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  • Democrats: When Trump Pauses Funds, It’s Illegal. When Biden Does It, It’s Fine

    03/17/2021 8:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2021 | Mark Paoletta
    GAO has no option other than to find that President Biden’s pause of the border wall funds is unlawful and should issue an opinion stating the Biden administration has broken the law.Last Congress, many Democrats, including Rep. John Yarmuth, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, claimed the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) broke the law when it paused the obligation of funds to Ukraine for 50 days to determine the best use for them. On the very first day of his administration, however, President Biden directed that funding specifically appropriated to build the wall along the...
  • Democrats’ New Welfare Baseline Is All Cash For No Work

    03/09/2021 7:50:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 9, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    Washington’s welfare-industrial complex both discourages work and leads people to expect that government will solve the problems government has created.Even before President Biden’s new $1.9 trillion COVID “stimulus” package goes into effect, multiple news stories make clear the flaws in its approach. Washington’s welfare-industrial complex, which the “stimulus” will bloat even further, both discourages work and leads people to expect that government will solve the problems government has created.The coronavirus pandemic caused very real economic hardship for millions of American families. But many of the well-meaning efforts to address those hardships—along with welfare expansions Democrats proposed long before COVID hit...
  • No, Shutting Down Another Stimulus Won’t Cost Trump The Election

    10/07/2020 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    What makes Trump look worse before the election: trying to get a deal with no success, or pointing out that the other side doesn’t want a deal for political reasons and pulling out of talks? President Trump announced on Twitter that he was shutting down stimulus talks with Democrats until after the election because they were “not negotiating in good faith.” “Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19,” wrote Trump.The president continued: “Immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill...
  • GOP Senators Warn They Will Oppose CCP Virus Bill Unless ‘Massive’ Error Is Fixed

    03/25/2020 7:15:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 25, 2020 Updated: March 25, 2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    Three Republican senators said they will oppose the massive stimulus package aimed at helping to offset losses suffered during the CCP virus pandemic unless a drafting error is fixed in the legislation, saying that the issue will provide businesses with an incentive to lay off employees. “A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences: Unless this bill is fixed, there is a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work,” Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a joint statement...
  • Stop the CoronaBailout from Raining Your Money on Corporate Lobbyists Instead Of Struggling Americans

    03/22/2020 1:20:27 PM PDT · by chiller · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/22/20 | Matt Stoller
    Congressional leaders are likely to put a very ugly deal in front of the American people, and if it passes, America may be unrecognizable after this pandemic. But there is a way to stop it, if people on the populist left and people on the populist right work together. Here’s the situation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the Trump administration are negotiating a bailout package to address the coronavirus crisis. There’s been a lot of chatter about the need to support workers as the economy goes into a freeze.... But in the United States,...
  • Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

    02/26/2020 11:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2020 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the committee’s top Republican warned Defense Secretary Mark Esper that overturning congressional funding decisions to shift money for the wall is an enormous problem that will have consequences. The plan to shift money has triggered rare Republican opposition to one of Trump’s priorities. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said the result may be that Congress...
  • White House asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus

    02/24/2020 7:17:44 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2020 | PETER SULLIVAN
    The Trump administration announced Monday night that it will ask Congress for "at least $2.5 billion" in additional funding to fight the coronavirus. The request indicates that the administration is seeking to step up its response to the virus as it spreads to more countries. However, the request met quick resistance from Democrats. Just $1.25 billion of the request is for new funding, with the rest requested to be taken from existing health programs, including $535 million from fighting Ebola. "The Trump administration’s request for emergency funding is woefully insufficient to protect Americans from the deadly coronavirus outbreak," said House...
  • Trump First President To Budget For Sending Education Bucks Back To States

    02/14/2020 8:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    President Trump's block-grant plan is a bold call to congressional Republicans to not squander their next opportunity to relieve U.S. education of bureaucracy like they did in his first two years of office. President Trump has become the first president to incorporate into his budget one of the few good federal education policy ideas: Sending Americans’ money back to their states to decide how to use it.Federal education programs have wasted trillions, enriching contractors and bureaucrats who lobby for open taps while arm-twisting Americans into trusting them with their dollars and children against all evidence that trust is deserved. Even...
  • Trump's Budget Follows in the Footsteps of Giant Spenders

    02/13/2020 8:33:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2020 | Veronique De Rugy
    President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2021 budget has been released. Generally, budget documents are more of a statement about priorities and aspirations than of anything else. This proposal is typical: It's full of unrealistic assumptions, as well as "savings" that will never happen. It is, in short, a testament to fiscal irresponsibility. Unfortunately, when you use more realistic assumptions and take politics into consideration, you are left with a lot of spending. What this budget tells us is that this Republican president is a big spender. Under it, the federal government would spend $4.8 trillion in fiscal year 2021....
  • President Donald J. Trump Has Secured Critical Funding to Strengthen Our National Defense and Secure Our Borders

    12/21/2019 9:19:39 PM PST · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | December 20, 2019 | Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump Has Secured Critical Funding to Strengthen Our National Defense and Secure Our Borders "My mission is to put our country on the very best footing to thrive, excel, compete, and to win." - DONALD Trump STRENGTHENING OUR DEFENSE: President Donald J. Trump is signing funding legislation that provides vital support for our military. The funding legislation signed by the President provides a historic $738 billion in funding for defense, a $22 billion increase over last year. Included in the funding legislation is a 3.1 percent pay raise for our Nation’s great military members, the largest such...
  • It's Only Another $174,000 in Federal Spending

    11/20/2019 5:43:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    If you read the text of the continuing resolution the House passed Tuesday to fund the federal government for a month, you will find an interesting passage on page 4. "Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act," it says, "there is hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2020 for payment to Maya M. Rockeymoore, widow of Elijah Cummings, late a Representative from the State of Maryland, $174,000." What did Rockeymoore do for the taxpayers to earn this money? A Washington consultant and former Maryland gubernatorial candidate, she recently resigned as chair of her state's Democratic Party to seek the House seat...
  • Free Stuff!

