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Friday, March 23, 2018

On the budget: You fight the battles you can win

Paul Ryan just won his last budget as speaker before he hands over the gavel to Pelosi in January. Ryan is a DC lifer who spent only one year in Janesville after graduating in high school -- and that was only to establish a residency to run for Congress. He no more represents Wisconsin than "That '70s Show" does.

There. Got that off my chest. Now to discuss why President Trump did not veto the budget bill.

This is a battle he cannot win.

The power of the purse belongs to Congress, and every presidential budget is dead on arrival.

Every year, the opposition party reminds the president of that.

This budget is the first truly bipartisan measure to pass during the Trump Era when America became great again.

The children got to order the meal, and it is all candy, candy, candy.

Funding for the Democratic Party via money laundered at Planned Parenthood continues. The abortionists get the money to cover "free" abortions (billed as women's health services) and then donates much of it back to Democrats. The Hyde Amendment be damned.

Republicans have done this for years. They never stopped. Why should they stop now?

Ryan stiffed funding for the wall, causing Ann Coulter to have palpitations.

But what was the president supposed to do? Really shut down the federal government for two weeks until surrendering. He has no base in Congress. His base is among the American people.

So the swamp critters won a round.

I have better things to worry about.

UPDATE:

87 comments:

  1. That some pretty hard spin there Mr Surber. Let’s call it what it is - a disaster. I may be wrong but I see this as ripping the rug out from under his voting base, depressing Fall turnout. Result: Dems take the House & impeach him.

    Why/Why/Why are the Dems always in charge when they’re not in charge? They lost. “Lowest numbers of Dems since the 1920’s” & yet they get everything they want every time.

    Glad I left the Republican party. They’re a bunch of limp waisted pussies.

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    1. I am all in on your take. I just wrote the White House...Sell Out. I gave up on Republicans a few years ago..then learned how naïve I was to call myself a Conservative...then found a home as a Trumper...Say it aint so Joe...Gutless Sell Out.

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    2. Bingo. Only it'll probably be Ellison, not Pelosi. And Trump, who will survive impeachment b/c the D's will lack a 2/3 majority, says, "Never again"?. BS. He did it once, he'll do it again. I guess "The Art of the Deal" really was ghost-written... I wonder if Trump has even read "his" book.

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    3. This is a bad day, but I weigh it against quite a few good ones. ISIS defeated, $50 billion in tariffs (and China responded with $3 billion, a capitulation), Exit from the Paris Accords, a deweaponized EPA, Rocket Man stops shooting, Saudi Arabia is modernizing and Saudi money likely will stop funding Wahhabi madrassas, a Yuuge tax cut and corporate rates reformed toward growth, and all that is just off the top of my head.

      If he sends our men into war without the budget they need, more of those men than necessary will die. I'll take the hit. The dems (and the republicans who voted for it) are the villains here.

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  2. I've dealt with a number of budgets over the years. Most people don't understand that just because the money is budgeted doesn't mean it will be spent (although the federal government wants everyone to believe that). Two million people have left the food stamp program in the past year. Perhaps we'll return to work requirements for welfare recipients as well. - Elric

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    1. I need more information on these Omnibus Bills. In another post on CTH a commenter said the Military gets it's money but all of the other spending is optional. IOW if he vetoes the next Omnibus the Military still gets their money. Also, he can move money around like Obama did and fund the wall. Where can I find out just what is allowable under Omnibus rules??

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  3. The Trump presidency ended this morning with the signing of this budget. Are we really to care that, between Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell, which was Brutus and which was Cassius? There is no good reason to vote for the GOP of the bipartisan base-screwing Fusion Party. As for when the GOP loses in November -- massively -- I have "better things to worry about," to coin a phrase.

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    1. You won't have better things to worry about if Pres Trump and his team are not able to rebalance trade and get the economy going so the massive debt can be paid off. This bill funded the military. The wall can wait. Histrionics are us seems to be the order of the day. Thank God for Pres Trump and his team. All focussed geniuses leading a ship of fools, judging by the comments here today.

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    2. Why do democrats always win even when they are “not in charge“. It is because they are always in charge, even when they’re not. The leadership of the house and senate, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, as well as a significant percentage of the members, are establishment to the core and are simply Democrats in Republicans clothing. They don’t give a damn about the American people they just want to keep their gravy train rolling.

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  4. Nope, there's no three dimensional chess here. Spin it anyway you like. He sold out. Mueller can have him. I'm done. JPG

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    1. Totally agree ... How much worse could a President Pence be?

