Elder Patriot – Don’t you think it odd that most of the self-proclaimed “deficit hawks” who were adamantly opposed to President Trump’s tax cuts yesterday signed on to increasing spending by 14%.
There’s only one way to square those two positions. Those who have taken up both positions have only one purpose in common; defy the president even if it means running the risk of being labeled a hypocrite.
This morning evidence the president suggested that he has walked the entire anti-Trump establishment into the same trap that he walked Schumer, Pelosi and the Dems into over immigration reform.
After the White House initially signaled that the president would sign anything they sent him to keep the government open, Trump spoke for himself this morning.
What reason would the president have to sign it? It’s clearly an attempt to neuter his presidency and separate him from his base while heavily funding progressive initiatives that will be used to oppose his every move.
The bill increases funding to sanctuary cities, the population centers from which the Left has launched its civil war against Trump.
Jim Jordan was livid with who the spending was targeted for:
“It’s 2,200 pages that funds sanctuary cities, funds Planned Parenthood, restricts Second Amendment liberties, and grows the government at a $1.3 trillion price tag … which will lead to a trillion-dollar deficit.
“This may be the worst bill I have seen in my time in Congress, the worst bill our leadership’s ever allowed to come to the floor.
“It can’t get any worse than this bill. We should stop. We should go back to the drawing board. If we have to do a short-term funding bill, do that. But go back and do something consistent with what the voters elected us to do.”
This bill is so bad that it may be Trump’s best opportunity to show the American people how Democrats and establishment Republicans – led by Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer – ignore their wants and needs in favor of protecting their globalist masters.
Mr. President, veto this bill and expose Ryan and McConnell by releasing everything that’s in it that shows what they tried shoving down your supporters throats.