Reps Blew $1.5T Overnight on Ukraine, Raises, and Freebies

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House Democrats passed President Biden’s $1.5 trillion bipartisan budget deal Wednesday, which includes nearly $14 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine and billions in congressional pet projects via legislative earmarks, The Washington Times reported.

By a margin of 260-to-171, the House approved the domestic funding provisions totaling $730 billion. Overall, 39 Republicans joined with nearly every Democrat to secure passage.

The $782 billion defense portion of the budget, meanwhile, passed by a much larger margin. In total, 155 Republicans voted with every single Democrat in favor. Most lawmakers cited the inclusion of nearly $14 billion in aid to Ukraine as their reason.

They are eager to protect Ukraine’s borders and sovereignty but not that of the US as anonymous people from all over the world pour across our borders unvetted.

They Didn’t Read It

Pelosi gave Republicans 24 hours, from 1 am Tuesday, to read 2700+ pages of one bill and two other bills. Still, 39 Republicans voted for it even though they can’t possibly know what’s in it.

Budget experts at the Heritage Foundation say that “an above-average college student can read about 13 pages of technical material an hour.” They note that by those standards it would take lawmakers more than 396 hours to read and understand the full bill.

The $1.5 trillion budget bill poses a major victory for Mr. Biden and the Democratic agenda simply because the federal government is operating with funding levels approved by Congress under President Trump, The Washington Times reports.

WHAT’S IN IT SO FAR

Among other things, the budget will spend $11 billion to construct new affordable housing, boost overall domestic spending by 6.7% to $730 billion, much of which will go to social welfare programs; increase the budget of the Internal Revenue Service by $675 million to bolster tax enforcement; and provide $15 billion for military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and its neighboring NATO allies.

The bill also includes a 21% increase for lawmakers’ office budgets within the House, boosting the spending on office budgets by more than $134 million. The increase brings the total funding of House offices to more than $774 million — the highest since 1996.

The Senate, meanwhile, is poised to receive a $1.1 billion boost for “salaries and operations.” Of that sum, $7 million is earmarked for paying interns, while the rest goes to bolstering the office and committee budgets of individual senators.

THE 24 HOUR JOKE

Congresswoman Kat Cammack said Wednesday that Congress was given three bills including a 2700-page Omnibus bill at 1 am in the morning last night and Speaker Pelosi is forcing them to vote Wednesday night. The Spending bill will only be good for four days because Democrats want to rush off to a retreat.

Congresswoman Cammack said there is a lot of pork

The government is run like a circus with a dictatorial Speaker pushing more welfare and other freebies without giving members time to read the bill.

What I don’t understand is why all the conservatives don’t get together and each take a certain number of pages instead of each Rep replicating the reading of the same pages?

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Zigmont
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Zigmont
1 year ago

Instead of Defund the Police, how about we DEFUND THE POLITICIANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
1 year ago

We need to hold ALL Congressmen accountable for their votes in November. The new Congress needs to put forward a Repeal of the 16th Amendment. Then we need a Balanced Budget Amendment and a Federal Government size limitation to 4% of GDP Amendment. At 4%, the Federal Government would be limited to a total of 800 Billion per Year. Our Military should only be about 2% or no more than 400 Billion per year. (Note that this is the NATO requirement and many of our allies have much smaller military budgets.) America needs stop being the World’s Policemen and Nation Welfare provider.

The Federal Government needs to focus on our borders and not the borders of other countries. Things like Social Security needs to be off the Federal Government’s Balance sheet and in a Lock Box. SS is a retirement plan, not a slush fund. The Federal Government needs to be completely out of All Healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid. The Federal Government is inflating the cost of Healthcare to the point people can’t afford it and are pushing very dangerous medical practices. Welfare needs to be completely phased out. The Government buying votes for the support of Communism is not a proper role of Government. All Executive Branch and Judicial Branch Mandate Powers MUST be revoked – ONLY Congress makes Law!

We also need to return powers stolen by the Federal Government back to the States, that will require a Article 5 Convention to repeal the both the 16th and 17th Amendments, Government never gives up power willingly. The only Land the Federal Government should own is Washington, D.C. All other Land Must be returned to the States and the Federal Government must then “Lease” that land from the States. States should manage land, not the Federal Government. A better Idea we should consider is the Federal Government selling all its land holdings to pay off the Federal Deficit. The Federal Government has stolen over 640,000,000 Acres of Land over 1/4 of America. The problem is the Government would need to get and average of $50,000 an Acre for all that land to pay off the debt. That should tell you just how ridiculous the Federal Debt has become. But then, 12,000,000 Acres of Federal land are now producing oil and Land with oil may sell for a lot more than $50,000 per acre. After all, an Acre of Land in NYC cost over $5,000,000.

No private Land or Family Farm, i.e. Homesteads, should ever be taxed – Tax Business Property and stop forcing people out of their homes with property taxes. We Don’t Need Big Government that provides Big Business Welfare and picks winners and losers. People should decide if things like a Gasoline or Electric Car is appropriate for their needs, not Government. In a Free Nation the Free Market decides what is appropriate and who the winners and losers are; NOT Government because everything Government does is expensive and most of the time turns into horse manure.

I Want A Pony Mommygov
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I Want A Pony Mommygov
1 year ago

1.”It is good to recall how our freedom has been gained in this country—not by great abstract campaigns but through the objections of ordinary men and women to having their money taken from them by the State. In the early days, people banded together and said to the then Government, ‘You shall not take our money before you have redressed our grievances.’ It was their money, their wealth, which was the source of their independence against the Government.”

Margaret Thatcher

Equal In Socialist Misery
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Equal In Socialist Misery
1 year ago

Other people’s money is the best!
You save the money that you had to earn but not so much with other people’s money, the taxpayer teats are going to dry up with this Jimmy Carter Misery Index inflation.
At least we will all be equal in socialist misery.

Marxists get up early in the morning to further their cause. We must get up even earlier to defend our freedom.

Margaret Thatcher

Adonis
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Adonis
1 year ago

Without much outcry from McCarthy and many of his closest RINO ilk.