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With the passage of the $1.3 TRILLION Omnibus spending package, has congress broken its promise to rein in runaway spending?

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DAVID
DAVID
5 years ago

it’s time for the 5 and 10 term professional politicians to GO HOME WHERE THEY BELONG
and let all new righteous people LEAD.

Alice Tooley
Alice Tooley
5 years ago

It’s time for McConnell and Ryan to step down or retire. They do not represent me . It appears they are surrendering to the Dems without a fight. We got some defense spending and the Dems got everything else!

DrDan
DrDan
5 years ago

Money for planned parenthood again? And no money for the Wall again? I could go on and on……what part of THE VOTERS WANT….. do they not understand? I normally support President Trump but not this time

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

“Oh ye of little faith”, we all need to stop spouting off and reconsider. I’m reminded of the time when Babe Ruth hit 4 home runs in a single game, but when not hitting one in the next game, all the Yankee fans screamed “you bum!” President Trump is doing more than we should dare to hope for, to “Make America Great Again” and we absolutely have to continue to support him as best we can. All this talk about never voting Republican again is ludicrous. What other option do we have? Have you already forgotten Osama Obama or whatever his name is? I must confess that I was much the same as most of you with my disappointment of President Trump not vetoing, but then remembered how he has accomplished soooo much in his short time in office. My take now , is that he is the one that has pulled the wool over the eyes of Schumer & Pelosi, but many of us, also don’t quite get the picture yet. And in contrast to what I penned yesterday, I think Ryan and McConnell may know what’s up, and are actually assisting him in his efforts, so I retract my negative statements about them. A third party, at this time, is not viable either. Have we all forgotten how the entry of Perot cancelled out the Republican vote and allowed that dirt bag Clinton in? Please, let’s all of us believe that President Trump will fulfill all of his promises, and just continue to support him. I’m betting that the wall will be completed before Schumer ever sees work begin on “his” tunnel. Any takers? In a way, I’m happy to see that so many have jumped up and started screaming, so I know you’re paying attention, but let’s turn that anger into determination to support OUR CHOSEN PRESIDENT to accomplish his mission. I’m quite confident that, once it’s all played out, Schumer and Pelosi will be joining Hillary Schmillary, in Wonderland trying to figure out “what just happened?” I believe that president trump is receiving Divine guidance, and God is good.

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

Seems everyone forgets there are three equal parts of our government, one of which needs 61 of 100 votes to get anything passed. Work to get at least 61 Senators to support your position and you will see some government reductions.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

As I was reviewing my scripture memorizing effort , early this AM, I keyed on Proverbs 9:8-9, which says “Wrath is cruel, anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy?” I’ve always felt that the far left’s hate for President Trump was based mostly on envy. because of all he’s accomplished, even pre election, that they are incapable of doing, and being shown up, when they say “can’t be done”, but he does it. Add in the Republicans that have fallen or are falling away, giving in to the far left envy and pressure, as well as to funding and pressure from the globalist America haters, President Trump, as strong and determined as he is, with his love for America and Americans, will not be able to continue to stand without our support, especially from the other people (Republicans), we elected to support him. I’ve had a hope and dream that the 2018 mid term elections would provide NO REELECTED or NEW Democrats gaining office, but now I realize we must also dump those spineless Republicans that won’t support the man they pledged to support, and replace them with Republicans/Conservatives/Constitutionalists, that will. I don’t know if negotiating skills can hold envy at bay, but I do know the power of Prayer can, so I pray that EVERY voter who voted for President Trump will go to their knees and pray for President Trump, and give him ALL your support in anyway, and everyway you can. He’s asked us to help him “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”, right from the start, so LET”S DO IT.

