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  • Spy budgets soared in Trump's first year

    10/30/2018 1:52:17 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 30, 2018
    Congress secretly boosted U.S. spy agency funding last year, pushing intelligence budgets to their highest publicly known level and raising questions about the reason for the surge. Non-military spy agency budgets soared nearly 9 percent to $59.4 billion in fiscal 2018, and military intelligence funding grew more than 20 percent to $22.1 billion. Overall intelligence spending increased more than 10 percent to $81.5 billion, according to the figures released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department, a month after the fiscal year ended.
  • Trump says each Cabinet secretary should slash 5% of their budgets after he pledges to cut spending

    10/17/2018 10:14:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    "We're going to be asking for a 5 percent cut from every secretary today," Trump told reporters at the White House in advance of a meeting with those secretaries. The proposal comes days after the Trump administration announced a $779 billion budget deficit for fiscal year 2018 — a six-year high and a 17 percent jump from the prior period. "He's asking them to cut the fraud, the waste, the abuse," White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox Business News. "Cut the fat, not the essentials." Trump had said in an earlier interview on the network that "We're...
  • Trump may choose to shut down the government this weekend over his border wall demands

    09/26/2018 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cba123 · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 41 Mins Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    President Trump could decide to veto a spending bill and allow parts of the government to shut down. -- President Donald Trump could decide to shut down parts of the government in the coming days as he pushes for money to build his proposed border wall. (please see link for full article)
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • The White House Announces Its Rescission Package

    05/08/2018 12:04:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies ^ | 5/8/2018 | white house
    Washington has a spending problem. The national debt is now more than $21 trillion and the deficit could reach $1 trillion next year. Through his two budget requests to Congress, President Trump has proposed trillions of dollars in common-sense spending cuts. He has sought to eliminate outdated and ineffective programs across the federal government, ending the debt spiral. Among the fiscal tools at Mr. Trump’s disposal is Title X of the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. That law gives the president authority to propose rescinding specific funding previously approved by Congress. Because such “rescissions” require Congress to pass...
  • Trump, the Omnibus, and the Art of the Real

    03/26/2018 8:03:29 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 70 replies
    No, Trump hasn’t betrayed his supporters. Conservatives from sea to shining sea are screaming “betrayal” because the GOP passed and the President signed the massive omnibus spending bill. The poster child for this hysterical overreaction is Ann Coulter, who furiously tweeted that it would get Trump impeached and cause the Republicans to get wiped out in the upcoming midterms. Coulter hasn’t sounded this crazy since 2012, when she endorsed Mitt Romney for President. It is, of course, true that the bill is deeply flawed. To understand why it passed and why Trump signed it, conservatives should refer to this excerpt...
  • Trump Shows He Is Shrewd, Cunning, & Crazy Like A Fox

    03/26/2018 8:15:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 92 replies
    My Head | 3/26/18 | OV
    Trump is smarter than many realize, or want to admit. He may have actually won by signing the bill many of us hate. Follow me. To begin with, you need to understand that the bill President Trump signed, was NOT a Budget. It was an Omnibus Spending bill. The President is directed by the Constitution to adhere to a Budget that Congress approves. A ‘spending bill’ is not the same as the Federal Budget. This bill is just a another Continuing Resolution to keep the government functioning, but this time for 6 Months. As such, he is not bound...
  • Trump: As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/26/2018 10:32:34 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    Trump: "As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. I say to Congress: I will NEVER sign another bill like this again. To prevent this omnibus situation from ever happening again, I'm calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for all govt spending bills!"
  • I Refuse to Lose My Mind Over the Omnibus Fiasco, and So Should You

    03/25/2018 9:08:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 199 replies ^ | March 26, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Remember the Kobayashi Maru scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? Sometimes, you end up with no good options. Donald Trump just had that happen to him with the omnibus abomination, though don’t be fooled by the passive voice – he deserves some blame for letting it come to this. The absolutely essential military spending was wrapped in a fat suit of glistening, rancid pork, and the congressional rats had already abandoned ship and fled out of town when it was dumped on his desk. So he had a stark choice. Trump could sign it, and enrage his...
  • Pollak: Conservative Hysteria over Omnibus Is Wrong and Self-Defeating

    03/25/2018 10:32:42 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 110 replies ^ | March 26, 2018
    The fact that the 2,232-page bill was jammed down legislators’ throats with literally no time to read it shows how little has changed in Washington even after the Tea Party. But the omnibus is not a disaster. In fact, Republicans scored many important wins. One is the fact that the bill provides massive new spending for defense — “the largest year-to-year increase in base funding for the Department of Defense in 15 years,” according to the bill’s authors. That funding was badly needed — and will not easily be reversed. summarizes the highlights: The Navy gets 14 new ships,...
  • McConnell's Embarrassment: Democrats, Not Republicans, Passed Omnibus Bill

