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2151, 24 Jul 19

GOP Agrees to Massive Spending Increase


Anger among conservative lawmakers boiled over Tuesday in the wake of a budget deal that will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt, posing a challenge for GOP leaders.

The package is expected to pass Congress now that President Trump has blessed the agreement, but GOP leaders are being tested as they try to count votes amid conservative unrest about the spending agreement’s $320 billion price tag.

“There are always Republicans who are going to say, ‘We think it might spend more here than we would have liked,’ but this is a divided government,” said Sen. John Thune(S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican. “It probably won’t get all of our members, but I think it will get a lot of them.”

Don’t blame this BS on divided government. They agree to more spending even when government isn’t divided.



2151, 24 July 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Trump deserved criticism on this.

    But still better than recklessness of Obama.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    “But still better than recklessness of Obama.”

    How so?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    His deficits were worse.

    And Obama did nothing to curb his spending appetite.

    We have to admit 70 % of budget is caused by unsustainable Democrat programs that Democrats,refuse to reform un any way.

    The problem is liberal evil…making future generations pay for their selfish program greed.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    From the CBO:

    2009  $1413 billion   (last bush budget)

    2015   $438 billion

    2019   $1091  (est)

    2020  $1101 billion  (est)

    If you would like we can go back to the Clinton years when there was a surplus.  The problem really is denial, …. of facts.

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