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2257, 16 Dec 19

Meanwhile, In Congress

While everyone is following the bouncing impeachment ball, the parties have colluded to spend another generation’s wealth on mostly shit we don’t need.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders on Monday unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that’s carrying an unusually large load of unrelated provisions catching a ride on the last train out of Congress this year.

A House vote is slated for Tuesday on the sprawling package, some 2,313 pages long, as lawmakers wrap up reams of unfinished work — and vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.

The legislation would forestall a government shutdown this weekend and give Trump steady funding for his U.S.-Mexico border fence. The year-end package is anchored by a $1.4 trillion spending measure that caps a difficult, months-long battle over spending priorities.

The mammoth measure takes a split-the-differences approach that’s a product of divided power in Washington, offering lawmakers of all stripes plenty to vote for — and against. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was a driving force, along with administration pragmatists such as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who negotiated the summertime budget deal that it implements.


2257, 16 December 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    The Senate needs to bring some sanity to the process.

    This is Democrats fault for their impeachment Red Herring….which is what liberals revel in.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    “This is Democrats fault”

    Why?  Or can’t R’s multi-task?  And since Mnuchin is a R where is your scorn for him?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    You are so dishonest…you act like Democrats, ever, restrain spending.

    And I do have scorn for Republicans helping liberals spend so much. Everyone’s attention is consumed by this idiotic impeachment, thanks to idiot liberals.

  4. dad29

    The Senate needs to bring some sanity to the process.

    That will NEVER happen, Kev.

    You also recall the “budget guy” Ryan spending money like it was water because Obama, right?

    Purchasing re-election is the only business those turds have.  Remember that.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    What is,alternative?

    We cannot surrender the country to sewer of liberalism, that will blow deficit even worse with these drunken sailor spending Democrat candidates….

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    So you can’t answer ?  No surprise, you never do.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    I am saying liberalism is so embrasive of evil, so without conscience, so without any hope of maintaining an open and free society…they are never, ever, an option.

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    Do you know what these ??? mean?

    Now answer the questions.

  9. Mar

    Just curious, which legislative body is considered to have the purse strings of the budget?

  10. dad29

    House.  All spend and tax must originate there.

  11. Mar

    I was kind of being facetious. The GOP can only do as much as the Dems give them.
    Of course, GOP can fight, but most are big spenders and all impeachment all day, and they hope this not talked about.

  12. dad29

    Yah, well, Trump’s a Big Spender, so he’s not any help.

    Kevin is right; there will be a price-paid for this insanity.

  13. jjf

    Purchasing re-election, you say?  Did you make your contribution to the Party to show your loyal support for what they were doing?  And then voted for all the candidates they said you should support?

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