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  • House Freedom Caucus pushing Johnson to attach border security bill to next CR in March

    02/18/2024 6:26:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 17, 2024 11:46pm | Nicholas Ballasy
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus is actively pushing House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., to attach a House-passed border security bill that's sitting in the U.S. Senate to the next spending bill that Congress must pass to avoid a government shutdown. H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023, passed the House in May. The bill would end the Biden administration's "catch and release" policy at the border as well as force the administration to restart construction of the border wall along open areas of the border, among other actions."I think we ought to be willing to have a fight...
  • Denver Mayor to Residents Upset with Cuts Due to Migrant Influx: We Have ‘Value of Being’ ‘Welcoming’

    02/16/2024 7:24:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ian hatchett
    During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Denver Mayor Mike Johnston responded to a question on Denver residents who are frustrated that the city is cutting services due to budget shortfalls caused by the influx of migrants in the city by stating that “The dilemma is when you have values on both sides and you have to manage those values. We have a value of being a welcoming, compassionate city.” And there are some cuts to migrant services. Johnston said, “We’ve asked every agency in the city to take a look at what they could do...
  • Chicago officials say spike is expected in migrant arrivals -- how will it be paid for?

    02/11/2024 8:09:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 02/09/2024 | Sabrina Franza
    CHICAGO (CBS) -- New data shine a light on just how much Chicago has been spending to support the migrant mission so far. Just over 13,000 asylum seekers are living in city shelters – and city officials said they are preparing for a spike. But it not clear how the city would pay for such a spike. If it feels confusing tracking the spending – the amount of money the city has spent, the amount the state has given, and how much the federal government has contributed – that is because it is, in fact, confusing
  • Weekly Garden Thread - February 20-16, 2024 [Gardening on a Budget - Frugal Tips Edition]

    02/10/2024 5:34:18 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies
    February 10, 2024 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • Washington state diverted $340M in federal COVID funds to immigrants, including via $1,000 checks

    02/03/2024 4:09:42 PM PST · by CFW · 39 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/3/24 | Adam Shaw
    A new report is highlighting how federal COVID funds were used in Washington state to give $1,000 checks to illegal immigrants who were ineligible to receive federal economic impact payments during the pandemic due to their immigration status. The report, by the Economic Policy Innovation Center (EPIC), points to money administered by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), which was created by the American Rescue Plan Act and was intended to help state and local governments with their response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington state received $4.4 billion in funding overall from that program. The...
  • Dem Gov. Lamont: We Grew Our State and Balanced Budget by Cutting Taxes, Avoiding Lockdowns

    02/03/2024 4:20:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said that the fact that they cut taxes and “kept things open during COVID” has helped the state grow its population and the state has managed to balance its budget because it has attracted more people to the state. On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Lamont stated, “We inherited a $2 billion deficit. The first thing thing I wanted to do five years ago was make sure we didn’t raise taxes. That’s what the five previous governors had done. Now, it’s five years later, we’ve got our budget balanced. We’re making investments. And we’re able...
  • NYC launches $53M program to hand out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families

    02/02/2024 2:16:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2024 | By Craig McCarthy
    Mayor Eric Adams’ administration will soon start handing out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families being put up in Big Apple hotels, The Post has learned. The $53 million pilot program, run by the New Jersey company Mobility Capital Finance, will provide asylum seekers arriving at the Roosevelt Hotel with the city cash to help them buy food, according to city records. It’ll start with a group of 500 migrant families in short-term hotel stays and will replace the current food service offered there, according to City Hall. The cards can only be used at bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets and...
  • Biden Admin Spent Whopping $20 Billion On Refugee Resettlement In Just Two Years

    01/23/2024 6:54:25 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2024 | JENNIE TAER
    The Biden administration has poured billions of taxpayer dollars into the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) since October 2022, according to a new report from Open the Books. The Biden administration spent $8.925 billion in fiscal year 2022 and $10.928 billion in fiscal year 2023 on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at ORR to accommodate, transport, and provide migrants with various other services like medical care and loans, according to the report, which was released Tuesday. In recent months, HHS has faced scrutiny for ORR’s alleged mishandling of cases of unaccompanied...
  • Roughly One Quarter Of Pentagon Purchases Related To COVID-19 Were Illegitimate, Watchdog Finds

