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To: COUNTrecount

How is this a victory?

Spending is out of control in Congress, and not only has Trump not managed to reign it in - when many were counting on him to impose some sort of financial discipline, or at least change the prevailing mentality - but now, there’s a “new acceptance” of high spending again, just what the country DOESN’T need.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 6:58:11 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

It is.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 7:02:27 AM PST by j.argese (/s tags: If you have a mind unnecessary. If you're a cretin it really doesn't matter, does it?)
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To: canuck_conservative

The Tax bill could bring much investment back to the US, which (assuming it increases the GDP) mitigate the gravity of higher deficits. ie, If I make 100K, but owe 500K, not good. But if I make 1 million, and I owe 500k, not so bad.


6 posted on 02/09/2018 7:06:16 AM PST by 11th_VA (People who deny reality often do not live to regret it.)
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To: canuck_conservative

One step forward with tax reform; three steps backward with this spending bill.

When The Wall comes up for dicussion, it will be “ooops, no money left”. Idiots all.


9 posted on 02/09/2018 7:12:49 AM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: canuck_conservative

It’s a loser to cut budgets. Every time it is tried the communists take control of DC.

The people simply don’t give a sh*t about the national debt. They say they do but then demand spending.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 7:15:45 AM PST by CodeToad (CWII is coming. Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: canuck_conservative

Trump never promised any fiscal discipline. He’d be perfectly fine with a Federal budget triple its current size, as long as it was all spent on Americans.


17 posted on 02/09/2018 7:21:35 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Go ahead, bite the Big Apple ... don't mind the maggots.")
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To: canuck_conservative

It’s only until March 23


59 posted on 02/09/2018 8:35:14 AM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: canuck_conservative

“Spending is out of control in Congress, and not only has Trump not managed to reign it in - when many were counting on him to impose some sort of financial discipline, or at least change the prevailing mentality - but now, there’s a “new acceptance” of high spending again, just what the country DOESN’T need.”

Trump never ran as a deficit hawk. I don’t know why you expected he would be one.

Trump believes in “growing the economy” method of balancing the budget.

Some people, (the same people) are all or nothing when it comes to the deficit and immigration.

“Kick ‘em ALL out!!!” “Cut ALL spending!!!”.

It’s not REALITY. You make the best deal you can (for now). Maybe circumstances will improve in the near future, maybe they will get WORSE and the current deal may look GREAT in retrospect.

Trump is a master deal maker. He knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em, when to raise and when to bluff.

You can only bake what you have the ingredients for, there is no “pie in the sky”.

Trump is doing just FINE so far. (WAAAAAYYYYY better than fine), give him a chance. This is ONLY the FIRST year.

Myself, I will reassess after FOUR (4) years. I am VERY optimistic.


70 posted on 02/09/2018 9:03:45 AM PST by faucetman (Ju"st the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: canuck_conservative; Opinionated Blowhard; j.argese; Gasshog; 11th_VA; C210N; Chauncey; Gardiner; ..

Two steps forward, one step back.

Dang, man, in the Revolutionary War it was a whole bunch of steps back before we took any steps forward.

Trump is only a step.

WE must keep our eyes on the prize even if others do not. ULTIMATE MAGA: RESTORING OUR FREE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.

Many steps forward to go.


87 posted on 02/09/2018 9:59:32 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: canuck_conservative

This was not a victory. It was a McConnell sell out:

See:

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3630955/posts

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“Mcconnell makes deal not to kill Obamacare with the Dems.”

McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
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135 posted on 02/10/2018 2:47:55 AM PST by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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