CHARLES F. MOORE
CHARLES F. MOORE
5 years ago

I wish somebody would explain to me how this Administration along with the DOJ and Homeland Security can call these S. Cities can be called illegal and then give them Grants with no Restrictions? They also voted for the money to give Chuck Schumer a tunnel from New York to New Jersey. This Bill also gave 1/2 Billion dollars for Planned Parenthood. . There is a Regulation in Congress that such Bills have three days to read and approve them. This was not followed. The object was to get this Bill through Congress before the Public was aware of it. It was leaked and there is a video showing these people in Congress running down the steps of the Capitol to take their Break. This Bill not only gave Trump only 1.6 Billion for the wall but specified that the money could not be used for a Concrete Wall. Trump was aware of the Bill and should have shut down the Government until he received a better Bill. I am a Vet and would have preferred it. The Congress deceived the people as well as Trump. This disgraceful Bill is good to October and the Mid Terms are in the next month. There is no time to reverse it etc. . The Democrats will at least take the House. This Tax Reform Bill is another bad deal. Look at the tax deductions this year. A single person gets a Personal exemption of $4050 and a person over who can’t Itemize gets a Standard Deduction of $7900. This is a total of $11,950. This so called Tax Reform bill takes away all personal exemption and gives all single people a $12.000 Standard deduction so the difference is$50 or about $4 a month. The Senior Bloc is the biggest voting bloc and it is a farce that nine out of ten people get a big tax break. There are single people, divorced people and widows and widowers and they vote in elections and they know that they didn’t get a big tax break like Trump and the Republicans claimed in PA. The Democrats will use this in November as well as other things including the fact that the S. Cities must be Legal as they were given Grants with no Restrictions. The Republicans and Trump Betrayed us. Wake up and check it out.

Marilyn
Marilyn
5 years ago

The bill did not fund abortions for planned parenthood but it did give Chucky Schumer 20billion dollars for a tunnel in NJ. Why did they short change money for the border? Do they know that catch and release is still going on at the border? I know that President Trump will fund the wall through the DoD and homeland security will get the wall built. Ryan and McConnell need to resign because they are not working with the current administration.

LGP
LGP
5 years ago

Hire People to Review and CUT Waste!

Dick
Dick
5 years ago

I believe that Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi and Schummer worked together behind closed doors with the intention to finally putt it to President Trump.
They surely do not like him interfering with their deep state politics, their own agenda’s and interfering with their monetary contributions. It is time for a major change in leadership, but is that possible with so many ” Good Old Boys” (and ladies) entrenched in Washington. It is really time for Term Limits.

LeAnn
LeAnn
5 years ago

Congress continues to pass $$$$ for their own benefits – health insurance, raises, pensions, etc. THIS IS AGAINST the constitution as I understand it. When will someone call them on it?????

Martin+Steed
Martin+Steed
5 years ago

The problem is in the Senate. McConnell does not want to get rid of the filibuster rule, even though that would solve the problem at hand. He knows that the American people are essentially stupid and will fall, once again the democrat party promises of something for nothing, all to be paid for by “The RICH”, (WHOEVER THAT MIGHT BE). Of course he also has to contend with the likes of John McCain and Jeff Flake and Lindsey Grahamnesty. You have to give the Dems credit; when they are in power, they wield it effectively; when they are not in power, they act like they are and still wield it. Hopefully Pres. Trump will succeed in spite of the Democrats, the Press, Rino Republicans, Never Trumpers, K Street Lobbyists, and the average American voter who is stupid enough to believe anything Hilliary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi says. I pray for my Grandson every night. He certainly won’t grow up in the country I did. So sad.

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

The Republicans have let us down once again, and sold us down the river with such things as funding for Planned Parenthood. Their only redemption in my view would be to make massive cuts to non-essentials as well as foreign aid, especially to countries not supportive of the US. This massive spending package as well as trade embargo’s will most like drive our country into a recession. Hold on to your retirements. This will hurt the Reps,in this coming election and may effect Trump in 2020. We need to pass term limits on ALL politicians, and establish a third party, maybe call it, the independent conservative party. Take the good from both parties and leave the rejects to struggle for the scraps. Or do as George Washington recommend and have no parties, or platforms, we would be forced to vote on the merit and principles of the individual running for office. That would be a novel idea. With term limits we would never be stuck with the career politicians that care only about themselves and not the American people. Also if any politician seeks to destroy, modify or ignore the constitution they should be legally discharge from office. Do they not take an oath to uphold the constitution?? What ever happened to the idea of a balanced budget? Don’t expect the tax cuts to last more than a year or two, It will be replace by the Dems. and will probably include a massive tax increase.

Vickie McCoy
Vickie McCoy
5 years ago

Ryan and McConnell sold us out and backed the President into a corner because he had to get the military spending immediately. Hope he does use army corps of engineers to get that wall built .. they’ve built plenty of campgrounds around the country….. a wall is National security.

Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
5 years ago

The Hoosier Patriot Newswire today March 26th, lists several aid packages in this porkulus spending package. Get this all you Vietnam Era Veterans, we are giving millions to the Vietnam military! oh, and China too. Laos, etc., and it just keeps getting better.
I’ve had enough. When the United States of America funds communist militaries with American taxpayer money like this, that’s enough for me.