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    2. JPG,Marsha: run to the enemy, ditch your team. What quitters. No one is better in the field to represent the Deplorables than Trump. Remember the war is not decided on one battle. Pull your pants up and get ready for the next fight.

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  5. I'm going to wait and see how this plays out.

    I'm tired of the keening and rending of garments. The histrionics will do no good.

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    1. You've got it right.

      A lot of sunshine patriots and summer soldiers here. I don't doubt he has his reasons, but maybe handing over Congress to the crazies for a cycle is a good thing.

      Clear out some of the Whigs.

      Make people mad enough to turn out for the primaries.

      He's been true to his word up to now and, considering all he's done in so short a time, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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    2. I doubt this alone will doom the midterms, but it sure is not a move in the right direction.

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    3. This is an omnibus bill. The money can be redirected.

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  6. Totally disagree. He should have vetoed it and made them go back. He might have lost, but it is what should be done. That is his constitutional role. Fail on his part. Fail for sure on GOPe. Makes me sick.

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    1. If the Demos and the Whigs had the votes to override (and I'm willing to bet that's why he changed his mind), what does an empty gesture do?

      If it was a matter of flipping a few votes that's one thing, but, if it was out of reach, what's the point?

      A lot of the commenters here are more interested in futile gestures. Futile gestures are just that and they get you nothing.

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    2. Then let them override. That works totally in Trump's favor. There is nothing futile in doing the right thing. This was wrong and all the pretending otherwise does nothing to change it.

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    3. Most women don't see the bigger military situation in the world today. Trump has funding for the military for a few more months, while he and his team work their asses off trying to get America out of debt by rebalancing trade, and stopping intellectual property theft. The wall comes below that at the moment. cdm

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    4. E, a loss is a loss. The people who say time to fight this fight in September have it right.

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    5. A veto is not an empty gesture. A veto would have galvanized his base and anyone who understands that we need the wall. Instead he signed the bill and will be mocked and ridiculed mercilessly. He has been outmaneuvered and neutered by the Dems with the help of the despicable RINOS.

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    6. Disgusted beyond belief ... Just another POS politician. The worst was using the Angel Families as political props at his rallies

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    7. Then let them override. That works totally in Trump's favor.

      Oh? You know what else 67 Senators means besides a veto override? It means an impeachment caucus. If 67 Senators vote against PDJT, he's out.

      If you let Congress use President Trump as an excuse for their parlous behavior, you will get more of it.

      Keep watching. What is the universal pattern with the coverage of the President? Immediately a fool/beast/traitor; then an hour later, or three days later, or a week, it comes out that he was right again.

      But by all means, panic.

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  7. How do we get a line-item-veto? Then if they want to over- ride it, they need 2/3. We would then get to see how they vote on specific items that the President doesn't like. Works well in my state of Maine.

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  8. Trump did not want this fight because in that two week shutdown the whole swamp would be empowered and the media to go
    "squirrel! " When the Horowitz report hit the headlines. There are plenty of things that can be done. But now is not the time...
    Steady as she goes. Battle stations...

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  9. This is not a budget,only a continuing resolution until Sept 18.He can spend the money or not,this whole thing is mute.Don this is not a budget,remember ,remember,etc

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    1. Do they ever pass a budget anymore? Isn't the new norm to do these continuing resolutions.

      The Senate is a total mess, dozens of executive branch nominees languishing, only 29 judges approved so far. A pox on the Senate.

      Don

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  10. Once, again, sorry, but there's no master plan. I see one commenter holding out for the IG's report and that a veto would be a distraction to the report's contents. Please. And by the way, I'm no Whig or sunshine patriot, either. And you are not some superior being because you choose to stick with Trump. More power to you, but I think that, eventually, you too will be done with him. JPG

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    1. He had better win the battle or we
      will get what we deserve.This is more serious than you may think."Must "hang together oe hang separately"
      The IG report/Grand Jury impaneling. will shake DC swampers to the very foundation This is a fight against a Coup'd'tat. Weaponized government against US. TG

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    2. I'm not done with POTUS Trump. I will vote for him in 2020 regardless of who the Democrats nominate. I am over and done with the Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell Congressional wing of the Republican Party. Ryan wants to cut entitlements and screw the working class while dishing out copious amounts of budget-busting pork to his corporate cronies. Mitch McConnell is equally odious, but wholly unprincipled. So how would things be different if an establishment Dem gets the Senate and House seats on which I'll vote this November, versus a House Republican who will do what Paul Ryan says, and a Senate Republican who will screw us over every time McConnell says "f*** the base"?

