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  • Garbage Budget "Deal" Struck ($1.37B / 55mi wall)

    02/11/2019 6:24:33 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 205 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/10/2019 | Erica Werner
    "The agreement reached tonight would include: -$1.375b for border barriers (55 new miles of bollard fencing) -Dems drop call for new cap on ICE beds for detentions in interior -Overall cap on detention beds drops from 49,057 to 40,520 Per congressional official."
  • Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

    02/11/2019 7:59:06 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 79 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 11 Feb 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. "Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico. Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border. The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention...
  • Does the Budget Deal Bother You?

    02/09/2018 1:42:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The budget deal. It’s a big deal. It’s a two-year budget deal. We talked about this yesterday. And remember, I had an idea. You know, there’s a lot of people wondering about (laughing), “What is going on?” All of this spending, combined with the tax cuts, deficits as far as the eye can see — and it doesn’t seem like it’s very Republican. It doesn’t seem like it’s very conservative. And they indeed they shut down the government for a couple hours and they got it reopen last night when the deal was agreed to. Trump signed it early...
  • What fueled the budget deal? Cold, hard cash

    02/09/2018 7:03:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 9, 2018 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Just add cash. That was the ingredient Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill needed to strike and pass a long-term budget deal after months of bitter fighting across and within party lines about how to spend funds that had been limited by budget caps. An $89 billion injection "changes a lot of votes," explained North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of Republicans' arch-conservative Freedom Caucus and an opponent of the bill, hours before it passed. And that figure, an important factor in securing the support of lawmakers from the Republican-heavy states of Texas and Florida, only...
  • Rand Paul holds up Senate budget vote with government shutdown only hours away

    02/08/2018 1:39:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/08/2018 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. Rand Paul was blocking the Senate's move to quickly pass its massive budget deal Thursday with only hours until government funding lapses. For the Senate to hold a vote on the spending package Thursday, all senators must agree. The Kentucky Republican held out as he sought a vote on an amendment to maintain budget caps. "All Senator Rand Paul is asking for is a 15-minute vote on his amendment to restore the budget caps. He is ready to proceed at any time," Paul spokesman Sergio Gor said in a statement. As Paul railed against lifting spending caps, the nonpartisan...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...
  • §684. Proposed deferrals of budget authority (Presidential Authority)

    02/07/2018 12:33:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 2 replies
    (a) Transmittal of special message Whenever the President, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the head of any department or agency of the United States, or any officer or employee of the United States proposes to defer any budget authority provided for a specific purpose or project, the President shall transmit to the House of (1) the amount of the budget authority proposed to be deferred; (2) any account, department, or establishment of the Government to which such budget authority is available for obligation, and the specific projects or governmental functions involved; (3) the period of time...
  • Senate leaders agree to two-year budget deal

    02/07/2018 11:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced a deal with Senate Democrats to fund the government and set spending levels for defense and nondefense programs over the next two years. The legislation would avert a government shutdown on Friday, when federal funding is due to expire, and boost defense and nondefense programs. It also lifts the debt ceiling to March 2019, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hailed as a decision that would move Congress away from "crisis-to-crisis budgeting." The deal is backed by McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and will almost certainly be...
  • Senate reaches deal that raises budget caps

    02/07/2018 10:58:33 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 32 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/7/18 | Stef W Knight
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon that a deal had been reached to fund the government for 2 years, which includes raising military spending but excludes a DACA provision. Why it matters: The budget lifts sequestration caps, increasing discretionary spending by $300 billion over two years. The deal extends CHIP for 10 years instead of two and includes disaster relief and opioid response funding.
  • Senate leaders reach agreement on two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in....

    02/07/2018 10:04:51 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/2018 | Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis
    BREAKING: Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in federal spending. The bipartisan accord would lift statutory budget limits by more than $200 billion, provide tens of billions of dollars in disaster relief funding. Senate leaders unveiled the deal Wednesday after months of negotiations -- and after Senate Democrats agreed to set aside immigration policy demands. The plan still faces head winds -- particularly in the House, where conservative Republicans are balking at the increased spending and liberal Democrats want further assurances on immigration. The announcement came as Congress faces yet another...
  • Senate leaders see two-year budget deal within their grasp [No more spending caps]

    02/07/2018 7:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2018 | Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner
    Top Senate leaders were working Tuesday to finalize a sweeping long-term budget deal that would include a defense spending boost President Trump has long demanded alongside an increase in domestic programs championed by Democrats. As negotiations for the long-term deal continued, the House passed a short-term measure that would fund the government past a midnight Thursday deadline and avert a second partial shutdown in less than a month.
  • Let's Limit Spending: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is not the key to our Big Government problems.

