May 24, 2018

Trump signs massive spending bill, backing away from veto threat.

President Trump on Friday signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, averting a government shutdown just hours after he created drama and uncertainty by threatening a veto. Trump blasted the measure as “ridiculous,” in large part because it contained only a fraction of the money he asked for a wall along the Mexican border and did not […]

Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump.

The Senate rushed to approve a $1.3 trillion government funding bill early Friday morning, sending the mammoth legislation to President Trump‘s desk less than 24 hours before a deadline to avert another government shutdown. Senators voted 65-32 on the measure, well over the simple majority needed to approve it, despite late drama after the bill easily cleared the House on Thursday […]

GOP posts text of $1.3T spending bill with shutdown deadline days away.

Congressional Republican leaders released the final version of a proposed $1.3 trillion spending bill Wednesday evening, approximately 52 hours before the deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown. The 2,232 page “omnibus” bill was made public hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dashed through a Washington snowstorm to meet with President Trump at the […]

White House backs omnibus spending bill.

President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind a $1.3 trillion spending bill, defying House conservatives and handing a victory to GOP congressional leaders. The White House announced Trump’s backing after he discussed the proposed deal with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “The president and the leaders discussed their support for […]

Outrageous! Paul Ryan’s $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Funds Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary Cities – Won’t Fund Trump Wall.

Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus. President Trump spoke on Monday about the importance of the border wall with Mexico to enhance national security and battle the opioid crisis in America. But once again it is unlikely that funding […]

WOW: Democrats Agree to Spending Deal that Doesn’t Include DACA.

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Spending Deal…Without DACA Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that the chamber has reached a bipartisan 2-year spending deal, two days before the government shutdown deadline. It includes large increases on defense spending, funding to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse, and money for disaster relief efforts. It does not include […]

Democrats Cave on ‘Schumer Shutdown,’ Agree to Three-Week Spending Bill.

Senate Democrats caved on the “Schumer Shutdown,” on Monday and agreed to a three-week spending bill that will fund the government until February 8. Shortly before the cloture vote, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters that after leaving the Democratic meeting, the three-week Continuing Resolution (CR) might even get 70 votes. In the end, the Senate […]

TRUMP EFFECT: RECORD HOLIDAY SALES NEAR $600 BILLION; Expert: Spending Pace Not Seen Since Great Recession.

Retailers are reporting record holiday sales this season of $598 billion as of Christmas Eve, fueled by confidence in the pro-business, pro-jobs economic polices of President Donald Trump of cutting Obama-era regulations and enacting major tax cuts and reforms. Yet media reports by CBS, AP and the Wall Street Journal all failed to mention President […]

Senate Budget a Major Step Toward Tax Reform, but Falls Short on Spending Reforms

The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution late Thursday night, paving the way for potentially the most comprehensive tax reform package in decades. The proposal is a significant step toward implementing the president and Congress’ tax reform agenda. However, it fails to make significant cuts to federal spending—an important piece of the puzzle […]

Trump’s First Budget Promises To Beef Up National Security, Dramatically Cut Domestic Spending

Donald Trump boosts defense-related spending by tens of billions of dollars and calls for significant cuts to domestic programs like the Environmental Protection Agency in his first proposed federal budget. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on a call with reporters Wednesday that the “America First budget” fulfills key […]

Report: Billions in New Spending Failed to Fix VA Problems, Made Some Worse

Amid public outrage over the deadly wait list manipulation scandal that consumed the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014, politicians on both sides of the aisle demanded accountability and reforms. As usual, many Democrats blamed the agency’s systemic corruption on funding shortfalls, which was an inaccurate red herring. Nevertheless, Congress allocated billions in additional dollars for […]

Obama spending millions to find summer jobs — for ‘refugees’

Obama is “prioritizing illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens for summer jobs.” It is an outrage. We need to stop paying our taxes — en masse. I can’t be the only one who is sick and tired of funding Islamic terrorism, Muslim refugees, Islamic Jew-hatred, Iranian nukes, 93 million Americans on entitlements, anti-American leftists organizations, and […]

DESPICABLE: As Brussels BURNS, this is how Obama is spending his time – WATCH

This perfectly demonstrates what is wrong with the West right now – and what is horribly wrong with this president — not that you needed any more evidence in that regard. It is absolutely unconscionable to me that our president, our commander in chief, would be putting on this jaw-droppingly embarrassing performance while Brussels mourns […]

Sen. Sessions Criticizes Immigration Provisions in Omnibus Spending Bill

Speaking in the early morning hours of December 18, after the House had passed the massive $1.1-trillion spending package (but before the Senate had voted on it), Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.; shown) strongly condemned the legislation because it would fully fund President Obama’s resettlement of both refugees and illegal aliens, fully fund sanctuary cities, and […]

Merry Christmas: House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill–Thanks To Democrats

It’s pretty much a done deal. The House passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, and have skipped town for the holidays. The Senate is poised to pass the bill later today. House Democrats were key in getting this piece of legislation over the finish line (via Roll Call): Legislation to fund government operations through the remainder […]

What’s Wrong With the Massive Omnibus Spending Bill

Early Wednesday morning, the House Rules Committee posted text for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of the 2016 fiscal year (FY). This $1.1 trillion spending package, known as the omnibus, shows Washington at its worst. Lawmakers are being asked to sign off on 2,200 pages (with an additional 1,000 pages of explanatory materials), at the 11th […]

Here’s What’s in Congress’ Spending and Tax Package

Congressional leaders announced the details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill to fund the government on Tuesday night. But with spending levels already predetermined, lawmakers were more concerned with what policy provisions were attached to the legislation. The spending legislation will be introduced with a package renewing billions of dollars in tax breaks for businesses and low-income […]

BERNIE SANDERS finally admits everyone’s taxes must rise to pay for his spending

Bernie Sanders has been peddling the fantasy that by soaking Wall Street and other mega-rich people with high taxes, a bonanza of freebies – free college, free health care, etc. – can be available for all. Pure covetous class envy worthy of the crudest communist revolutionary. I have to give former Clinton White House official […]

How Welfare Spending Hurts the People It’s Supposed to Help

Federal and state governments spent $1.02 trillion on welfare in 2014—an increase of $274 billion, or 36 percent, since 2003 after adjusting for inflation. At the federal level, the welfare bureaucracy spans numerous agencies and includes more than 80 different means-tested aid programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care and social services to poor […]

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