New Dialogue Rules for the CDC

Trump administration has forbade the usage certain words; “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” from being used in CDC reports. I wonder what is up next, the burning of books? The Trump administration AND Repubs keep establishing new boundaries for their reach into American lives.

Trump’s Chief of Staff Jim Kelly told the analysts that “certain words” in the CDC’s budget drafts would cause those drafts to be sent back to the agency for correction. I wonder who will get fired first at the CDC?

Here is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wondering why he did not get the memo . . .

Mnuchin: “Nobody’s told me not to use certain words and I’ve never told anybody in the Treasury not to use certain words.”

You have to wonder whether Steve believes he has been purposely left out. Maybe “evidence based” might work for him if we were to reword it a bit? For example he might (doubtful), he might say;

based upon the evidence of the impact of prior tax cuts, we know that cutting taxes does not stimulate the economy as much as we thought.

Unlikely those words would ever pass his lips.