President Trump sparked fears of an impending government shutdown Friday by threatening to veto a $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress, citing the lack of a deal that would include protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children in return for funding for a wall. (continued here)
Consider what Democrat Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer had to say about that bill.
This spending agreement brings the era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in recent history,” the New York Democrat told reporters. “It’s really a turning around. (from here)
This is insufferable foolishness. Austerity? Where was that man during the Obama presidency when the national debt exploded? And now, with REPUBLICANS IN CHARGE, this spending agreement brings the era of austerity unceremonious end? Is he serious?
Remember what one-time Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said about that Obamacare bill.
But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. (from here)
Do we really want to find out what is in the bill AFTER the bill is passed? Is that how you buy a used car? If so, have I got a deal for you?
Look around the world. We are in competition with other nations. Some of the leaders of these nations have virtually enslaved their people and would happily enslave us. Trump has entered arms and trade negotiations with these nations. When we borrow money from nations like China, we seriously weaken our negotiating position, and we do so needlessly.
Leaders like Senator Schumer don’t have a clue. They cannot tell the difference between needs and wants. Their ethics stink. Let’s pray Trump does the right thing and vetoes that bill.
Listen to the news carefully. There are lots of things in that bill that bill that some people want, but none of us need. Is there money for Planned Parenthood? Public broadcasting? The Department of Education? Wouldn’t that be redundant when state and local governments already have that job?
Read up on the bill. Why was there a rush job? Why the high pressure sale? Are we the People benefiting or just greedy elites?
- What’s in Congress’ spending bill? 5 things to know about the omnibus package (foxnews.com)
- What’s in – and what’s out – of the $1.3 trillion spending bill (.usatoday.com)
- House passes $1.3 trillion spending bill (cbsnews.com)
- Congress Passes Mammoth Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown (wsj.com)
Does the news media actually know what is in the bill? When did they get time to read it?