    01/19/2024 8:02:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Action News ^ | 01/19/2024 | Micaela Burrow
    An estimated 26% of purchases the Department of Defense (DOD) reported as supporting its COVID-19 response went to unrelated items, according to an Inspector General report released on Thursday.Former President Donald Trump’s March 2020 memo in response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak gave DOD program officials the ability to increase the limit on government charge cards between $10,000 and $35,000, according to the report. Cardholders used the increased limit to make unrelated purchases on items from shipping to food and sometimes failed to produce receipts or get the required approvals before making a purchase“It is critically important to track execution...
  • Joe Biden Signs ‘Pelosi’s Budget Bill’ After 107 House Republicans Join with Democrats in Passing Reckless Continuing Resolution to Avert Government Shutdown, Sidestepping GOP Border Security Demands

    01/19/2024 5:47:24 PM PST · by Dr. Franklin · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Joe Biden approved the “Nancy Pelosi budget” to avert a government shutdown after 107 Republican members of the House of Representatives broke ranks to join Democrats without a border deal. ... On Thursday, the House of Representatives successfully passed a stopgap funding bill, averting a partial government shutdown that was set to take effect on Friday, Jan. 19th. The motion was carried with a tally of 314 to 108, with 107 Republicans joining Democrats to vote in favor of the resolution, while 106 Republicans opposed it. ... The Senate approved the bill earlier in the day by a significant margin...
  • New York Cuts Money From Schools to Pay for Migrants

    01/18/2024 6:09:24 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Front page mag ^ | January 17, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    "It’s the right thing to do for the migrants and the city of New York”... Remember all the outrage over the school that kicked out students into ‘remote’ classes to make way for housing migrants? That’s the literal state of the New York State budget. Gov. Hochul has unveiled a budget with $2.4 billion allocated for caring for the mass of illegal alien migrant invaders. While the state budget raises that amount by $500 million, it’s proposing to cut funding for schools in Long Island. A total of 44 Long Island school districts would see decreased state funding next year,...
  • CPI-X: A sensible solution to the nation’s budget woes: We need a comprehensive plan to put our nation’s fiscal house back in order

    01/18/2024 8:54:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2024 | Chris Talgo
    Since 2000, U.S. government spending has increased from $1.7 trillion to more than $6 trillion, the national debt has surged from $5.6 trillion to $34 trillion, annual interest payments on the debt have climbed from $350 billion to $1 trillion, and the national budget has gone from a $240 billion surplus to a $1.7 trillion deficit. In other words, over the span of nearly two decades, the U.S. government’s fiscal situation has gone from good to bad; however, it will only get worse unless drastic changes are made sooner rather than later. The primary reason for the rapidly deteriorating fiscal...
  • Migrant crisis plunges Denver's main public hospital deep into the red after patients received $130 MILLION of treatments they were unable to pay for

    01/18/2024 1:25:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/24 | Joe Hutchison
    The migrant crisis in Denver has plunged the city's main public hospital deep into the red after patients received $136 million in treatment they couldn't pay for. Denver Health lost $2 million in 2022 - but that was substantially-reduced by a $20 million cash injection from the state. In 2022, the hospital system lost $35 million, with bosses warning of 'dire consequences' for the hospital if 2024 is as bad as the previous two. The rise in costs has coincided with the unprecedented number of immigrants who crossed America's border and arrived in Denver. Around 36,000 have arrived so far...
  • Biden Admin May Be Setting Stage for Medicare Cuts

    01/16/2024 3:59:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/16/2024 | Ward Clark
    Healthcare, as much as the left hates to admit it, is a market item, like any other good or service. Until the mid-20th century, the provision of healthcare was like any other business; you went to the doctor, you paid him, and that was that. Granted, now modern, high-tech medicine is more expensive, and there is therefore a market for health insurance to spread that cost out. That, too, is a market item. When the government meddles in markets, they almost always screw it up. The Biden administration has never and will never learn this lesson; now, in the latest...
  • NYC to roll out next round of migrant budget cuts as mayor vows to spare libraries