    03/25/2018 9:13:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 135 replies
    newsmax ^ | March 24, 2018 | By John Gizzi
    "All you need to know why this was a bad bill is to look at the roll call," a long-time Republican lobbyist emailed me Saturday, referring to the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending law. Of course, he's right. President Donald Trump reluctantly signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill Friday, but a careful review of the crucial Senate vote shows it was Democratic members, not Republicans, that actually passed the bill. In another major embarrassment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his own Republican caucus opposed the very bill he negotiated. The omnibus bill passed the Senate by a vote of 65...
  • Trump Dropped Some Twitter Bombs Sunday Morning

    03/25/2018 5:45:16 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 67 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) While so many Trump supporters have spent the last couple of days tossing tantrums about the President’s decision to sign the horrible Omnibus spending bill, some good things have been happening without getting much notice from the fake news media. Tired of all this Winning yet? – Just a few days after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I wrote a piece that laid much of the blame at the feet of an insane Obama-era policy that rewarded school administrators and law enforcement officials for refusing to enforce the law against...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 March 2018

    03/25/2018 4:46:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 236 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 March 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 25th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; March for Our Lives organizer Cameron Kasky; Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr; second lady Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Corey Lewandowksi, former presidential campaign manager for Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Warner; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch and Kyle Kashuv.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mark Kelly, co-founder of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence; Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of...
  • Trump tweet: military is going to build the wall!

    03/25/2018 4:47:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 177 replies
    Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
  • Did Trump Just Hint at Building the Border Wall Using the Military?

    03/24/2018 3:26:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 296 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 03/24/2018 | Ivan Pentchoukov
    President Donald Trump briefly threatened to veto a giant spending bill on Friday and then reluctantly signed it to keep the military funded. The lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico is likely one of the president’s biggest frustrations. Trump mentioned the wall when he threatened to veto the bill. The $1.3 trillion budget includes just $1.6 billion for wall construction along the southern border, far short of the $25 billion needed to accomplish Trump’s signature campaign promise. To make matters worse, the spending bill specifically prohibits Trump from building the kind of wall he wants. The president...
  • With Omnibus Bill, Donald Trump Signs Taylor Force Act to Defund Palestinian Terror

    03/24/2018 7:08:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Trump signed the Taylor Force Act on Friday, which was attached to the omnibus spending bill and passed into law along with the rest of the legislation. Trump has been excoriated by conservatives for signing the omnibus, a bloated package that gave Democrats almost everything they wanted except amnesty for illegal aliens. But the passage of the Taylor Force Act is a milestone in foreign policy.. The Taylor Force Act will end U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as long as it pays stipends to Palestinian terrorists — either those in Israeli prisons, or the families of those...
  • Ann Coulter Congratulates ‘President Schumer’ on Spending Bill, Tells Trump ‘You’ll Be Impeached’

    03/24/2018 7:26:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 158 replies
    breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter congratulated Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after President Trump signed off on the Republicans’ omnibus spending bill that does not include a single provision from his 70-point list of pro-American immigration reforms. In a series of online posts, Coulter told Trump he will “be impeached” after signing the spending bill ahead of the 2018 midterm elections where Republican voters are increasingly disappointed with anti-border wall, pro-immigration party leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coulter wrote: CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT SCHUMER! Ann Coulter MASSIVE DEFENSE...
  • Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter

    03/23/2018 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Innovative · 521 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Wagner and Mike DeBonis
    Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he had signed the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday and averted a government shutdown. In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and does not fully fund his border wall. But speaking to reporters at the White House about four hours later, Trump said he had decided to sign the bill despite his reservations, arguing that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including...
  • Ryan & McConnell Worked With Pelosi & Schumer To Fracture POTUS Trump’s Support With Omnibus Bill

    03/24/2018 6:56:54 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | March 23, 2018
    President Trump signed the 1.2 trillion dollar Omnibus bill today with open frustration over both the process and the product of that bill. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer heaped praise on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their help in what Pelosi called a great bill for the American worker. What wasn’t said was how the Republican and Democrat leadership worked together to force POTUS Trump’s hand and create a voter backlash they hope will fracture Mr. Trump’s base of support among millions of Americans. image: “How could he sign this...
  • NO FUNDING FOR Planned Parenthood. And we WILL get the wall.

    03/24/2018 11:29:51 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 148 replies
    All Aboard the Omnibus, Isaac Green ^ | 3/25/18 | American Dream 246
    Please forgive my english .. I am one who was disgusted yesterday with that omnibus bill but according to Isaac Green, who DID read the bill, a lot of good news in there. He gives details and parts of the bill that says that here is NO funding for ABORTION - NO ABORTION can be financed by government money!!! Also here is 80 Billions for the army engineers that is funded so it can be used to build the wall. And so much more. Please listen to this video. Everything Isaac Green says is highighted on the right side of...