

      When I ask “who is going to make and buy the 1%’s goods when they finish destroying the middle class?” I forget one thing: the 1% could live FOREVER right now on what they ALREADY have … even to the point of building oxygen-generating machinery for their air-tight bunkers, water-purifying plants, and greenhouses to grow food (just for THEM, of course).

      Not much of a way to live, in my estimation, but I’m sure they’d look out on the blasted and desolate landscape outside those bunkers and consider that they’ve “won.”

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Who’ going to wait on them and clean and cook? Maybe they take a few humble serfs with?

        But you’re right and I often wonder, after someone is in the billionaire class, what does accumulating further wealth accomplish? I long for the days when titans of industry built cultural institutions, hospitals and schools. A wealthy person’s status was enhanced by what they gave away and did for others, not how much they amassed for themselves.

  • Tony “Hey, I want some attention!” Perkins

  • Kruhn

    So feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, bad for Tonette. Increasing military spending, and, of course, destroying anything that protects women and LGBT folk, good.

    Can someone rid us of this pestilent bigot dressed in a hypocrite’s clothing?

    • Uncle Mark

      Yes, I think I saw it the Bible somewhere, where Jesus fed the multitudes with loaves and armaments

      • Steverino

        Perkkkins thinks the recipients of the loaves were loafers.

  • vorpal

    Instead of food, all those poor and starving people can get their RDI of mostly depleted uranium and polonium from Trump’s nuclear armament “improvements.”

    All this winning is getting damned exhausting.

  • Uncle Mark

    “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” You should recognize this verse from your own “sacred” tome, Tony, you goddam hypocrite. How many times does God need to destroy your house?

  • Lazycrockett

    He must have stock in Bakker’s slop bucket scheme.

  • Tomcat

    Tell the West Virginia coal miners to pay for the new super glutton military.

  • Rex

    So let’s tax the religious organizations to cover the expense of keeping people warm and fed, since all they want to do is bitch about it.

  • Mark

    Ok…I’m gonna get all religious on ya’s.

    I hope and I pray the big almighty sky daddy takes another post twelve-pack piss on Tonetta’s crib.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Tomcat

    Wait until trump realizes how much money he can put into the coffers to give to the rich if he stops religious groups exemptions. I bet they will love that savings.

  • GayOldLady

    Last time we sent a flood to take you out, currently we’re working on a volcano. http://i.imgur.com/pwF5EvF.jpg

    • greenmanTN

      Since homos control the weather, I was hoping that meant we were getting better at aiming it.

      I thought it was hilarious that that immediately afterward Tony was comparing himself with Job. I may not be religious but I was raised in a church and I’m pretty sure the whole point of the Job story is that he wasn’t a whiny little bitch about it.

      • “There’s a new sheriff in town, and the White House’s budget proves it with deep cuts to some of the government’s bloated spending.”
        Does that bloated spending include bailing out homeowners too cheap to pay for flood insurance Tony? or is this one of those famous exceptions we’ve heard about?

        Speaking of Job, one could argue that the entire story was about gawd making a bet with satan…ha ha! ain’t that funny? Let’s play an enormous joke on poor Job to see with one of us is right! The wholly babble never ceases amaze and amuse.

  • M Jackson

    Conservative christianity is a cancer on our society.

    • Steverino

      As well as being an oxymoron.

    • Todd20036

      Stop disrespecting cancer.

      • M Jackson

        I actually beat the shit out of cancer. Seven year survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, something I enjoy saying often.

        • TampaDink

          Excellent news!

          • M Jackson

            My 2 doctors were Indian and Chinese. My chemo nurse was Indian.
            I’m glad we let them in.

          • TampaDink

            Well, they HAD to let the Indians in….since they were here before the rest of us. LOL
            I’m glad that the immigrants saved your life.

          • M Jackson

            Assistance from the hospital system of New York City was responsible too. My journey began at the ER of Bellevue Hospital. NYC takes care of its own.
            I was treated as one among many immigrants and refugees from around the world, I just happened to emigrate from Texas.

