Libs slam Trump over Special Olympics funding. Then, NY Dems slash it and give themselves whopping raises

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Outrage for thee, but not for me.

When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed a budget that would cut $18 million from the Special Olympics, Democrats and their liberal media allies threw a collective hissy, seizing on the opportunity to bash the Trump administration.

Even the Bronx Bolshevik, Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., piled on, comically suggesting that Democrats would “halt it.”

Turns out, President Donald Trump halted it by reversing the budget decision — it also bears noting that the Special Olympics raises well over $100 million in private donations, and that DeVos personally donated $50,000 in 2018.

“The Special Olympics will be funded,” Trump told reporters last week. “I just told my people, ‘I want to fund the Special Olympics.'”

But manufactured outrage ruled the day, and the national news cycle, courtesy of Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez.

So image her reaction to learning that Democrats in her own state cut funding to the Special Olympics while giving themselves a fat raise that comes close to matching what was being cut. Each member’s increase, that is.

Dead silence.

Even when asked to comment, as seen from the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, Ocasio-Cortez has nothing to say — but then, as her own constituents will tell you, ignoring requests appears to be her standard operating procedure.

New York state’s 2019 budget slashed $50,000 from the Special Olympics operating budget, dropping funding from $200,000 in 2017 to $150,000, WKBW-TV reported.

The ABC affiliate included a statement from Democratic state Assemblyman Patrick Burke that said, in part: “Negotiating a $175 billion budget between three parties is not easy.”

And a statement from Republican state Sen. Chris Jacobs: “I am appalled that this budget gives pay raises to the Governor and Lt. Governor at the same time that it cuts funding for Special Olympics.”

The Democratic-led New York state legislature voted to increase their salaries from $79,500 to $110,000, with another raise to $130,000 in 2021, according to The Daily Caller.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo also benefited from their generosity, becoming the highest paid governor in the country with a $70,000 raise to $250,000 a year.

But less money for those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

As noted Friday by Joy Behar, co-host of “The View,” we don’t need people like this running the country.

“This is an emotional issue,” Behar said of the Special Olympics funding. “You don’t want people running the country who have no sympathy or empathy for the poor and disabled.”

Social media users are awaiting Ocasio-Cortez’s (scripted) response… here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/pretzellover11/status/1112894886171340801

https://twitter.com/chisox1917/status/1112903652161871872

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