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    3. There actually IS a master plan. Update and enlarge the military, to fend off America's enemies, while getting the economy back up by tackling the balance of trade, eventually leading to reducing the debt. America is on its knees, the vultures are circling, and you don't see it. Fortunately Pres Trump, Ross, Mnuchin, Mulvaney, Pompeio, Bolton, etc, do.cdm

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  11. A couple of days ago, after Biden claimed he would have taken Trump out behind the high school and walloped him good for disrespecting women, Trump mocked Biden's empty threat. Today, Trump gives in to the big spenders in Congress on both sides of the aisle and threatens to take them out behind the Capitol and wallop them good if they ever send him another big spending budget. Idle threats by two old geezers. They're both bluffing. Neither one of them could land a punch on the other guy. And neither one of them will ever try. It's all a dance with shadows.

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  12. In that this is a Continuing Resolution, it expires in September - just in time for voters to actually be paying attention.

    Now, they could have finished out the fiscal year. Why is there a two-week gap at the end of this? Will we see a return to 'regular order' - if not perhaps in the House then perhaps in the Senate?

    Looks like maneuvering to me.

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  13. None of the budget battles matter right now. I think the unfolding RussiaGate spy scandal/coup attempt is going to be the biggest story of the year.

    1. It's going to nab a significant portion of the Democratic Party. Strzok, Page, Ohr, Comey, and McCabe could not keep their mouths shut. Their OPSEC sucks.

    2. It's also going to hurt the nevertrumpers in Congress. It's no accident that a bunch of them have retired/resigned already. They also knew and were involved in the coup attempt.

    3. I think there's a "7 Days in May" scenario that might play out later in the year. It will epically and hilariously fail, probably within a matter of hours, but it will damage the anti-Trump (mostly Dem) opposition pretty badly.

    4. This tells me that everything we're seeing up front is nothing more than a glorified poker game of smoke and mirrors. The real game is afoot, and nothing we're seeing on TV at this moment (including the budget), actually matters.

    5. The biggest bombshells are yet to come. Wait for the midterms to be in full swing.

    The budget battles will be revisited in 6 months (right before the midterms, when people will actually be paying attention)- and the RussiaGate damage to the Democrats will be continually exploding in their faces

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    1. ^ That.

      "Ya can't always get what ya want."

      Hillary still isn't your president. Nor will Kamila Harris, Cory Booker, Biden, Terry McAuliffe, Oprah, or any other poser from NY or elsewhere win the next round. If anyone believes otherwise I'll take bets right now and have Don carry the escrow.

      The smell of burning hair is thick down here in YeeHaa Junction.

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    2. I'd advise anyone who thinks "art of the deal" is something new to go look up Otto von Bismarck and realpolitik.

      Bottom line: Winning today doesn't work if you can't win for tomorrow. Trump having a hissy fit over a bad budget (which gets him more of what he- and we- wants anyways) that would survive his veto attempt is not a battle worth fighting. Do what's possible, not what you want to do.

      Other battles are coming. RussiaGate is going to be huge. Looming geopolitical fights over the tariffs, North Korea, and Iran are underway. And it looks like the social media/tech bubble has burst. What's that gonna do to California?

      No one's going to remember the budget in two weeks. It's not a sexy story and it doesn't have legs to last long. (Plus, we're going to find stuff in it that Rand Paul didn't talk about, because it doesn't advance his cause). You know what the audience will remember? RussiaGate hearings (and indictments/convictions). North Korea making a peace treaty. Iran in the middle of a democratic revolution. Antifa riots. The EU's collapse.

      The next six months will be interesting.

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  14. One point three trillion. TRILLION. I don't give a goddam if Mr. T got his defense spending. Why did he want it anyways? If he gave away the store for that and opioids, while the Proggies got everything they wanted, this is a YUGE loss for Trump. And Rush said today that the Senate has already said it has no intention of even taking up a spending bill for next year. Meaning, CR's in perpetuity. Goodbye, Mr. Trump. You had a fantastic first year but you too got sucked in by The Swamp. Looks like we're on our own. And Ed, I don't need any shit from you about sunshine soldiers right now. Trump just abdicated his Presidency. You can't put enough lipstick on this bill to make it look anything other than a pig. Trump gets not another cent of my money for this bizarre sellout.

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    1. You're getting it regardless.

