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The Budget-Busting $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill That Was Just Passed By Congress Is A Betrayal Of The American People

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By Michael Snyder

I don’t know if I even have the words to express how disgusted I am with the omnibus spending bill that was just rushed through Congress. Members of the House of Representatives were given less than 24 hours to read this 2,232 page monstrosity of a bill before they were expected to vote on it, and so obviously nobody was able to read the entire thing before the vote was held. This is the kind of thing that Democrats were greatly criticized for in the past, but now it is Republicans that are doing it. The Republican Party is supposed to stand for limited government, and this is yet another example that shows how badly broken the system in Washington has become.

I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and I want to make it exceedingly clear that I would have voted against this bill. In addition to fully funding Planned Parenthood, this bill also funds a whole host of other liberal priorities. But other than an increase in military spending, conservative priorities are almost entirely ignored by this bill.

Over the past decade, we have been adding more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt, and this omnibus spending bill dramatically increases government spending at a time when we should be desperately trying to get our financial house in order.

On Twitter, Rand Paul documented just a few of the examples of the tremendous waste in this bill…

o $12m for Scholarships for Lebanon
o $20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program
o $12m in military funding for Vietnam
o $3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos
o $15m in Developmental assistance to China
o $10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan
o $1m for the World Meteorological Organization
o $218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe
o $10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students
o $1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations
o $51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
o $7m promoting International Conservation
o $10m for UN Environmental Programs
o $5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants
o $2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe
o $15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities
o $1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force
o $6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
o $20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda
o $12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure

After it passed, Democratic leaders were jubilant. The following comes from the American Mirror

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her esteemed counterpart in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are declaring the spending bill rushed through by Republicans this week as “a victory.”

 

“The distinguished leader has clearly put forth many of the priorities that we’re very proud of in a bill that’s one yard high,” Pelosi said of House Speaker Paul Ryan at a joint press conference with Schumer on Thursday.

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Senator Schumer also admitted that the Democrats got more accomplished in this bill than they did during any of the spending bills when Barack Obama was in the White House, and Nancy Pelosi added that Republican leadership rushed this legislation through so quickly because “they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in the bill.”

What we have in Washington D.C. today doesn’t look anything like what our founders originally intended. It is time to take our government back, and we need fresh leadership in Washington.

I am not going to Washington to be a cog in the system. Rather, I am going to Washington to drain the swamp and to turn the current corrupt system completely upside down. If you would like to learn more about what we are trying to do, please visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.

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Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District. If you would like to help him win on May 15th, you can donate online, by Paypal or by sending a check made out to “Michael Snyder for Congress” to P.O. Box 1136 – Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. To learn more, please visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.

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About Michael Snyder

Almost everyone will find something in my articles that will deeply upset them. That is okay. I am a truthseeker. I just call it like I see it. If you disagree with me on some issues I will not be offended. I hope that you will not be offended if I disagree with you on some issues.One of the things that you should know about me is that I put a very high priority on love. Even though I write about a lot of heavy issues, hopefully I am doing it with a loving heart. If we want to make it through the times that are coming we have got to start learning how to love one another.The world is becoming a very cold, cruel place. It sure could use a lot more love.Another thing that you should know about me is that I am a Christian. And I am one of those Christians that actually believes the Bible, and there are a lot of people out there that don’t like people like that.I believe that God loves us very much and that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to this earth to die on the cross for our sins.

2 comments

  1. I was on Twitter last night reading comment after comment on Trump’s signing this thing. I see a LOT of angry people who feel he betrayed us and many have said they will NOT vote for him next time around. I HOPE these people will get over their anger and do the right thing when it comes time to reelect him, but he has really taken a hit over this from supporters. I’m obviously NOT happy about it either but what or who is the alternative? He has still done many good things and I believe he is still better than anything the Dems can put in office. After reading what I did last night however, I am very uneasy.

    • Here is what all these people are missing:
      1. Every Republican president signs the spending bill sent to them.
      2. Congress is to blame for this fiasco much more so then Trump. The REPUBLICANS rushed it through so fast no one had time to read it.
      3. If spending bills were done separately like they are supposed to be, this would not happen to begin with.
      4. Republicans control the House, why did they allow so much pork to be stuffed into the bill?
      5. Why is there SO much stupid spending? Millions and millions of dollars wasted on shear idiocy.

      Shame on the Republicans for doing such an extremely poor job on this!

      Anyone who decides to vote Democratic in 2020 is a fool! Just because Trump and some others did not deliver what we all wanted, why would anyone deliver a huge reward to the very idiots (the Democrats) who want to spend even MORE money to turn this country upside down even more so than it is now? Democrats are socialists, wake up people!

      Then there is the fact that because Trump signed a bad bill – everyone suddenly forgets all the GOOD Trump has done. Trump has accomplished more and kept more promises then any other president!

      But hey, lets flush all that down the toilet and elect Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms, and a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election – because we will show those Republicans a thing or two – so what if it costs the American people more rights, and permanently screws up this country beyond repair right?

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