          • M Jackson

            Actually my journey began at the Actors Equity free clinic, the Al Hirschfeld Clinic, funded by BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS, after my actor’s insurance had run out. They sent me to the ER immediately.
            This resource literally saved my life.

          • TampaDink

            It is great to hear that they treated a foreigner like you (being from TX, and all) with care & respect. I’m glad that you kicked the shit out of cancer.

          • JCF

            THIS!

        • David Walker

          And you should. Congratulations.

          • M Jackson

            The god I don’t believe in has been very good to me.
            Unfortunately, the summer of my treatment a tsunami swept 100,000 Japanese into the ocean. Hardly a fair trade-off, I’ll admit.

        • Goodboy

          Hey good for you. I just got done watching “be here now” about Andy Whitfield which I highly recommend. It’s on Netflix. He’s the actor who played Spartacus. He died from Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a few years ago. Didn’t realize it was such a battle to over come. Many don’t.

          • M Jackson

            We were ill at the same time. I was watching his story with great (self) interest so it was upsetting when he succumbed. He sure as hell looked stronger than me.
            But to counter-balance that bad news, Michael C. Hall was appearing with a knit cap and the news that he had beaten his.
            I didn’t know there was a documentary about Whitfield, I’ll definitely watch it, with sadness, and with gratitude.

  • Treant

    It seems odd that many of these cuts will disproportionately impact red states and Trump voters (who do skew older with the associated issues that causes). I find that…amusing.

    That having been said, I can’t see how any supposedly “religious” person can trump-et approval of these cuts. I’m not at all religious and firmly disapprove–not because they impact the “least of these,” but because they cause human suffering, pure and simple.

    • greenmanTN

      I’ve been mainlining ibuprofen for 3 months.

      • Treant

        I made an appointment with an ENT who also does surgery yesterday. My sinus headaches have intensified over the last few months and, yes, it’s political stress.

    • American religiosity is rooted in the idea that if God favors you, he’ll let you know by making you rich. It’s a perverse form of Calvinism. So yeah, being a sociopathic greedy asshole is completely aligned with American Christian theology.

      • Craig Howell

        All forms of Calvinism are perverse.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Of For Fuck’s Sake! The Onion couldn’t come up with shit as crazy as our reality.

    https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/842751054769020928

    • Treant

      Incompetence gives me a headache. Excuse me, I need Excedrin. Two. And a big cup of tea.

    • kaydenpat

      Do you recall President Obama holding important “meetings” in his second or third homes? I sure don’t.

      • Todd20036

        Or even having second or third homes?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Obama was too busy vacationing to ever search for 2nd or 3rd homes to buy. And michelle is a man who wears sleeveless tops.

    • Earl

      The man makes Dubya look coherent. He’s not suffering from dementia, the rest of the world is suffering from his dementia. Or soon will be.

    • The_Wretched

      Governmental business should not be happening at a private club for the ultra-wealthy. If he wants to waste tax payer dollars spending his free time there that’s one thing. Doing GOVERNMENTAL BUSINESS is entirely another.

    • TampaDink

      I guess that the VA Sec. didn’t want to cough up the $200,000.00 membership fee to attend the meeting.

    • JCF

      Yet Another Bill for FUBAR-a-Lago.

  • Jeffrey

    Trump would not be in power without poor people. Fact. We need them to wake up and vote their best interests. Maybe this will help.

    • seant426

      With gerrymandering and redistricting? Nah, keep the poor uneducated, hungry and disenfranchised. But wait, that’s how revolutions start, right?

      • Jeffrey

        I guess we will see about that. Hopefully it is exactly how revolution starts.

  • bmoore4026

    Once again – the Religious Right has given themselves over to The Anti-Christ but they aren’t bothering to hide it anymore.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Its actually Church of Satan.
      If u read their dogma its all about selfishness, narcissism, greed, and caring for only ones self

      • bmoore4026

        True that

      • BudClark

        The Church of Satan, Wiccans, Pagans, the Unitarian Universalists, Atheists, etc. have EXEMPLARY morals, compared to KKKonservative KKKristianist KKKultists.

