Branco cartoon via Legal Insurrection
Did I miss something? I thought the Republicans won a wave election this past November but I must have been mistaken.
The Senate voted 72-26 to approve an astronomical $1.1 trillion spending bill, which cleared the House yesterday on a similar vote. The budget doesn’t stop there. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has only been approved through the end of the winter. [Update: the Senate has approved the budget and sent it on to the president.]
Republicans must think the mandate by the public was to work with Democrats at growing the size of government. If the voters wanted that, they would have voted for Democrats.
Republicans live in abject fear of a repeat of last year’s faux government shutdown. They must also want amnesty, Obamacare, EPA regulations because this budget approves all of it, even Michelle Obama’s “starve the kids” lunch program.
The spending bill allocates roughly $948 million – nearly a billion – to handle the surge of unaccompanied minor children who came pouring across the southern border this summer, according to the New York Times.
Expect another wave.
There is about a 100 million dollars allocated to train people here illegally. Why aren’t we using that money to train the poor blacks who are disenfranchised?
The compromise spending bill will permit virtually the entire government to operate normally through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out the end of the winter.
When funds run out for the DHS, the new Congress will use it to fight amnesty – allegedly. Will they threaten to defund Border Patrol if he doesn’t pull back on amnesty?
Oh well, at least Republicans kept the ban of the administration’s light bulb standards.
It’s hard to think of the Republicans as having won the election. They act like losers.
If they are the party of fiscal conservatism, border security, the Constitution, and freedom, they are losing! And, to make matters worse, they want to push Jeb Bush off on us. His plan is to run against conservatives as a Republican candidate. He should primary Hillary.
They did manage to pay off their Wall Street friends with the bill which makes it all very suspect.
The Republicans are known as the party of “no” but they don’t use that word too often with Democrats. I think they’re the party of “yes, sir.”
Update: 10/14:14: Newt Gingrich says it’s a big win for conservatives which you can read about on this link. I will believe that when and I see it.