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OPINION: The Republican Minority in Congress and A Few Good Democrats Resist The Socialist Spending Legislation


WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 15 — Thank God for the few remaining centrist and moderate Democrats in Congress. It just may be that they can help keep the progressives in the House and the Senate from dismantling the Republic by helping to save the nation from bankruptcy with their outrageous $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill.

What’s wrong with the spending bill? Instead of focusing on real national needs and fiscal prudence, its focus is on a socialist agenda including raising taxes, ideals that fuel inflation, tuition-free pre-kindergarten, and community college, Medicare-for-all, expansion of Medicare benefits to include dental, hearing, and vision benefits, and giving millions of illegal immigrants legal status and a road to citizenship [read that as an enhancement of the leftist voter base].

Take Joe Manchin, the Senator from West Virginia. As he put it in an opinion article he wrote and published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month: “Over the past 18 months, we’ve spent more than $5 trillion responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Now Democratic congressional leaders propose to pass the largest single spending bill in history with no regard to rising inflation, crippling debt, or the inevitability of future crises. Ignoring the fiscal consequences of our policy choices will create a disastrous future for the next generation of Americans.”

Manchin concluded his Op-Ed article with a plea to fellow Democrats to slow down, reminding them that their loyalty is to the nation and the Constitution, not the party, and asking for a “strategic pause” in the budgeting process.

The reasoning expressed by Senator Manchin came as close as it could to the reasoning expressed by the staunchest conservative Republican politicians and commentators, folks like Pat Buchanan, who published a new opinion article just yesterday regarding the spending bill. In it, he points out that:

“As of today, however, neither the infrastructure bill nor the $3.5 trillion omnibus bill is a done deal, with the former looking more probable than the latter. But if both are passed, they would create new records and new realities for the U.S. government.

“The federal debt would exceed the U.S. economy for the first time since World War II. The deficits for this year and last, roughly $3 trillion in each year, already exceed any past deficits since World War II

“Passage of the $3.5 trillion omnibus bill would constitute a quantum leap in the number of Americans dependent on the federal government for the necessities of life.”

He went on to conclude that “It would be tantamount to an admission of belief that the real engine of economic growth in America, the truly indispensable provider upon whom an ever-expanding share of the population of the nation depend for food, rent, health care, education and cash income, is the government of the United States, not the American free-market system.”

In his commentary, Buchanan noted that President Ronald Reagan, in his first inaugural speech, observed that “government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” He went on to note that, in his first inaugural speech, President Bill Clinton agreed with the late Mr. Reagan. Clinton said that “We know big government does not have all the answers. We know there’s not a program for every problem. We have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means. The era of big government is over.”

But sadly, it appears that it was actually the era of the “loyal opposition” that was coming to an end, ultimately giving in to progressives and socialists in our midst hell-bent on overthrowing the legacy of our Founding Fathers to be replaced by a newfound Marxist ideology. It is an ideology that Bernie Sanders, the self-declared socialist-n-chief of the Senate Budget Committee, and his Congressional cronies seek to embed in the spending bill.

As political satirist Walt Kelly once pointed out in his Pogo comic strip way back in 1970, “we have seen the enemy and he is us.”

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1 month ago

I was thinking, the people should hire a team of lawyers to sue the writers and supporters of the 3.5T bill for misappropriation of tax payer funds??!!

1 month ago

biden,harris and EVERY communist,self serving,corrupt lying,cheating democrat plus any rino siding with them MUST GO.
Way past enough of this INSANITY

1 month ago

Has anyone ever seen Joe Manchin vote against his liberal buddies when it actually means something for the benefit of West Virginia residents/ His wife got paid off for a bill she favors paid by Biden himself/ Joe and the lady from out west will screw their state and vote for the radical liberals in the end// This is known as (THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING)/ We need to vote for real conservatives instead of these losers in our senate and congress NOW//

1 month ago

I am contacting These legislators today. I am a Virginia resident/voter, and want them all to know that I appreciate their willingness to stand against irresponsible legislation. I can’t fvote for them, but I can let them know their stance is appreciated.

1 month ago

People- 3.5 trillion is not going to be near the money needed to take care of all the people our government is bringing in every day. Sleepy Joe will ask for 4 trillion more dollars by the end of this year to pay for them!!! Who is going to take care of our families? Not sleepy Joe!!!!!!!!

1 month ago

They want the American people dependent on the government…that is the start of communism.

1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

You got it!