    01/16/2024 7:22:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/16/2024 | Craig McCarthy
    Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is set to unveil its latest round of migrant belt-tightening on Tuesday — after rolling back several controversial budget cuts and promising the city’s library system will be spared further reductions. The mayor and his team are set to brief the City Council at around 1:30 p.m. and present the preliminary 2025 fiscal year budget, which has been expected to come with a 5% spending reduction at city agencies. The cuts would mark round two of three 5% slashes the mayor’s office has said are necessary to close the budget gap created by the migrant crisis...
  • Inspector General Finds EPA Failed To Properly Report Billions Of Dollars

    01/15/2024 2:33:38 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | January 14, 2024 | Daniel Chaitin
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to suitably report billions of dollars in fiscal 2022 spending, the agency’s inspector general determined, prompting condemnation from GOP lawmakers. A report released last week by the independent watchdog said the agency’s initial reporting to — the federal government’s “official public source” of spending information — was “not complete or accurate” because the EPA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) “did not follow its information technology configuration management procedures.” “Consequently, necessary changes to the OCFO’s DATA Act Evaluation and Approval Repository, the system that facilitates the Agency’s reporting, were either unimplemented...
  • GOP Defectors Blow Up House Vote Amid Spending Protest

    01/14/2024 6:53:56 AM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | January 10, 2024 | Daniel Chaitin
    A group of just over a dozen House Republicans helped bring the chamber to a screeching halt on Wednesday in yet another stand against leadership. Thirteen GOP lawmakers joined with all voting Democrats to help defeat a resolution that would have allowed consideration of a trio of measures that were scheduled for debate this week. Votes for the rest of the day got cancelled. “The House is essentially frozen again. The GOP leadership cannot bring up any bills that are not already noticed on the suspension calendar. and conservatives just killed leadership’s ability to bring up any bills under a...
  • The Numbers Are in, and That Big IRS Funding Increase Is a Disaster

    01/13/2024 8:42:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | 6:29 PM on January 13, 2024 | Staff
    Remember when Sen. Joe Manchin turned his back on those who had supported him against the far-left onslaught by voting to pass the so-called Inflation Reduction Act? And remember when that boondoggle bill contained over $80 billion in new funding for the IRS? At the time, we were all assured that the funding would go to good use, expanding the enforcement ability of the IRS, raking in billions upon billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from (in my best Bernie Sanders voice) the "millionaires and billionaires." If you're wondering how that turned out, we've got some hard numbers that give...
  • Government Funding: Some House Republicans Willing To Force Government Shutdown After Eagle Pass Border Visit

    01/10/2024 10:59:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/11/2024 | Ryan Morgan
    Following a visit to the southern border last week, some House Republicans urged their colleagues to treat the situation at the border as a major national security risk and to be willing to force a government shutdown to get Democrats and the Biden administration to accept stricter immigration policies and border security measures.Around 60 House Republicans visited the west Texas border town of Eagle Pass last week. Speaking with NTD’s “Capitol Report” on Tuesday, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) said that the trip marked his fourth visit to the U.S. southern border and that he agreed to go once again to...
  • Report: ‘Significant’ Concerns over Speaker Mike Johnson’s Ability to Deliver ‘Conservative Wins’

    01/10/2024 5:43:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies ^ | January 9, 2024 | Sean Moran
    Reports suggest that House conservatives are increasingly fretting about Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) inability to deliver conservative wins. Speaker Johnson, the White House, and congressional leaders announced a spending deal framework on Sunday to fund the government for the rest of the year. The spending deal would follow the spending levels as stipulated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), the debt ceiling deal struck by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and President Joe Biden. Although the deal has some moderate cuts to the IRS budget among other things, it has rankled members of the House Freedom Caucus and conservatives in...