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House Republicans weigh massive partisan spending bill
Politico ^ | 7/14/2017 | By Rachael Bade , Sarah Ferris and Jennifer Scholtes

Posted on 07/14/2017 3:40:52 PM PDT by Cheerio

GOP leaders plan to whip lawmakers on whether they'd back a conservative, $1 trillion government funding bill.

House GOP leaders will decide next week whether to brave an ugly floor fight over a massive GOP spending bill — a proposal applauded by some rank-and-file Republicans but that risks embarrassment if it fails.

In a closed-door GOP conference meeting Friday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said all 12 appropriations bills will be finished in committee by the end of next week. Starting Monday, leadership will begin a tentative whip count on whether lawmakers would vote for a package before the August recess that combines all of those bills into one $1 trillion government funding bill.

The idea, first proposed by Rep. Tom Graves, a senior appropriator, is to give House Republicans a chance to pass a red-meat spending bill that will lay out GOP priorities. Though the bill would never pass the Senate in the face of Democratic opposition, the process would allow House Republicans to offer potentially hundreds of amendments, an exercise that excites members who are frustrated that they’ve had no input on how to fund the government.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: mccarthy; spending
Another OMNIBUS CR - all concerned about their next big vacation getaway in August. They will never stop this by their own volition, Article V is the only answer if our Republic is to be saved from itself!! The culture might be too far gone for even that - too many takers riding in the wagon.

Took three of these Politco clowns to author this article.
1 posted on 07/14/2017 3:40:52 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Quote: “Took three of these Politco clowns to author this article.”

Which is exactly why I doubt its veracity. These days every breathless YUGE breaking news report requires a gaggle of co-conspirators and anonymous sources. Usually, the source is a fiction and, I suspect, it works as follows. One guy writes the story and the other two are the sources.

2 posted on 07/14/2017 3:46:18 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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“conservative, $1 trillion government funding bill.”

ummm, that is the antithesis of conservatice. Just because it was authored by douchebags with (R) after their name does not make it any less corrupt and cronyistic, its just for different cronies than the democrats like.

3 posted on 07/14/2017 3:50:19 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Cheerio

Unlike Flip, I don’t doubt ther veracity or at least the principal gist of their intentions.

The only way to stop the spending cycle and the corruption is to vacate The Hill. We don’t need a government at all if this is the government we are going to get.

4 posted on 07/14/2017 3:52:19 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Cheerio

Ummm ... I take it that the Democrats were never partisan in their spending bills? Of course none of them got passed of the few that were proposed during the Obama years.

5 posted on 07/14/2017 3:53:09 PM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: FlipWilson

That’s a lot of weasel words they wrote this crap around.

6 posted on 07/14/2017 3:59:36 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Cheerio

They are porking it up by the super tankers.

7 posted on 07/14/2017 4:06:54 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Cheerio; All
As a side note about federal spending, please consider the following material from related threads.

Regarding the spending bill, I wouldn’t be surprised if the post-17th Amendment ratification, state sovereignty-ignoring GOPe is still stubbornly ignoring major constitutional limits on federal spending, particularly with respect to unconstitutional federal spending programs like Obamacare.

More specifically, first note that a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. This is evidenced by the following excerpt.

”Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” - Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

In fact, with respect to Obamacare, note that Congress is likewise wrongly ignoring that state sovereignty-respecting justices had also clarified that the states have never expressly constitutionally delegated to the feds the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for INTRAstate healthcare purposes.

Based on the Court’s clarification of Congress’s limited power to appropriate taxes, here is a rough approximation of how much taxpayers should be paying Congress annually to perform its Section 8-limited power duties imo.

Given that the plurality of clauses in Section 8 deal with defense, and given that the Department of Defense budget for 2015 was $500+ billion, I will generously round up the $500+ billion figure to $1 trillion (but probably much less) as the annual price tag of the federal government to the taxpayers, not the $5 trillion annual budget that was being projected for the feds before Trump was elected.

In other words, the corrupt media should not be reporting multi-trillion dollar annual federal budgets in budget discussions without mentioning the Supreme Court’s clarification of Congress’s limited power to appropriate taxes.

Patriots need to get Trump up to speed on the idea that a good percentage of the federal taxes that he, his rich friends, and possibly all other taxpayers have been paying throughout their lives are probably unconstitutional.

Patriots need to work with Trump to put a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes. Once unconstitutional federal taxes are stopped the states will probably find a tsunami of new revenues (higher state taxes) that they won’t know what to do with, establishing their own healthcare and retirement social spending programs for starters.

Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!

Remember in November ’18 !

Since Trump entered the ’16 presidential race too late for patriots to make sure that there were state sovereignty-respecting candidates on the primary ballots, patriots need make sure that such candidates are on the ’18 primary ballots so that they can be elected to support Trump in draining the unconstitutionally big federal government swamp.

Such a Congress will also be able to finish draining the swamp with respect to getting the remaining state sovereignty-ignoring, activist Supreme Court justices off of the bench.

Noting that the primaries start in Iowa and New Hampshire in February ‘18, patriots need to challenge candidates for federal office in the following way.

While I Googled the primary information above concerning Iowa and New Hampshire, FReeper iowamark brought to my attention that the February primaries for these states apply only to presidential election years. And after doing some more scratching, since primary dates for most states for 2018 elections probably haven’t been uploaded at this time (March 14, 2017), FReepers will need to find out primary dates from sources and / or websites in their own states.

Patriots need to qualify candidates by asking them why the Founding States made the Constitution’s Section 8 of Article I; to limit (cripple) the federal government’s powers.

Patriots also need to find candidates that are knowledgeable of the Supreme Court's clarifications of the federal government’s limited powers listed above.

8 posted on 07/14/2017 4:19:30 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Cheerio

Anyone who thinks you can spend your way out of years of huge over budget spending orgies is dumber than dumb. And really does not care about America.

9 posted on 07/14/2017 4:49:00 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: mulligan
Anyone who thinks you can spend your way out of years of huge over budget spending orgies is dumber than dumb. And really does not care about America.

Exhibits A & B:

10 posted on 07/14/2017 4:55:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (RuPaul and Yertle - our illustrious Republican leaders up the Hill - God help us!)
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To: Cheerio

Drunken lords spending our children’s children’s children into slavery to the government.

11 posted on 07/14/2017 6:02:48 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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