      I remember sooo many people screaming, "We're Dooooomed!!!!", when Roberts sold us out on ZippyCare and when Trump set up the bad guys on DACA and the Norks.

      Well, ZippyCare's being gutted, the Norks have given up, and DACA's dead.

      There are a lot of self-proclaimed tough guys out there who give up every chance they can.

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    2. You are absolutely right. There is no way to make this look like anything but a disaster. I agree with a previous poster ... Meuller can have his happy ass

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    3. I agree with a previous poster ... Meuller can have his happy ass


      You are forgetting that since the President is innocent, there is no "giving" him to anyone.

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  15. While I'm disappointed with this cave, I think it might have something to do with the North Korean situation. Pres. Trump is trying to pressure the norks, and he needs to have the military funded to the max to help pressure them. In short the Dems and Rinos used the armed forces as a meatshield to get their agenda.

    I remember Harry Reid doing the same thing with Bush when I was in Iraq. He held up funding for body armor for us to pressure Bush into supporting some funding he wanted.

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    1. I wish more people would think of this. We have become used to thinking of our president as Superman who can do anything he sets his mind to. The global threats are much worse than most of us know. I think he had to say yes to the military funding while it was on the table. It might not have been there tomorrow had he vetoed the bill.

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  16. Thank God for Pres Trump, Wilbur Ross, Mnuchin, Mulvaney, for they are trying like h*ll to save America. What is the highest duty of the President? It is to defend America. Ross said it yesterday in an interview. The defence needs more than the military. It needs a sound economy or there is no money to pay for the military. The globalists, and China, EU, UN, Russia, etc, are attacking and bringing down America. This "budget" is putting more money to the MILITARY. Without a strong military, America is toast, because she sure doesn't have anything else. The military strength is buying time while Pres Trump and the others, work hard at getting the income back, by trade deals, tariffs on certain items needed for defence (steel and intellectual property). Yes the wall stops some invaders. But it is important to pay for the military and that's what this bill does. America is like the man who has no job, no savings, owes a mint on his house, has a couple of guns to defend from marauders, and no means of getting money unless he goes out and confronts the marauders, some of whom live in his own house. Ann Coulter is focussed on the wall, and millions of unarmed (so far) poor invaders from Mexico. Pres Trump is focussed on the big picture, the Chinese and others so far successful attempts at bankrupting America. Which is the greater threat? Not building the wall (YET), or not funding the military while trying to get the business back up and running, while China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, threaten America. Pompeo and Bolton have been moved into position to assist with the counter bluff, to make it appear America is stronger than she really is, while Trump buys time to get the economy back. He is juggling several balls at once, the least important is the wall. cdm.

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    1. No, he makes good sense. It's a lousy bill, but the comment on the fact Trump has discretionary power over this continuing resolution (not a budget) This is not a budget,only a continuing resolution until Sept 18.He can spend the money or not,this whole thing is mute and the one about the budget The budget battles will be revisited in 6 months (right before the midterms, when people will actually be paying attention)are on the money.

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  17. Unlike Obama in his first few years Trump does not have an unassailable majority in the Senate. He won as a minority president without the landslide of Good will that allows exhuberence in governance. It will probably be that some who supported him will abandon ship in 18 but the only reward for petulance today is servitude. Better fight with the commander you have than flee to the enemy seeking the rewards of desertion. There won't be any.

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  18. The Left ie the communists in America have almost won. The fools on here who say they are not going to vote for Trump because he has put funding the military now ahead of building a wall now, will help them. The perfect is the enemy of the good. cdm

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  19. I am surprised that the President signed this monster shopping list from his opponents. But I cannot believe that he has made so many smart moves only to cave in on this and flip the bird at his supporters.
    More than once since January 2017 I've heard the cry: 'Aaaah, the bastard screwed us! He's just like the rest of them!' So far those cries have been silenced every time as events unfolded.
    The fact that he signed so readily leads me to think his opponents have dug themselves a hole, and he's happy to let them fall in.

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  20. Lincoln on Grant: "He fights."
    There was not, sadly, much fight today. Agree with the "summer soldiers" note above. No choice but to go forward. Trump can't do it on his own. We have to find ways to help.
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    1. First step is find out who's in the primaries in your state and support the real Republicans.

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    2. By the time the primary ballots are set it's too late! You all need to get involved BEFORE the primaries. It's too late.

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  21. Reagan fought hard for the MX missile as just one example. He shut down the government six times. This was a very bad signing, bigly bad.

    Don

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  22. As Kitty says, Give it some time.