1 month ago

Both parties are a disgrace and should be abolished. The Reps are pussys and the Dems are satan’s advocates.

1 month ago

so we all sit on are axxes and let the Communists Destroy our Country.. the Republicans are as Sick as the democrats.. if not Worse.. by Doing Nothing.. We Will Never be Magically Restored at the Mid-Term Fraudulent Elections because we will never make it that far .. It is Over a Year away .. LOOK what the Hell has happened in Less than a Year.. There are NO LAWs or a CONSTITUTION left.. democrats are Not a Political Party They are a Terrorist Organization which took The United States without a shot fired.. and We Let Them… Every other Country in the World Will NOT Accept Illegal Aliens.. Afghans, their Borders are Closed, They are Broad casting on News Stations .. Let America take them ALL… biden you sick rotting bag of s..t, hairball harris you laughing court jester idiot, and your Whole Communist Terrorist Adminstration should be _________ !!!

Nick Patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Well said James. But even if we got into an armed rebellion with these devils, I have no doubt in my mind that Comrade Obiden would order the military to kill citizens. The over the hill gang, which is most readers on this forum, with handguns and rifles are no match for tanks and F-16’s. Remember, the commies own the media!

1 month ago

i took a oath to the us constitution.not socialist communist democrats. i lost dear friends in the south vietnam war. you don’t want hear about details. the whole democrate party is sick. they don’t care about poeple. it doesn’t matter what color you are, when you bleed, what color comes out. it doesn’t matter what color your skin is. we are all gods children. it’s not about race as the democrates want you to believe. it’s all about power ang greed for money. my best buddy in vietnam who had my back was black and white

1 month ago

The democrats will approve the spending, and they may even have RINO help.

1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Then they ALL must go!
Traitors of America and its Citizens

Ron Quasebarth
1 month ago

The tax and spending is big government at it’s American worst.

1 month ago

Let’s don’t put our faith in Manchin. He talks a good game but has disappointed before. Heard he has changed on voting bill. Just hope NO Repubs change minds. Some have disappointed also

Truth seeker
1 month ago

Misleading headline. Only Joe Manchin was mentioned as opposition.

Gary Swanzy
1 month ago

Unfortunately, the Democrats are a monolithic block that vote lock step in line. This is all a plan. A few may hold out, but those few will fold to make Nancy Pelosi look like a powerful Speaker of the House.

1 month ago

I fear it is too late. The Godless demo/globalists plan is to have America established in the one-world order by 2030 or sooner. We are no longer fighting just “bad” men, we are fighting spiritual evil and the demos have some of the most evil and wicked people on earth in their party. They are being controlled by demonic forces. If you think Loopey Joe is wicked, you haven’t seen anything yet. Kamala’s wickedness is like a barrell with no bottom.

1 month ago

Pres Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis For President
Joe Manchin for VP

1 month ago
Reply to  BobJr

The Republican presidential ticket is never going to include a democrat.

Ann Correll
1 month ago

Thank God that there is at least one Democrat who still believes he is there to serve the people of the United States. Not the Democratic party.

1 month ago
Reply to  Ann Correll

But only one :( The rest are closer to Marxists than traditional Americans!

1 month ago
Reply to  Ann Correll

Manchin talks a good game, but he’ll vote for the bill.

1 month ago

It’s about time folks are paying attention to our nation’s HUGE deficits! Now we need to take our country back and pull it out of the financial crisis we seem to be having. This admin is all about spend, spend, spend with nothing to show for it.

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

1 month ago

Thank you AMAC for ths great article, hope it gets a lot of attention of Americans.

1 month ago

I saw on media today that CEO salary used to be 20-times salary of hourly (Prior to 90s) and now it is 160-times hourly. That is nothing but greed & corporations have allowed that to happen & that is why I have very little sympathy for not raising tax rate on Corporate earnings in USA. Someday, history will look back & say Middle class made & built this country and so what when wrong when we starting beating up on that class in USA.

Kevin S
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

Sorry, CEO responsibilities haven’t changed, but the scale has. Your position is valid but doesn’t allow for the morph on companies to megacorps. A bad decision then affected thousands, now it can be millions – risk benefit ratio is the scale.

Taxing corporations I see as a tricky balance of getting what you can while not shunting any growth. Kind of like wildlife population management: allow for harvest to cull the herds and winnow out the weak, yet stopping short of impeding the healthy remaining to thrive.

1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin S

Corporations will just pass the tax onto the consumer — Middle class and under. And you’re right, they will still make a profit at our expense.

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