Frank
Frank
5 years ago

Since Congress will not act responsibly we need to vote everyone of the Congressmen and Congresswomen out of office. We could start with term limits but Congress will not cut off their meal tickets. President Trump is trying to do the right things for this country but politicians from all parties are against him. As are the press, and liberal people living in large cities. This country is in big trouble until we can reestablish the Rule Of Law.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

The USA is trying to recover from a near-fatal case of B.O. We need a massive amount of Right Guard applied to the armpit (a.k.a. Washington DC) of the nation.

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

President Trump is right. The problem is the budget process. The process is completely irrational. This is what needs to be reformed. Until this is done, it is useless to debate about cutting spending or anything else for that matter.

George Wiegele
George Wiegele
5 years ago

The republicans can never pass up an opportunity to beat up another republican while letting the democrats off the hook…..once again. All I hear about is how the republicans have the majority in both the House and the Senate….which is true’ However, although the House has a strong republican margin, the current Senate margin is razor-thin and is probably a wash when you consider so-called republicans like John McCain. We did not get all of the desired results with this budget and the reason is the weak voting majority in the Senate. Instead of complaining and pointing fingers at each other, the republicans need to use this result to demonstrate to the voters who put Trump in the White House that more work is needed in the Fall 2018 general election by fortifying the Senate republican margin to end the beat-downs from the Senate democrats…..make the margin for republicans overwhelming. Trump will then be able to put in place all of his programs….the ones we voted for when we voted for Trump. We all know he is willing to do so but those voting margins must be addressed for him to be effective…….he has at least 2 more years. The House republicans cannot take anything for granted….make the margin there bigger too. The solution to the current problems is staring us in the face…..vote republican big-time in the Fall 2018 and then really put the pedal to the metal. So, for you republicans in office that just can’t resist calling out another republican, shut up and get busy making those House and Senate margins for republcans unbeatable because your current whining is making me nervous that you don’t understand what to do about the current problem.

Van Hamlin
Van Hamlin
5 years ago

Congress is run by lobbyists, not congressmen. Congress needs to cut back on spending. There are worthless projects and relentless foreign aid programs that need to be cut. Lobbyists actually work for foreign powers and we don’t call it treason.

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

This only confirms how truly broken our government has become. There is no hope for our economic future as we race at breakneck speed towards socialism and the elimination of our constitution. Truly tragic!

Tom Kaye
Tom Kaye
5 years ago

We were on the right track for progress, however we have fallen down. Obama, did not care a hoot as to approval by congress for any of his agenda- (DACA) . The presidents primary responsibility is national defense. Trump should have postured the same stand to get the funding for the troops and for the wall. Was it not said that the wall had been funded several years ago- what happened to that funding? Disappointed in this action and the snide comments form Schumer , Pelosi and the other who gloat at the vote

Robert Curry
Robert Curry
5 years ago

Progressives have gone nuts, and somehow are bringing Congress way to the Big Government LEFT! Conservatives need to get busy and vote only for those who love their Country and want to protect against TOO BIG GOVERNMENT!

Mari
Mari
5 years ago

This bill is nauseating. How dare they fund Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, one murders unborn Americans, the other condones unlawful non Americans. The nonsensical other wasteful nonessential expenditures need to be terminated immediately.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

We know Washington Elites (accept the reality of them vs the rest of America) want us to reject trump and conspired this bill to do just that. We need elect more tea party types, out the insiders giving Trump the support he needs. He has laid himself out as vulnerable to wake up those on his side but are content to let him do it alone.

Joyce mccarty
Joyce mccarty
5 years ago

Joyce McCarty boy Howard Harris one day ago said it all. I totally agree with every issue he stated. Planned parenthood is doing nothing but killing hundreds of babies an hour with the money out of tax payers check book. Disgusting. Plus add the money Obama’s gave of our tax money to countries that hate us and Israel is deplorable. Our money think of it, . then add the cost for legal help for illeagles when they get caught. I also believe if you come here illeaglly to have a baby at USA dollar expense that child should not be a USA citizen, after all the child did not have a choice where he was born. The cost to our young people is mind boggling when you consider the drugs brought in coming across our southern border. We need that wall and our representives should care more about the USA citizen then illegals. President trump stay true to what you pledged to the USA citizen who voted for you.

Barbara Martin
Barbara Martin
5 years ago

I think the Democrats purposely inflated the spending bill to make President Trump look bad, and where were the Republican Congressmen during all this??? The president needs a line item veto to keep spending in check, because Congress can’t seem to do it.

STEVE W JOHNSON JR
STEVE W JOHNSON JR
5 years ago

drain the swamp!

STEVE W JOHNSON JR
STEVE W JOHNSON JR
5 years ago

needs to get rid of paul ryan asap!

