The swamp that is the Republicans and Democratics have forged a $1.07 trillion spending package that avoids a shut down and will fund the government through the end of September.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer achieved nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by taking advantage of disagreements between President Trump and the GOP establishment over spending.
The Democrats victory on this five-month deal, which will likely to be signed by the president this Thursday or Friday, foreshadows a Republican party that’s technically in charge but not really calling all the shots.
How does the GOP expect to have any influence in future budget negotiations, when they are pushovers right now?
Republicans are hopelessly divided over how much and where exactly to spend on government programs. That is why the Republicans worked with Democrats to avoid politically damaging government shutdowns.
We send these people to Washington to serve us, not so they can serve themselves politically.
Never, ever, let a Democrat be the one in charge of spending. The Democrats look like they call the shots on these budget battles, even with Trump in the White House.
Here’s what Chuck the Schmuck Schumer had to say about the only win of his life:
“I think we had a strategy and it worked, Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate were closer to one another than Republicans were to Donald Trump.”
And don’t think the feckless Republicans aren’t to blame either for this mess.
Hill Republicans remain openly hostile to many of Trump’s signature plans, such as the wall and slashing millions from programs such as the National Institutes of Health and foreign aid.
We elected “conservatives” to all three branches of government. And all we get is liberal spending bills.
Details of the new Budget
Here’s a quick run-down of the new spending bill. Warning: it ain’t pretty.
- No Funding for Border wall
The bill includes $1.5 billion for border security, but no funding for the border wall, which was a major promise from the Trump campaign in attempts to stop illegal immigration.
Instead, funding will go toward better technology and strengthening existing infrastructure. Great.
- Planned Parenthood Untouched
No cuts to Planned Parenthood, this is Democrat bill, after all. Planned Parenthood has been a target of abortion opponents and Republicans alike for its providing of abortion services.
Republicans have threatened to shut down the federal government in the past over Planned Parenthood funding.
- $18 billion cut in non-defense spending
$18 billion is not nearly enough, the Trump campaign promised a lot more.
The EPA maintains nearly 99 percent of its funding, $295 million goes toward Medicaid in Puerto Rico and $4.6 billion is set aside to permanently grant health benefits to 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners.
In a March budget proposal, the Trump administration sought to cut EPA funding by $2.6 billion.
- Sanctuary cities…Still Funded
Illegal and immoral sanctuary cities, (which limit cooperation with the federal government on immigration laws in order to hide illegals) will keep their funding.
Yes I said that right, no cuts for sanctuary cities despite Trump threatening to do so in the past.
Who’s to Blame?
Do you want to know who’s to blame for this mess? For once in your life take notice of what Schmuck Schumer said:
“Our Republican colleagues I give them a lot of credit — Mitch McConnell — we worked very well together — Leader Pelosi, Speaker Ryan as well.”
So, basically the swamp creatures are to blame for this catastrophe. But who else did you expect to be guilty? The Freedom Caucus?
I wouldn’t have been energized this last election cycle had I known that Schmuck face and weasel Ryan would be running the show.
Rush Limbaugh asked the question best when interviewing Vice President Pence on the issue:
“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican? What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”
He makes the obvious point, why vote Republican if it’s all the same load of crap?
Here’s something positive: as the backlash started pouring in, Trump thinks the government needs a good shutdown.
Well why not now? I’m tired of passing on debt to the next generation. We are living way past our means, and there is no easy solution out of this. No country has ever gotten this far into debt before.
I know this sounds idealistic, (and I would make exceptions for war time) but we really do need a balanced budget amendment. It’s ridiculous at this point, we’ll certainly never pay all this debt off.
The Right Side Pundit does not stand for any party, we stand for those truly in the right. Wake up America, there’s no difference between Chuck Schumer and Paul Ryan.