  • Rex

    He celebrates taking away food from the hungry, heat and shelter from the poor, education, and turning away refugees, while bolstering an arsenal to blow up half the world, then he’ll try to tell us that America is a Christian Nation founded on Christian principles.

    • seant426

      While he cheats on his wife, assaults women, steals and lies. Yup, VERY christian!

      • Friday

        Pretty much, at this point, I still don’t see a lot of Christian churches saying ‘boo’ about all this, just indulging their obsessions with hurting LGBT people, other religions, and women who won’t behave like property and breeding stock.

        • seant426

          Tax those fuckers, is what I say.

    • Perkins’ America is, or he thinks it should be, since he believes that Jehovah is really in to genocide and daily stonings, that sort of thing — you know, just like ISIS.

  • SFBruce

    These cuts don’t being to pay for that 54 billion increase that Donnie wants to give the military. For example, in 2012, PBS and NPR got about 0.014% of the total federal budget. If he thinks losing the electoral vote by nearly 3 million votes gives him a mandate for this kind of blood-letting, he’s wrong.

    • PBS, NPR, NEA, NEH combined get less than $1 billion.

      And don’t forget that he’s axing Meals on Wheels, after-school assistance for children, that sort of thing.

  • Richard Rush

    TrueChristians™ love to see increasing numbers of people who are desperately Impoverished/starving/needy because they make great targets for conversion to belief in their Sanctimonious Ignorant Nonsense (SIN).

  • Earl

    Those cuts are going to affect his pocket. Cutting government spending will result in lower donations for Tony and his grifting pals.

    By all means, Tony, cut your nose off. That’ll show us.

    • The_Wretched

      Destitute people with no where else to go will start to attend churches. Attendance goes up proportionally with how much the public is suffering. Yes, it’s that fvcking ghoulish.

      • olandp

        Do you think the destitute will be welcomed into the mega churches? Not a chance. They won’t be able to donate to the building fund to build bigger and bigger buildings. If they are welcomed, how many of the wealthy are going to want to sit next the destitute? The rich will stop attending and there goes the collection…

        • McSwagg

          Megachurches employ security teams to keep out the riff-raff. Their grift is safe.

  • kaydenpat

    “The president’s beholden to nobody but the people who elected him”

    So he’s not beholden to those who voted for his opponents? Interesting theory.

    Also, where in the Bible does Jesus say to despise the poor? What Bible are they reading? Have they never read the texts where Jesus talks about “helping the least of these”?

    • That would be Matthew 25:31-46, which I’m sure Perkins has never read, since he’s got his head stuck firmly up his Leviticus.

      • easygoingmister

        “…up his Leviticus.” < LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • The_Wretched

    I’m surprised at my capacity to be disgusted and angry about this admin and its toadies so often. These programs are cheap and alleviate a ton of suffering. We’re literally talking about the difference between people starving or not.

    • Treant

      And they should probably consider that people who are literally starving and/or freezing don’t have anything to lose, regardless of their actions.

      This is how guillotine factories open for (successful) business.

      • Friday

        Frankly, I hope it’s their own violent, hate-filed rabble that take out these super-rich hate-preachers.

  • olandp

    We all know that coal miners in West Virginia and single moms in Detroit would never watch PBS. The president is not “beholden” to the majority of Americans (who incidentally didn’t vote for him). Thanks Tonette, Don the Con is not my president, glad to know you think that too.

  • Silver Badger

    According to the book of Ezekiel, the true sin of Sodom was allowing people to starve when they had more than enough. I guess this make perkins and the entire Republican party a bunch of Sodomites. And not the good kind!

    • Friday

      They’ve been scapegoating LGBT people for their own atrocities for a very long time, that way. (And their own Jesus said the same about the ‘sin of Sodom’ …nothing to do with gay people.)

    • Earl

      I was banned from MotherJones for making that argument. 🙁

      • The_Wretched

        christian privilege is everywhere

      • Silver Badger

        You can say things on JMG you can’t elsewhere.

        • Goodboy

          Like the truth.

      • JCF

        Huh. They (or an algorithm) may have misread you.

        • Earl

          Perhaps, I asked to be let back. Never heard from them.