STEVE W JOHNSON JR
STEVE W JOHNSON JR
5 years ago

veto does trump know the meaning?then he should have broken all up into seperate issuses and gleaned out the trash.

John Pastirchak
John Pastirchak
5 years ago

I’m still in Trump’s corner, but I wish he would have pushed the envelope. He should have called their bluff by sticking to his veto threat. Some say he feared the backfire of another “shutdown,” but I beg to differ. He miscalculated. Only along the Beltway does ‘Shutdown’ still ring with peals of terror. Voters seem desensitized.

The DACA giveaway pales by compaison; signing the Omnibus bill may prove to be Trump’s first major presidential blunder, and a costly one at that if wounded supporters decide to stay home next November.

Patriot
Patriot
5 years ago

President Trump betrayed his supporters by signing the bill. He had veto power, and by not using it he capitulated to the Left, who have now become very dangerous.
He may as well have lost the election. We have no wall, no immigration legislation, we fund sanctuary cities, states and Planned Parenthood without even knowing what else is in the bill. Like Obamacare, no one read the 2,000 pages before approving it. I thought we were past all this duplicity. Is Trump becoming Nancy Pelosi? God is the only one left who can save the United States.

BruceL
BruceL
5 years ago

There seems to be a great deal of angst over this, I was one of them, but then ya start digging into this a bit. Maybe P.T. has a better handle on things that we just can’t see. P.T. has declared two national emergency’s. The Opioid Crisis on 10-26-2017 and continuing for 1 year the National Emergency with respect to Iran on 11-6-2017. After he signed the OB bill (it is not a budget) he sent this letter to the heads of both houses of congress, “In accordance with section 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).” He has a lot more control as to where the funding will go and how fast it will go, if he even wants to spend it. Expect wall construction to begin on Monday. Info above was pulled from whitehouse.gov. Takes a bit of digging but it’s there.

Peter J
Peter J
5 years ago

Drain the swamp? Right, we we’re lied to once more. While Trump may think of himself having large balls, he didn’t have balls enough to veto this bloated with pork Bill.

JerryP
JerryP
5 years ago

My guts are churning!

In regard to the congress passing this “perverted” spending bill I can only say that the addiction continues but this time they have pushed the self destruct button for sure! $25 Trillion in debt by 2020 is not only unsustainable but in many ways it will be the straw that breaks the camels back!

President Trump had the chance to exercise true greatness with a veto. He should have turned their sorry asses around and made them cut planned parent hood plus at least a few billion in pork (including some from the military industrial complex) before letting congress go home for for Easter. Speaking of Easter the word “Judas” comes to mind!

Great suffering WILL result from the higher interest rates and quickening inflation (real cost of living) that must result from this massive debt overload. In the mean time the country that once openly bragged that they will take the USA over with out firing a shot will have been put in exactly the position to do it compliments of the US congress.

My advise: Get your house in order & PRAY because “Its” going to hit the fan soon!

Jim Monson
Jim Monson
5 years ago

All we are asking for is that they cut $ o.o1, (which is only 1%,) out of every dollars in Federal spending across the board this year. That will go a long way towards trying to balance the annual budget. Then do that every year until we are no longer spending more than the revenue we are taking in. Our children and grandchildren will thank us over and over again.

Calvin T
Calvin T
5 years ago

We need to replace every one of the slugs. A group of third graders could do better. All they need are the things they learned in kindergarten. Be nice, only buy things you can afford, clean up whatever you mess up, take responsibility for the things you do wrong etc. But NONE of the current group has the personal integrity to live up to their promise to do what is best for the citizens of the USA. I was hoping that the President had what it took to drain the swamp but I guess that is not to be. Potty Mouth Polosi, Smirking Shumar, Stormy Steamy Trash , Ryan, etc are the apparent winners and once again the Real tax paying hard working citizens are the losers.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Ryan and McConnell are doing their best to gather the necessary votes to pass a reasonable budget. Ryan has worked the past 12 years trying to rein in federal spending. Democrats have enough votes to block the House and Senate proposals; so the result is less than ideal. Getting a majority of people to agree on a budget is a messy process; sausage making!

Brad Armstrong
Brad Armstrong
5 years ago

The so called Republicans in Congress have no backbone, they capitulate to the Democrats at every turn. They are putting their sorry rear-ends ahead of America, VOTE THEM OUT!!!

C. Abraham
C. Abraham
5 years ago

How about we break our promise to pay our income taxes, I’m sick and tired of paying for all the entitlement programs, especially those who are not even citizens. We vote for people who do not live in the real world and have no clue what it’s like to live on a budget. They all have a superior healthcare plan and pension, so why should they care about the middle class that pays for everything!