    07/31/2019 4:35:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2019 | John Stossel
    Never before have presidential candidates offered voters so much “free” stuff.Kamala Harris wants you to “collect up to $500 a month.”Elizabeth Warren says, “We need to go tenfold in our research and development in green energy.”No one has tracked the cost of all of the promises. So my video team did!Who will spend the most?Here are the new spending proposals from the five most popular (according to ElectionBettingOdds.com) candidates.In my latest video, we break it down by category, education spending first:Joe Biden wants to “triple the amount of money we spend for Title I schools” ($32 billion) create “universal pre-K”...
  • Where did the $16 Billion in US Grants Given to Baltimore in 2018 Disappear to?

    07/30/2019 7:19:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 72 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/30/2019 | Joe Hoft
    The city of Baltimore received $16 billion in grants in 2018! The city is a dump. Where did the money go? Does Representative Cummings know? Great thread here covering the Baltimore mess the Democrats are facing – (see more in tweets)
  • Trump And Pelosi Team Up For Bigger Government, Deeper Debt

    07/24/2019 6:27:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    There is one interest that almost all elected officials in Washington, D.C., share. It does not matter what state they come from. It does not matter what party they belong to. It does not matter whether they serve in the House, Senate or White House. They want to be reelected. A key tactic they often employ to achieve this shared strategic aim is sometimes celebrated by apologists as "bipartisanship." In practice, bipartisanship less often involves members of both major parties coming together to serve some great national interest and more often involves them coming together to serve their personal political...
  • WH projects $1 trillion deficit for 2019

    07/16/2019 10:00:43 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/19 | Niv Elis
    The White House projects that the federal deficit will surpass $1 trillion this year, the only time in the nation's history the deficit has exceeded that level, excluding the four-year period following the Great Recession. "The 2019 deficit has been revised to a projected $1.0 trillion," the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) wrote in its midyear review. As a candidate, President Trump promised to wipe out not only the deficit but the entire federal debt, which has surpassed $22 trillion. Republicans cast aside projections that their 2017 tax reform law would add $1.9 trillion to the deficit...
  • 'It's the Spending, Stupid!'

    07/02/2019 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2019 | Stephen Moore
    The Congressional Budget Office has just released its mid-year update on the federal fiscal situation, and it portends a debt avalanche. But don't bother to tell Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren that. They're busy advocating tens of trillions of dollars in new federal spending. The new report shows that budget deficits are expected to remain in the $1 trillion territory for years to come. It appears that 13-digit deficits are the new normal in Washington, as spending inexorably keeps rising by hundreds of billions of dollars a year. This spend-and-borrow forecast ranges from troublesome to panic-room sheer terror —...
  • Federal Spending Like There's No Tomorrow

    06/15/2019 4:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2019 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The political battles raging across the federal government seem to be consumed by trade wars, immigration and of course impeachment. Those issues will run their course in due time, but there is a much bigger problem that seems to be attracting little if any attention here at the highest levels of government. President Trump rarely mentions it, if at all. Congress, for most of the year, sweeps it under the rug as it goes about its business of recklessly spending other people’s money. Newspapers and the nightly news programs all but ignore it entirely. We’re talking about wasteful...
  • Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill (Rep Chip Roy)

    05/24/2019 8:49:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/2019 | JulieGrace Brufke
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, blocked a disaster relief bill in the House on Friday by objecting to a unanimous consent vote. The Texas Republican who previously worked for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), argued the House should not have recessed before debating the legislation and holding a vote. “I'm here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our nation's capital to vote on it,” he said on the floor. “Secondly,...
  • Should States Have To Pay For Refugee Resettlement They Don’t Want?

    04/02/2019 5:20:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2019 | Don Barrett
    Today states that withdraw find resettlement continues without any oversight from state authorities yet with states continuing to be forced to pay. Tennessee is the first state to tell the federal government that it can’t be forced to pay for the federal refugee resettlement program on the constitutional basis of federalism and the Tenth Amendment. It is suing the federal government over its continuation of refugee resettlement in Tennessee after the state withdrew from the program. When the state withdrew more than 10 years ago, the federal government turned program administration over to the federal contractor, Catholic Charities of Tennessee,...
  • Just Stop Spending: Hey Congress, Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy.

    03/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Can we conservatives agree — at least among ourselves — on that much? Maybe not. Confession: I am not much of an ideologue. And I don’t think “Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy!” is an ideological position, exactly. And there’s no need to be fanatical about it: Running a deficit during a serious economic downturn, a war, or a national emergency? I’m flexible. You show me Hitler invading Poland and my response is not going to be: Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Whip those Nazis. And, then: Stop spending money...