“Chuck and Nancy” will ride this charger to the midterms and Republicans will not be the benficiaries
The $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill — all 2,232-pages of it that no one read — was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, despite a threatened veto. Bluster without action is worthless.
We saw more responsible leadership from him on the reality show, ‘The Apprentice.’
As he affixed his signature to the bloated monstrosity, Trump disparaged the legislation as “crazy” vowing “I will never sign another bill like this again — I’m not going to do it again.” Still, he yielded to advisers and squish GOP leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell who warned that standing firm would precipitate a government shutdown crisis.
According to this Fox News report, the government has shut down a total of 20 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, which established the federal budget process in 1976. Half of those shutdowns occurred over a weekend. Democrat and Republican presidents have presided over the closures.
President Trump’s capitulation to the Democrats will have far reaching consequences, none of them positive. He is encumbering our grandchildren’s great-grandchildren with massive debt and selling our soul to retaliatory enemies like China, who already have us by the shorthairs. Heritage Foundation explains the spending. Schumer gets his tunnel and taxpayers get the shaft.
Americans rallied behind Donald Trump in large measure because he campaigned on securing our nation against the invasion of illegal aliens, drugs and criminality. His promise of building a border wall resonated. Now, he expressed frustration that the lowball estimates of 800,000 DACA recipients received no protection in the law. He can’t keep the continued support of American voters while he bemoans the lack pf protections to this mass of illegals whose claims are unverifiable but will swell the ranks of the Democrat Party.
Sorry, Mr. President. You can’t have it both ways.
The law he signed includes no money for the wall, impedes the hiring of thousands of border patrol agents, blocked deep cuts to foreign aid, the diplomatic corps and environmental programs; thwarted a push to fund vouchers for private and parochial schools and even shovels more money at the already well-funded Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood were not scaled back, but received increases — as did the salaries of congressional staffers.
Laura Ingraham gets it right with this Tweet.
Ann Coulter has this to say.
On his radio program, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh unequivocally states, “This budget was designed to end the Trump presidency.” If you missed it, the transcript is here.