          Oh, well. 🙂

    • Goodboy

      So sick of the finger pointing from these evil assholes. I guess they don’t own mirrors.

  • Ian

    Luke 18:22. Give up all your possessions and sell them to the poor, then come, follow me. He seems to have dropped that part of the Bible. OT: Luke was obvs the hottest disciple.

  • baruchzed

    These nazis and christofascists are truly deplorable. No a coal miner shouldn’t be paying for this but rich people like tRump should be! Perkins, christofascist evil mean greedy lying hypocrite…HE should be paying…wealthy preachers are corrupt lying pieces of offal.

  • Ross
  • Can we say ‘Anti-Christ’ now, or does that make us meanies? To hell with Mulvaney and Perkins.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f667077394b50c1ee41d33c15531623198570875f0dd7ce37232058994fd7ad.jpg

  • Mike C

    “Can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia…to pay for these programs”. Sure looks like we can: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Industry=Coal_Mining/Salary

  • gaymex1

    I will never understand the lack of compassion in those who don’t want to improve the living conditions of people who need help. It is simply beyond my comprehension to know that help is needed and then to not help. I just can’t understand that level of disconnectedness.

    • Goodboy

      Classic Sociopath.

  • pch1013

    That is the face of a murderer.

  • BobSF_94117

    “The president’s beholden to nobody but the people who elected him, and
    yes, I understand that every lawmaker over there has pet projects,”
    Mulvaney told reporters. “That’s the nature of the beast.”

    The president is beholden to the citizenry, not just to those who like him.

    • Steverino

      “The president’s beholden to nobody but the people who elected him…”

      Yes, we all know the president is beholden to the Russians who elected him…

      • Uncle Mark

        …and a measley 20% of the US population that voted for him.

  • Hank
  • Uncle Mark

    Aren’t these poor folks supposed to be the very folks that Perkkkins is supposed to be protecting & shepherding? I already knew he was one of those shepherds that fuck their sheep, but I didn’t expect him to be gleefully shitting on them too.

    • McSwagg

      We’ve been misunderstanding these xtians all this time. We thought they were saying “We love you” when they were really saying “We love ewe”.

  • Matt

    Disgusting human being. Presumably, on the ‘human being’ part.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • When did this idea of “fuck you, I’ve got mine” become so entrenched within our society? And for it to have over taken the “christian” world is a sign that the anti-christ has taken control of their religion.

    • sadoldguy

      I think they believe that a collapse of the social safety net will force the needy come to the church for assistance.

      • Tor

        And the churches will turn away LGBTs, atheists, brown people, or anyone who does not want to pay for their meal by being preached at.

      • Really? To me it smacks more of “let them eat cake” than come to me my wounded flock.

    • Tor

      It’s probably been there for quite a while, but I first became aware of it during the Reagan administration. Greed = Good.

    • Earl

      It’s a generational thing, really.

      It’ll pass, not soon enough. But it will pass.

    • Chuck in NYC

      I’ll believe it’s ended when we stop seeing these “pastors” with multimillion dollar mansions and private jet planes.

  • Steven B
  • kcken

    Tony is more than OK with fucking the poor, the elderly, and the vets over as long as at some point in the near future, they get their “Religious Freedom” bill passed so they can use the long arm of the law to fist every LGBT person in sight.

    • Friday

      They’re all-out evil, just hope their sadistic God will approve of them taking it out on innocent LGBT people.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The behavior of fundamentalist Christians makes much more sense when you remember that good works don’t matter in their philosophy; all that matters is if you are “saved” or not.

    • McSwagg

      Sadly, “bad works” don’t natter either. That’s why they are so willing to engage in them.

  • “The president’s beholden to nobody but the people who elected him”

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  • mdub in Puyallup

    Of course, being incredibly short-sighted, Ms. Perkins needs to realize that the proposed cuts hurt the people that add to his personal coffers. Hating the homos and praising Gawd may have to take a back seat to keeping warm and fed. We’ll see what tune she sings if this comes to fruition.

