Skip to comments.Congress unveils $1.1 TRILLION spending bill in bid to avoid another government shutdown
Posted on 01/14/2014 7:23:34 AM PST by centurion316
Congress has unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown which boosts funding slightly for military and domestic programs - but not for 'Obamacare' health reforms.
With a deadline looming at midnight tomorrow for new spending authority, lawmakers will still need a three-day stop-gap funding extension to ensure enough time for passage of the spending bill this week.
The measure eases across-the-board spending cuts by providing an extra $45 billion for military and domestic discretionary programs for fiscal 2014, to a total of $1.012 trillion.
It also provides an additional $85.2 billion for Afghanistan war funding that is typically handled off-budget.
The spending measure fills in the details of a budget agreement passed in December in the aftermath of a 16-day shutdown of many government agencies in October.
The shutdown was prompted largely by disputes over funding for 'Obamacare' health insurance reforms.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Get rid of the EPA, Head Start, BLM, Education Dept,
And bring jobs back to America and put a southern fence up... add to the ‘never going to happen’ list.
I have seen the future
Obama will shut down the govt again if he doesnt get every penny he demands for “obamacare fixes”
the democrats will successfully blame the GOP for both shutting down the govt and obamacare not working because of the mean stingy rasist GOP
I worked for a small company. Paid my own insurance all my life.
Uncle Suggah’s out of control.
Wait til next year when we have to bailout the private insurance industry.
Stop the unnecessary programs. Stop the bailouts.
Stop the spending.
Don’t forget HUD... (Aren’t all the urban centers, with the exception of Washington DC, in states?)
Dangit. You beat me to that.
We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Frederic Bastiat
Consign ourselves, our children and grandchildren to be debt slaves to TOTALITARIANS?
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
List of grievances ALERT!
$1.1 trillion? so the debt’s about to jump from $17.5 trillion to $18.6 trillion... enough for maybe 6 months.
In a system where the Central Government, i.e., the State, collects all the money from those with ability, and redistributes the money to the community, each according to their need, comes damn close to what Karl Marx decreed for his Commune-Style Utopia, to wit:
FROM EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILTY, TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEED.
Currently that system of redistribution creates all of the US Federal Budget Defecit every year: 40 % of all Federal spending is spent on Welfare, and 40 % of Federal Spending is borrowed.
America was founded on FREEDOM OF CHOICE, which our Founders called LIBERTY.
During our Civil War, we as a Society, chose to confuse the difference between Freedom and Liberty, and that confusion exists to this day.
Freedom leads to Anarchy if accountability is not imposed. Liberty includes accountability for ones actions or inactions.
Obamacare is a mandatory edict from the Central Government that restricts all of our medical insurance choices, and thus restricts our Liberty.
We choose who we want to represent us, and they choose what freedoms of choice they want to deny us, and thus how much Liberty they choose for us to lose.
Total Freedom of Choice leads to anarchy, whereas Liberty contains the discipline of accountability for ones actions or inactions.
For example, in a system based on total Freedom, I may choose to trip you as I walk past you, knowing that I will not be held accountable for my actions or for any harm that comes to you.
In a system based on Liberty, I know that if I trip you that I will be obligated to apologize, pay for any damages to you, and provide a significant extra compensation to you as an example to others as to why they should not consider harming others.
Each Regulation that our Representatives place on us reduces our Freedom of Choice, and thus our Liberty.
As a Society fails, fewer and fewer people are held accountable for their actions, or lack of actions.
This in turn causes the well-meaning Representatives to pass more and more Regulations that decrease more and more of our Freedom of Choices and thus our Liberty.
In time, the Regulations become more relied upon than Laws, as the sense of accountability all but disappears, as is true today, IMHO.
At some point Anarchy becomes dominant, Regulations cease to maintain order, and the Central Government assumes all control.
In summary, in the continuum from total Freedom to Dictatorial Slavery, there is one small sweet spot of civilized behavior, one set of Checks and Balances that was devised by our Founding Fathers. It is unique and precious to all who love Liberty.
That set of Checks and Balances has not been used in this Century by the Representatives that we have elected.
Thus, it is incumbent on we, the people, to hold our dysfunctional Representatives accountable for their lack of action for not using the Checks and balances that we play them to use.
Hence, it has been very easy to take over the Federal Government by a few men and women who oppose Freedom of Choice, acceptability and Liberty, because they knew that the Congressional Republicans would not use their Constitutional Checks and Balances.
Evil trumps cowardice every time.
That is the general outline of our fallen US Federal Government today, where one political party was able to impose a mandatory tax over the objection of 85 % of the population, and do it without effective objection in just 11 months.
Apply whatever political system names to what I have described, as they are all degrees of Slavery that History shows will not end well.
ATF DEA and most of the FBI/NSA/CIA