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0953, 23 Mar 18

Trump Threatens to Veto Omnibus Spending Bill


(CNN)President Donald Trump threatened Friday to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress, citing concerns that the legislation does not include a solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or sufficient funding for a border wall.

“I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded,”
Trump is doing a huge favor to Congressional Republicans here by attempting to take the DACA issue away from the Democrats before November while also reinvigorating support for borer security. I don’t have any grand illusions that the final product won’t be as heavy with spending and pork as this bill, but that’s what happens when the Senate has stupid filibuster rules.

0953, 23 March 2018


  1. steveegg

    Let’s list the reasons why Trump won’t veto this bill:

    – It keeps Planned Barrenhood fully funded

    – It spends a metric buttload more money on everything than any previous discretionary spending bill, and thus it explodes the debt, something Trump loves doing.

    – Pelosi and Schumer can easily get another 2 Senators and 31 Representatives to override any veto (do note I didn’t say Ryan and McConnell because of the next reason).

    – This bill really is Trump’s BFF Schumer’s bill.

  2. steveegg

    Called it.

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