  • ZRAinSWVA

    “an we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs”

    My husband and I pay taxes to support our local school district, and I am glad to do so even though we’ll access those services ourselves. It’s part an unstated social contract. One that serves the good of our community. I’m an atheist, but I am pretty certain I’m a much better Christian than this asshole.

  • Uncle Mark

    If Tony really cared about Christian values, he would do much more beyond using the LGBT as his favorite piñata. What “pro-family”/”pro-humanity” organizations has Tony created? NONE. !! All he’s created are legal/PAC/political organizations.

    NO organization/shelter for single mothers
    NO orphanages for those “unwanted” miracles
    NOTHING to provide money for women wanting to stay home to raise their children
    NOTHING to help understand homosexuality or counsel families with an LGBT member
    NOTHING to aid families in need. (No homeless shelters, no food pantries)
    NOTHING to counsel couples seeking divorce
    NOTHING for runaway teens

    He is just a big mouth that doesn’t actually do anything good for people, but empower lawyers, politicians & himself at the expense of others….tainting his religion by marrying it to corrupted politicians. He is the quintessential church lady that loves to preach down to others, look down upon others, while elevating himself, and never did anything to actually help any individuals.

    As for his movement, he just threw its support behind a greedy, congenital liar, thief & con-man, a thrice married & proud adulterer, and someone who sells alcohol and gambling, having no allegiance to God or America, and is as much a Christian as Nero. Perkkkins, congratulations on your movement; please flush because it’s done.

  • Clive Johnson

    A Republican dominated government allows them to reveal what they really stand for and us to see it.

    And what is seen is American conservatism in full dress, confident as it ever has been, at least politically, at least to the point where it doesn’t feel it must hide anymore. And what is seen is vile.

    Isolated seniors, many lonely and looking forward each day to their Meals on Wheels visit where not only do they get to eat but they get acknowledgement that they matter–now they don’t matter, at least officially, at least to many conservatives. There are many reasons someone might have trouble preparing food, like poor eyesight, lack of mobility in a kitchen, inability to get groceries when needed, arthritic hands that can’t open containers, etc.

    No matter. Although it costs us mere cents or dollars a year to prevent tragedy, ease suffering and add to quality of life, to the conservative that is too high a price to pay. His wallet is always under his hand, his eye full of dark suspicion at the 90 year old retired teacher living in a one bedroom apartment, or the man who led the church choir for 50 years and lost his pension. He sees these moochers everywhere, and wonders why they can’t be as responsible as he. The retired teacher may be hungry, but all the conservative can see is a veiny set of hands forced into his face by the government. His hatred for the government is transferred to the people it serves, who then become subject to the same resentment.

    I’m not sure how much longer we can live in peace with people so crippled by greed, delusions of self-sufficiency, or the inability to see that people preventably dying by the thousands due to lack of affordable health care is a moral wrong. Conservatism of this kind is less political philosophy than social sickness, a culturally learned form of misanthropy and callousness.

  • MikeBx2

    Do people who actually respect what Perkins has to say (can’t imagine) even know about the millions Trump is costing in extra NYC security and his frequent golf weekends? Conservative Republicans are only fiscal hawks when it comes to the little people.

  • Exatron

    What results do these assholes expect to see? These programs keep poor people from starving, keep our land, air and water clean, give some amount of education to children of all ages, enlighten, entertain, and inform people, and enrich our lives, among other things.

    They’re really a great bargain, and are certainly better than asking coal miners and single mothers to pay for more bombs.

    • Friday

      Especially because cutting programs like these usually actually means paying a lot more later to ‘save’ a relative pittance, which the Right of course is just funnelling right to the ultra-rich anyway, rather than even actually reducing debt.

  • Henry Auvil

    I wish there WAS a hell, so this venal cretin could burn in it for all eternity.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Thats the kicker….
      Tony et al dont believe in hell either. At least not for gods “pre-chosen”

  • Slippy_World

    sorry, feeding you would be a waste of resources. i’m just not seeing results.’ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbadf8e1fb63f66211370f82511456c6bf9fc9b62692a4105e7e93f429de5ba1.jpg

  • TampaDink

    WWJD? Who would Jesus denigrate?