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

we now have two parties the Spendicans and the socialdems sad day for the people and then to give yourself a PAY RAISE and all the people said amen to the powerful .

Greg+Rorabaugh
Greg+Rorabaugh
5 years ago

I like Judge Jeanine Pirro’s comments on this from her FOX TV show “Justice”. Basically, she was saying we do need to build up the military
but Congress is indeed the culprit here. The President felt the military was so depleted by the previous administration that he had to sign it. So the Congress did their usual and we got the shaft!

Gale
Gale
5 years ago

Just like the last time republicans held congress and presidency, they lined-up at the trough, gourged themselves, wiped their mouths and said “I’ve done nothing wrong”! What a bunch of scumbags. These RINOs are NO DIFFERENT from those of the party of death, drugs and destruction! SHAME on YOU!

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

I jumped for joy, when Paul Ryan was elected as Speaker of the House, but became disillusioned when not even a whisper about impeachment proceedings against Obama was heard. I voted in favor of his Republican rival in the primary, but had to vote for him in the fall election, in hopes that he would support Donald Trump, if elected. I hadn’t followed Sen. McConnell that closely, until the Obamacare repeal tried to get off the ground. Now I’m convinced that both Ryan and McConnell are as big a part of the swamp as any Democrat, and that should cost them dearly, the next time they’re up for reelection. President Trump has been keeping campaign promises, and trying desperately hard to keep all of them, but it’s his own party that is failing him. How many Republicans in office now, are only there because Trump supporters assumed that they would support him and his policies. Once Mr. Trump got the GOP nomination, if they didn’t want to support Mr. Trump, they should have removed their names from the ballot. I sincerely believe that President Trump has only the best interests of the American people in mind, and not what he can get for himself, whereas the Democrats and all too many Republicans are in it for their own gain, and the rest of the country be damned. If this continues, there WILL BE a reckoning in the not too distant future, if not by us, then by the Supreme Commander. Wake up America.

Kelly Timpe
Kelly Timpe
5 years ago

We must thoroughly question anyone running for Congress and only vote for fiscal conservatives and send them packing if they don’t keep their word.

Chris Kebbel
Chris Kebbel
5 years ago

Ron Paul is absolutely correct- Republicans act Republican when in power, and act Conservative when NOT in power. Essentially never work for their constituents, but want to be re-elected.

Chuck Young
Chuck Young
5 years ago

Did Trump use Vidkun Quisling his nom de guerre when signing the 1.3 trillion omnibus spending package? Every reason that I voted for Mr. Trump was betrayed.

Joanne Infantado
Joanne Infantado
5 years ago

As of this day, I am making it my life’S mission to encourage Republican & pro life Democrats to drop their party & become an independent. Known now as “The Responsible Party”

Don McConnell
Don McConnell
5 years ago

Yeah, let’s just forget about unimportant things, such as freedom, democracy, and hand everything over to schumer and pelosi so all you liberals, and high school kids who was eating tide pods one day then skipping school the next to go walking around laughing and joking, parroting phrases about gun control, as stated by a Boise man. Let’s just start letting kids start voting when they start preSCHOOL. You liberal traitors and sadly a large amount of
Fence riding republicans such as the likes of john mccain and the rest of his crazy liberal cronies need to start listening to the people who stood up and took a stand to make AMERICA great again. All you liberals and fake news contributors need to shutup and Let our PRRESIDENT, duly elected by THE PEOPLE, do what he was elected to do before we are all walking around with a hammer and sickle branded on our forehead. Make America great again by turning back to MORALITY, WHICH MEANS TURNING TO OUR GOD FOR INSTRUCTIONS, PATRIOTISM, and
Common sense. GOD BLESS THIS NATION, HIS PROMISE IS IF WE REPENT AND TURN BACK TO HIM HE WILL HEAR OUR VOICES AND HEAL OUR LAND. If not, well, how is that working out for you???? Man talk about your idiots. By the way FOX thank you for reporting the NEWS without the adjective beginning with FAKE preceding it. I know I’m going to get lots of grief for stating the truth, something not often done anymore, BUT, FRANKLY MY DEARS I DON’T GIVE……….

Paul Harman
Paul Harman
5 years ago

The Congress not only sold us out it sold out the President and gave Democrats everything they wanted. They obviously ignore the polls that say build the wall and stop funding planned Parenthood and Sanctuary cities. No balls bunch of idiots. Won’t get a dime more of my money.

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