    I've a feeling there's more here than meets the eye...exactly what remains to be seen.

    The Donald is no quitter so give him some slack.

    SC

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  23. Now -

    Everyone. Ask yourself. Donald didn't "cave" - despite all the comments out there . . .

    True - his veto would be over-ridden - he knew that going into a bill of this size.

    Now plug in the tariff's, the tax cut, and Russian and China chasing gold.

    Donald is playing his multi-dimensional chess in ways few of us have ever considered!

    Who is the loser? Answer that, you will understand.

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    1. Who says Congress would have overridden that veto?

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    2. 65-33. Which would have been 67-33 if it had been needed. Lindsey Graham voted Nay; you think he wouldn't flip to Aye if needed? That was one of those gimme votes.

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  24. A lot of good comments above. I am frustrated. Wish PDJT would have vetoed the bill and put the ball back in the senate’s court.

    Not at all giving up on PDJT. he is going up against multiple monsters at the same time.

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    1. Jb - what the hell does that mean?

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    2. A good commander does not give orders that will not be obeyed. The inevitable veto override would have subverted PDJT's authority. This was not the hill to die on.

      President Trump does not make futile gestures. If you want futile gestures, to cut off your nose to spite your face, get another guy.

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  25. Anyone here saying they are “done” we’re never with Pres Trump in the first place. Go back to Hillary then. Good luck with that.

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  26. The Feds spend over $4 Trillion a year. $1.3 Trillion over six months is not extraordinary.
    Omnibus spending bills are not statutory budgets. They authorize spending. They do not direct spending. Any allocation is advisory in nature and Obama ignored them like they didn't exist for 8 years. Trump could build the wall next year if he wants. What a stupid Congress. Can we get term limits yet?

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    1. I better see some wall building going on!

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  27. Man, I'm shocked at the anger towards DJT.
    What's he supposed to do here?

    Fall on his sword for out-of-control government spending when his own party is leading the way?

    It's one thing if the GOP had his back, like the Dems with Obama, but they're swamp creatures.

    In the long run this is a big win.

    In 2020 he can run against the ENTIRETY of Congress, be it Dem-controlled or GOP-controlled. Won't matter. People HATE Congress and DJT can hammer them over and over.

    After 8 years of Obama, it's obvious the PResidency is WAY more important than Congress.

    We need him in there for 7 more years.

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  28. To quote "Don Draper" (Mad Men)..."You know we don't really know what's all going on here." I'm with Trump!

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    1. If there were a "like" button here I would click it!

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  29. If Trump vetoed it, they would have hung it around his neck as a noose for shutting the government. Whats clear is the swamp has won on this one and maybe in November too.

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    1. They would have tried. He still should have vetoed it and then fired right back at them. You win by fighting the good fight (even if you lose some battles).

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  30. First- this was NOT a budget, this was a spending bill...Big Difference. We haven't had a budget since GWB. Consider these 'spending suggestions' as such PDJT doesn't have to spend all or any of the money. Remember traitor McCain's hissyfit a few months ago about Tillerson not spending all the money suggested for State Dept. Remember all those 'shovel' ready jobs Obama didn't spend money on because they lost those shovels. How do you think BHO got to spend money on his pet projects, plane load of cash to Iran, etc. The president and Dept heads have much leeway on spending because there is no budget to constrain them. All those people complaining 'I'm done with Trump and the repubs' what are your choices, Jeb, Kasich, Sanders, Kamela Harris. If anything, this should energize all for the midterms to vote repub just for the judicial nominations and SC selections. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. I suspect that Budget Director Mulvaney is already looking at what monies to spend. I can also see moving some monies from Defense to DHS for more wall spending, after all PDJT did say yesterday that the wall was a National Security issue. Buck up buttercups, stop whining, take off your pink puzzyhats, get mad, get pizzed and swamp the midterms with repubs, don't retreat after one battle,regroup and attack this is a fvcking long term war. Suck it up be a fighter and win this war...or else lose your God-given rights declared in the Bill of rights to those commie bastards. As for me I'll walk into hell with PDJT to do just that!

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    1. There is a lot of truth in what you are saying. I hope you are right. Still, Trump better deliver over the next six months.

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    2. I'm gonna vote for Morissey and all the down ticket Republicans. It's just that, my heart just isn't in it anymore. Nor my wallet. You know what I'm saying?

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    3. Lady, he knows that.

      z, you'll get over it.