  • joe ho

    Trump carried the Catholic and Evangelical vote.

    Any more questions about religious claims to moral superiority?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Religion, forever the killer of minds, women, men and children. How I long for the days when Christians knew their place…in the coliseum with lions.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Or used at torches to light Nero’s parties.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Speaking of Nero, his reign began disintegrating when the senate became unimpressed with him and his unfulfilled promises and turned against him.

        Hello GOP! Trump is our Nero. When will you turn against him.

  • ceeenbee

    “When you start looking at places that we reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was, can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs?”

    But we have no problem asking that coal miner and that single mom to pay for tax cuts to billionaires so they can hoard millions more.

    These people are sick in the head.

    • And not very bright either, a single mom in Detroit most likely doesn’t pay income tax at all because she doesn’t earn enough money. I wouldn’t be surprised if a WV coal miner didn’t pay either. It’s just typical republican transparent attempt at appearing compassionate.

  • dcurlee

    If we’ve want to make cuts let’s start at the top. A million every week he goes to Florida the 500,000 spent everyday because his snowflake wants to stay in NYC. The republicans are the biggest bunch of hypocrites ever put on this earth. These fuckers are pushing our country into bankruptcy. Not hard to see the writing on the wall about that

  • joe ho

    American exceptionalism indeed. A country willing to sacrifice its food, water, and health insurance just to defeat multiculturalism, while transferring even more wealth into the hands of the 1%.

    Very typical of our history, actually.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I’m just going to leave this here: Someday (maybe) he too will be old–and hungry. That’s when I hope his words will hound him wherever he goes trying to fill his stomach.

    • kanehau

      He is old… and considering the size of the worm that inhabits him, I bet he’s always hungry.

  • WiMountainBear

    I am disabled from a stroke 3 years ago March 20th. I live on $1,154 a month SSI. Last and this Winter I received Energy assistance and had my home weatherized by that program. LUCKY I got it done.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Another nasty old white guy stealing from the poor to line his own wallet…
    Its a ‘mirical!

    • -M-

      It’s a ‘Murica.

  • M Jackson
  • Michael Hampton

    Nothing says JEEBUS to me like telling the sick and the poor to “Take a hike!”

  • Dave F.
    • M Jackson

      Awesome.

  • Talisman

    “Bloated spending”

    If we cut some of that military spending, we might have nice things in this country.

  • rowdymutt

    “There’s a new shepherd in town. You really licked his ass. I think he’s matched his meat.”

  • Robert Conner

    Tony Perkins just made the perfect argument for taxing churches.

  • MDixon34

    Just more proof they only care about children until they’re born.

  • CatCope

    What a disgustingly ugly thing you are, inside & out. I would tell you to rot in hell, but you’d just be among all your friends & followers. just like now!!!!

  • jm2

    maybe he needs to be inundated with Matthew 19:16-22? he obviously doesn’t know HIS Christian New Testament!

  • John Calendo

    OUTRAGEOUSLY CALLOUS: Professional Christian, advocate for all things anti-gay, craven Republican operative.

    Sometimes it’s important to restate the obvious.

  • JCF
  • jonfromcalifornia

    Evangelical theology does not stress “good works”. Only “faith” is important to them. This was the Augustinian monk, Martin Luther’s “gift” to his Protestant movement in the 1500s when he led the rebellion against the Catholic Church. Luther latched on to St. Paul the former Pharisee’s emphasis of faith over works (Romans 3:28). Pharisees were known for their scrupulosity in obeying the Law. Luther’s new movement included this as one of features of his new movement – faith alone, scripture alone, grace alone, Christ alone. Never mind that while the early Church acknowledged the importance of faith, it also stressed the importance of good works as a consequence of that faith as expressed in James 2:14-26.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    In Oklahoma, weatherization is a vital thing that needs to stay in force. As it WAS, there wasn’t much assistance but it did help the poor and the needy. As for energy assistance, neither Perkins or Trump or anyone else will ever see a need for it but thousands of Okies do need all the financial help they can get. It’s not like people can just leave and go elsewhere. Of course Gov. Fallin is another one who is not helping the state all that much.