An inflationary, wild spending bill of $1.7 trillion ($1.7T) has passed through the first approval process in the Senate, with 21 Republicans helping the far-left Pelosi-Schumer Democrats pass it. Some Republicans are pushing back, but can they do anything?
The bill funds the open border and doesn’t do a thing to close it! People will take jobs from Americans who need them the most. Plus, they – whoever they are – will eventually vote and make us all far-left Democrats for life with no freedoms. Infuriating!
Twenty-one Republicans voted for this 4,155-page, $1.7T monstrosity. As Rand Paul said, who needs Democrats when you have Republicans like this? See who they are below.
The bill is based on pandemic spending. They won’t go back to more normal spending so they can bake big government into the cake.
Rand Paul and Allies Will Fight the Socialist Big Government Bill
“I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO,” Rand Paul said.
I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO. pic.twitter.com/Wom6xKEeQh
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 20, 2022
Here are the 21 Republicans who voted for the $1.7T socialist bill, betraying the so-called values of the GOP:
By voting with far-left Democrats half the time, they show their lack of awareness of how serious the state of the nation is and don’t seem to care what the people want. The swamp is alive and well. They don’t care about the people and how Americans are suffering.
Instead of stopping the invasion at the border, they’re more concerned about the borders of foreign nations.
We posted some of what is in this bill here and here.
CEI Experts Stated Their Opinion Last Week About the $1.7T Monstrosity
Fred L. Smith, Jr. Fellow in Regulatory Studies Wayne Crews said:
“The problem with today’s omnibus spending package funding federal departments and agencies—like the 4,155-page package contain
“Despite some Senators’ claim that they are holding the line on non-defense discretionary spending in a bill none of them have read, the agencies Congress is about to fund are colluding on big-government pursuits and overarching ‘plans’ and policy guidance on the likes of climate, equity and antitrust with little pushback from Congress.
“Postponing any omnibus until the 118th Congress next month with a temporary funding extension should be the least demanded of GOP negotiators. The $2 trillion deficits on track to swamp us before the end of the decade are larger than total yearly outlays were during the 1990s.”
Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said:
“The Omnibus Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023 notably does not contain funding for the United Nations Green Climate Fund or Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) deeply flawed permitting bill that proposes to hand the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unconstitutional powers to overrule state authority or the expanded Colorado Wilderness bill. But defenders of freedom and property rights should not celebrate because it is still full of increased funding for wasteful and ineffective climate and environmental programs that Congress should eliminate instead.”
CEI senior fellow Ben Lieberman said:
“The omnibus includes $5 billion dollars for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the purpose of helping those struggling to pay their energy bills. Though far from the most objectionable part of this big spending package, it is important to remember that the Biden Administration crackdown on domestic coal, oil, and natural gas is a significant part of the reason energy got to be so unaffordable in the first place. If Washington prioritized an energy abundance agenda instead of a price-boosting climate change agenda, the need for LIHEAP would be considerably less.”
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS
Frank D. Lovell, American Patriot, Free State of Florida, said:
SHUT IT DOWN!!
Donalds, Roy, Perry, & 10 Others Send Letter To U.S. Senate Republicans Urging Them To Derail the $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill.
Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding his support of a letter by Congressmen Chip Roy (R-TX), Scott Perry (R-PA), and ten additional Members and Members-Elect urging Senate Republicans to take all steps necessary to stop the omnibus spending bill. Cosponsors of the letter also include Representatives Bishop (R-NC), Biggs (R-AZ), Rosendale (R-MT), Gaetz (R-FL), Norman (R-SC), Good (R-VA), Clyde (R-GA), and Members of Congress-Elect Luna (R-FL), Ogles (R-TN), and Crane (R-AZ).
“We urge you to take all steps necessary to stop the soon-to-be finalized omnibus spending bill negotiated with Democrats. At the very least, due respect for Americans who elected us would call for not passing a “lame duck” spending bill just days before Members fly home for Christmas and two weeks before a new Republican majority is sworn in for the 118th Congress. Senate Republicans have the 41 votes necessary to stop this and should do so now and show the Americans who elected you that they weren’t wrong in doing so.,”
That is what each & every one of us must do, contact your Congress & tell them there is no compromise, vote no & let’s shut this illegal government down. If we don’t, the first bad thing to happen will be the House Republicans will be prevented from stopping the spending in Congress & it gets worse from there. By the way, if we shut the govt down, all essential services continue to be funded; it’s the ‘special projects’ that shut down. basically, we force the govt to be efficient.
- Crews: Biden Mocks Republicans as “Socialists”: Don’t Prove Him Right On the 2023 Omnibus
- Crews: What Republicans Can Do about the Federal Budget Now
All of these republicans, term loosely used, who voted for the monstrosity need to go. A C.R.( I think it is called) could fund the necessary stuff until a real BUDGET is produced by the new congress in January. Over 7,000 earmarks of pork for a total of $15 billion is stuffed into this sham. Look it up it is disgusting what was done with this money. Susan Collins does not surprise me or romney and some of the others but rubio and grasseley do. There is money in there, about a billion dollars, for NGO’s the organizations that are enticing the illegals across the border, millions for walls in foreign countries but dollar one to increase our protection on our borders!!!!!!!
The real issue is that congresses under both Republicans and Democrats have abandoned regular order. No longer do spend bills go through committees with at least some domain knowledge to get carefully vetted in public hearings. Instead, giant spending bills are assembled by unelected staff members and presented mere days before the vote so that no one can meaningfully review all of the provisions. It is the recurring echo of “we have to pass it to know what’s in it” governance. While there are still several well-intentioned members who want to do better, Congress as an institution is broken. And replacing a few folks won’t be enough to fix it. I honestly wish I knew how to fix it. I just hope that it is actually fixable.
The bill has funding for a new FIB headquarters. Republicans should insist that it include bars on all the windows and doors that only unlock from the outside.
Cindy Hyde-Smith comes up for Election in 2024. I will be doing everything I can to make sure her political career is over.
It’s too late folks, you already have been completely betrayed. Time after time the corrupt, anti-US GOPe has betrayed you, and you did not react. It was easily recognizable since 2009. Now there will never be a conservative president or legislature. The USA is NWO controlled.
Yes, it is too late. But what do you suggest as the alternative, going forward?
I notified Cornyn that he will never again get my vote.
That is too late, he will continue to win as long as he serves the NWO and corrupt DC.
He never showed any conservatism yet Texans elected him repeatedly.