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  • Rand wrecks GOP unity again

    10/18/2017 8:39:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders are desperate for a show of legislative unity on tax reform after the collapse of Obamacare repeal. But they’re unlikely to get it thanks to Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The frequent GOP contrarian is digging in against the budget as written — an ominous start to Republicans’ tax push at a time when leaders would like to soothe jittery donors and voters.
  • Senate GOP to Back Trump on Border Wall, Risking Shutdown Fight

    10/17/2017 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    AG Web ^ | Oct 17, 2017
    Senate Republicans have drafted a Homeland Security spending bill that includes the full $1.6 billion President Donald Trump wants for a wall at the Mexican border, increasing the chances of a shutdown fight before current government funding runs out Dec. 8. Bill author Senator John Boozman of Arkansas told reporters Tuesday the border wall funds would be resolved in a giant trillion-dollar spending bill in December, along with the issue of whether to continue work permits for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers. "That will be part of the negotiations," he said. "I think at...
  • Here’s what Norway’s new budget means

    10/12/2017 3:47:28 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 4 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 10/12/17 | NA
    Norway’s government presented its proposal for the 2018 budget on Thursday, with finance minister Siv Jensen presenting the priorities of the current Conservative-Progress coalition government to the Stortinget parliament.
  • The Storm Gathers and America is Unready

    10/11/2017 10:17:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | 10/11/17 | Dakota L. Wood
    Winston Churchill summarized the theme of his seminal history of World War II as “[h]ow the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm.”His first volume, The Gathering Storm, recounted many instances of failure among the leading figures of the 1930s to appreciate the growing danger of Hitler’s rise to power. Churchill’s history highlighted how the good intentions and virtuous character of Britain, France, and the United States hindered them from taking actions that could very well have prevented a war that claimed the lives of some 60 million people. He marveled at [how]...
  • McConnell defends Corker amid Trump feud

    10/09/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/9/17 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is offering support to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) amid a war of words between the latter and President Trump. "Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and he’s an important part of our team,” McConnell said Monday in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. Asked about whether he agreed with Corker's criticism of Trump, McConnell sidestepped, adding: "[Corker is] an important part of our team and he's...
  • Why We Need To Pass Our Budget

    10/04/2017 5:22:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Congressman Diane Black
    Can the Republican majority govern? It’s time to prove it. The voters put Republicans in charge of the House, Senate, and White House in November 2016 to reverse eight years of reckless liberal spending and poor budgeting. It’s time for us to do exactly that. In July, the Budget Committee that I chair released Building a Better America, our balanced budget plan that reforms government, rebuilds the military, and paves the way for pro-growth tax reform. Our budget balances in 10 years and puts our country on track to start paying down the $20 trillion debt and ensure that we...
  • Senate Unveils Budget Blueprint Allowing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts

    09/29/2017 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 29, 2017 | THOMAS KAPLAN and ALAN RAPPEPORT
    The Senate Budget Committee unveiled a 2018 budget blueprint on Friday that would open the door for a $1.5 trillion tax cut, even as an independent analysis concluded that the plan as offered would far exceed that price tag and overwhelmingly benefit corporations and the rich. The budget resolution could also pave the way to opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling, a hot-button Republican proposal that has languished for decades.
  • Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

    09/28/2017 5:56:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion. State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal...
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen

    09/27/2017 7:31:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Real Clear Markets.com ^ | Sep 17, 2017 | Allan Golombek
    Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen By Allan Golombek September 27, 2017 In 1995, the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis, extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to help build a new stadium. After 20 years in the Gateway City, the Rams moved right back where they came from – leaving the people of St. Louis and Missouri stuck with a $6 million a year tab to pay for an empty football field. American taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year to lure professional sports teams from one place to another in one of...
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Time for a New Budget Process: Tiered Spending -- How to avoid being bullied over gov't shutdowns

    09/15/2017 8:29:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2017 | Mike Razar
    t is high time that conservatives reform the budget process.[i] In theory, Congress should prioritize expenditures to achieve the greatest public good with the available funds taxpayers and lenders provide. But in practice, not only are tradeoffs not made, there is no visible mechanism for identifying levels of priority. The absence of such an analytical tool seems to have bullied President Trump into an unnecessary fear of defaulting on the debt. So much so that he has made a devil’s deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Doesn’t he know that they hate him and want him to fail or...
  • Pennsylvania on edge of missing payments in budget stalemate