      Keep watching. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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  31. There are three coequal branches of government. Trump has gutted the executive branch of its Obama sleepers and he's inexorably pushing the judicial branch back from the cliff. Trump has no control over the legislative branch -- we do. So what is everybody doing? Blaming Trump for the decisions made by the representatives we voted for.

    Most of the posters on this thread wanted Trump to be a conservative Obama, and to h3ll with constitutional governance.

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  32. My uncle told me the business saying : cut your losses short and let your profits run. This is what Trump did.

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  33. My post makes no difference in time...12 mo. or 2 yrs....No one on the horizon is better than he.

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  34. When the news hit me yesterday I was hoppin' mad. Now I see it a bit more clearly, and yes- it's still bad, but not nearly as bad as I first thought.

    Fact: our military has been gutted. Ever since Clinton it's been underfunded and used for 'social engineering' instead of defense. Our Navy has the same number of ships that it did 100 years ago! This cannot go on. So Trump took a bullet, to get this funding that he- and us- cannot do without.

    And as many have pointed out, this isn't a Budget. By getting money from Omnibus Bills, Obama got away with spending whatever he wanted to, and not spending on things he should have; now Trump can do the same thing. There's precedent! Let's see what happens- but I'm hoping for The Wall to start being built, as "national defense" spending. Just maybe, Planned Babymurders will have to wait... and wait... and wait some more for their blood money. Nothing in that Bill says when Trump has to pay it out, does it?

    Timing is another good point: let's see if the Uniparty (masquerading as conservatives) want to pull a stunt like this just before midterms. I'll bet they don't! That would show them as what they are, and they'd like that as much as vampires like garlic & sunlight!

    No, I can live with this bad Bill, especially knowing that Trump is pretty much alone there in the White House, surrounded by enemies: the Dems, the MSM, Hollyweird, The Deep State Spies, permanent Washington bureaucrats, and the GOPe/Uniparty. We've got to vote in some Trump supporters, and get rid of the RINOs; that's up to US, not Trump. He's President, but he's not omnipotent!

    What bothered me most- and still does- is that unforced error of a tweet that Trump sent out just after signing this terrible Bill. That tweet called for bureaucratic banning of bump stocks, saying that no one should have machine guns. That demonstrates complete ignorance: a semiauto doesn't change into a machine gun with a bump stock, and for that matter machine guns ARE LEGAL!

    President Trump had better get off the gun-banning bandwagon, or he'll lose a lot more people than those who only care about where the money gets spent! I will NOT support anyone who wants more gun control; that is a clear bright line, and I pray to God that he won't cross it!

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  35. Trump lost by surrendering. If you fought and lost, he still would have won. His voting base would have swooned at his commitment to fight the swamp. Now he appears weak and feckless. Kind of like George Bush the first. Whoever was whispering in his ear to get him to sign it should be tarred and feathered.

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  36. B linder Omnibus bills can be spent as determined by POTUS.Obama did it so....precedent is established. He hasn't in him to "appears weak & feckless"
    Keep your eye on the ball...Obama had gutted the military.

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    1. Thank you. Folks need to get up to speed on how the government actually works before the press the panic button. This is not a budget which would have some teeth in it; it is a continuing resolution which has a lot of flexibility on if/when/where the money is actually spent. obama abused the flexibility. I trust DJT will use that flexibility for to do good. Everyone climb back off the ledge, keep the faith and stay tuned. Oh yea, and do bone up on how government spending works. This is NOT a budget.

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  37. To bad Lieutenant. Don't understand your comment. #1 Am in Trump corner.#2Germans did NOT bomb Pearl Harbor." Lady, he knows that.

    z, you'll get over it.

    Keep watching. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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  38. b rb, 1) not addressing you, 2) confusion likely due to displaying order on the page. This was my reply as I saw it:


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    Evi L. BloggerladyMarch 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM
    There is a lot of truth in what you are saying. I hope you are right. Still, Trump better deliver over the next six months.


    zregimeMarch 24, 2018 at 2:06 PM
    I'm gonna vote for Morissey and all the down ticket Republicans. It's just that, my heart just isn't in it anymore. Nor my wallet. You know what I'm saying?


    Bad LieutenantMarch 26, 2018 at 11:16 AM
    Lady, he knows that.

    z, you'll get over it.

    Keep watching. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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    So:


    Evi - Trump better deliver over the next six months.
    BL - Lady, he knows that.



    z - my heart just isn't in it anymore.
    BL - you'll get over it. Keep watching. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?



    Glad you support the President, he needs it.
    "Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" - movie reference - did you see Animal House?

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