    02/06/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/06/2018 | Walter Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 — our gross domestic product — totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...
  • Congress Is Deadlocked on 2018 Budget, Immigration Reform Has Stalled,

    02/02/2018 6:52:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 2, 2018 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The threat of yet another government shutdown looms in about eight days amid speculation that next year’s budget deficit could speed past $1 trillion. Despite a fast-approaching Feb. 8 deadline, Congress appeared no closer to passing a budget, after it approved a stop-gap bill last month, giving lawmakers more time to reach agreement on a variety of divisive issues, including immigration. A growing number of lawmakers in both parties were complaining about out-of-control figures in both domestic and defense spending. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee called the large increase in military spending “grotesque,” while Rep. Mark...
  • Get Ready for a Congressional Budget Blowout

    01/23/2018 5:33:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 23, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    No one is paying much attention, but Congress is preparing a two-year budget that would blow past bipartisan spending caps to the tune of $216 billion through 2019. That might be a best-case scenario. The budget watchers at FreedomWorks estimate that when hurricane disaster relief, funding for the border wall, added Obamacare money for the bankrupt insurance markets, and other last-minute spending "emergencies" are thrown in the mix, the two-year spending blitz could exceed $300 billion. President Donald Trump had better get his veto pen handy. All of this is happening because Republicans have fallen into the Democrats' fiscal trap....
  • Senate breaks budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen

    01/22/2018 10:18:02 AM PST · by Hadean · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | Jan. 22, 2018
    The Senate broke its budget impasse Monday as Democrats joined Republicans in voting to end debate on a short-term spending bill that would reopen the government and provide funding through Feb. 8. The upper chamber was expected to quickly approve the bill, and House members were told to await a possible vote Monday afternoon, raising the possibility that the shutdown would end after just three days. "We will vote today to reopen the government," Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a speech on the Senate floor. The vote was 81-18 to move ahead on the spending bill.

    05/03/2017 8:07:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    BIG HOLLYWOOD (BREITBART) ^ | May 3, 2017 | Charles Hurt
    This is why America hates Hollywood. Late night “funny” man Jimmy Kimmel delivered a heart-wrenching monologue Monday night that every mother and every father could relate to. In the emotion-drunk moments last month after the birth of their son — still in the hospital room surrounded by nurses and euphoric family — he and his wife watched their boy turn blue and got the terrifying news that something was wrong with his heart. Or lungs. Or both. Mr. Kimmel called it the “longest three hours of my life” as more nurses and doctors and machines crowded into the room and...
  • 10 Things The GOP Will Pass In Pork-Filled Budget Deal

    05/03/2017 7:40:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 3, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Congratulations! The GOP holds the House, the Senate, and the White House, and, in addition to not abiding by the Constitution and repealing all of the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” they are set to pass a budget that not only hands the Dems pretty much everything they want, it also funds so many obviously crazy things that it would be virtually impossible to defend. Take a deep breath, and let’s dive into the swamp! The GOP budget does not cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which comprises 40% of that organization’s income. Rather than mention that there’s nothing in the Constitution that...
  • Sen. Cruz: Republican Leadership's Budget Deal Gives President Obama a Blank Check

    10/30/2015 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies ^ | October 30, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: The Budget Deal Is a Corrupt Betrayal of the American People (video) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upon the Republican leadership’s passage of the Obama-Boehner Budget Deal, a backroom agreement to grow our nation’s debt and bust responsible budget caps, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after voting against this reckless bill:“Pay no attention to another roughly $80 billion in debt. Pay no attention to the fact that it is the Republican-controlled Congress giving an unlimited credit card to Barack Obama, scheduling votes at 1 o’clock in the morning, and hoping that no one notices.“How is it...
  • Senator Cruz on Budget Deal (1.5+ hr video)

    10/30/2015 1:46:08 PM PDT · by posterchild · 12 replies
    c-span ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about his opposition to the budget and debt ceiling agreement. He was critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), President Obama, and Senate Democrats over the deal.
  • Cruz: Budget deal the 'cartel in all of its glory'

    10/30/2015 1:11:18 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday evening slammed a two-year budget agreement hours before an expected vote, suggesting it was the "cartel in all of its glory." "It is difficult to find a better illustration of the Washington cartel than the charade we are engaged in this evening," he said, speaking from the Senate floor for more than an hour. "This represents the cartel in all of its glory." He added that the two-year budget deal - which also increases the debt ceiling - is both "shockingly bad" on policy but also "a manifestation of the bipartisan corruption that suffuses...