    09/14/2017 6:39:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | September 14, 2017 | Marc Levy
    The state government appeared on the edge, for the first known time, of missing a payment as a result of not having enough cash on hand amid a feud over how to patch a $2.2 billion budget gap. Gov. Tom Wolf's office has not revealed how the Democrat will manage through a cash crunch that he has said will leave his administration unable to pay every bill on time, three months into the fiscal year. Beginning Friday, the state's main bank account was projected to go below zero.
  • Get Rid Of Debt Ceiling? Not So Fast, Spending Controls Have To Be in Place

    09/11/2017 11:01:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/10/2017
    In his surprise deal with the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling last week, President Trump went one step further: He proposed getting rid of the debt ceiling entirely. It's not a bad idea, but only if you control future spending. "The president encouraged congressional leaders to find a more permanent solution to the debt ceiling so the vote is not so frequently politicized," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Her comments came as the Senate voted 80 to 17 to approve the deal that would raise the debt ceiling and keep the government running until Dec. 8,...
  • Harvey aid inclusion in the budget garners bi-partisan support

    09/08/2017 3:00:14 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 3 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor / AP ^ | September 8, 2017 | Andrew Taylor
    In a deal President Trump struck with Democratic leaders that includes aid for hurricane Harvey heads to the House Friday. Though the deal could lead to continued cooperation across the aisles, some Republicans feel the partnership is short-term. WASHINGTON—Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority and keeping the government funded through December. The House vote on Friday would send the massive package to Mr. Trump for his signature, replenishing rapidly dwindling emergency accounts as Florida braces for...
  • Donald Trump on DACA: ‘Chuck and Nancy Want to See Something Happen — and so Do I’

    09/07/2017 7:47:50 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump signaled support for signing a permanent deal to assist DACA recipients, giving amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. “Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I,” Trump said, referring to Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. (excerpt required clip). The president suggested that ideal legislation would include border security funds and a permanent fix for DACA . “I’d like to see a permanent deal, and I think it’s going to happen,” he said. “I think we’re going to have great support from both sides of Congress.”
  • Unforgivable: Donald Trump just made Chuck Schumer POTUS

    09/06/2017 3:17:21 PM PDT · by 198ml · 151 replies
    CR ^ | 9/6/17 | Chrid Pandolfo
    The Democrats are in control of the government. The Republicans may have the majority in both houses of Congress. They may have the presidency. But make no mistake: It’s Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer who are calling the shots in Washington, D.C., with President Donald J. Trump’s support. The president’s total capitulation occurred in a Wednesday meeting with congressional leaders from both parties. Earlier, Minority Leaders Pelosi and Schumer proposed a plan to tie Hurricane Harvey relief to a short-term debt ceiling increase until mid-December. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., slammed the plan as “ridiculous and disgraceful,” accusing the Democrats of...
  • Trump bucks GOP leadership, backs Democratic deal on debt ceiling, funding government

    09/06/2017 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 200 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2017 | Deirdre Walsh, Ashley Killough and Kevin Liptak,
    (CNN) President Donald Trump bucked his own party Wednesday and sided with Democrats to support a deal that would ensure passage of disaster relief funding as well as raising the debt ceiling and continuing to fund the government into December.
  • You’re A Criminal - Trey Gowdy Wrecks The GSA For Stealing Taxpayers Money Without Regard [VIDEO]

    08/28/2017 3:52:21 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 31 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Aug 23, 2017
    You’re A Criminal - Trey Gowdy Wrecks The GSA For Stealing Taxpayers Money Without Regard
  • Report: UN spends four times more on PA refugees

    08/27/2017 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/17
    A Palestinian Authority refugee receives a budget four times larger than a Syrian, Iraqi or African refugee, according to a study conducted by the Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, ahead of Sunday's visit to Israel by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Yediot Ahronot reported on Sunday. At the end of last week, the UN Refugee Agency (UNRWA), which deals only with Palestinians, released its annual financial report, which in 2016 generated an average of $246 for each of the 5.3 million Palestinians it defines as a refugee, while the United Nations High Commissioner...
  • Treasury chief says 'debt ceiling will be raised'

    08/25/2017 12:37:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2017 | Staff
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday the nation’s debt ceiling will be raised in September and that after talks with congressional leaders from both parties everyone is “on the same page.” “My strong preference is that we have a clean debt ceiling (increase), but the most important issue is the debt ceiling will be raised in September,” Mnuchin told reporters at the White House, indicating an interest in legislation that did not stray into unrelated territory. “I have had discussions with the leaders in both parties in the House and Senate and we are all on the same...