Republicans' 1st Budget Under Trump Blocks Funding The Wall, Funds Planned ParenthoodChris Menahan
May. 01, 2017
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The Republicans' first trillion-dollar spending package explicitly blocks any funds going towards the wall but continues funding Planned Parenthood.
This is all happening because the Republicans were too cowardly to play hardball and force the Democrats to shut the government down. Instead, they seemingly caved to the Democrats' every whim with the excuse being they're "punting" for harder negotiations at a later date and want to focus on replacing Obamacare. The problem with this logic is Trump's mandate is not going to get any stronger as time passes, which is probably what these swamp-creatures want.
From Washington Post:
A spending agreement was reached last night that will keep the government funded through the end of September. This will be the first significant bipartisan measure passed by Congress since Donald Trump took office.Gary Cohn, aka "Globalist Gary," aka President Cohn, the Democrat Goldman Sachs banker brought in by Democrat Jared Kushner is now speaking for the Trump administration.
While the Washington Post is spinning this as Trump's failure, all the evidence points to Trump having been overthrown by the deep state around the time of the Syria strikes.
-- Now that the language has posted, here are the eight most notable areas Trump caved in his first big spending negotiation:The cowardly Republican establishment is literally taking orders from the Democrats. This is why we need a total purge.
2. Non-defense domestic spending will go up, despite the Trump team's insistence he wouldn't let that happen. The president called for $18 billion in cuts. Instead, he's going to sign a budget with lots of sweeteners that grow the size of government. Mitch McConnell made sure $4.6 billion got put aside to permanently extend health benefits to 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners and their families. Nancy Pelosi made sure $295 million was included to shore up Medicaid in Puerto Rico. Chuck Schumer got $61 million to reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the cost of protecting Trump when he travels to his residences in Florida and New York. There is also another $2 billion in disaster relief money for states, which bought a couple votes. (Kelsey Snell, our lead budget reporter, has more examples.)Why the hell are we giving almost $300 million to fund Medicaid in Puerto Rico?
3. Barack Obama's cancer moonshot is generously funded. The administration asked to slash spending at the National Institutes of Health by $1.2 billion for the rest of this fiscal year. Instead, the NIH will get a $2 billion boost -- on top of the huge increase it got last year. Republican appropriators who care about biomedical research, including Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), delivered.The Republican screw-job is continuing. I wonder what percentage of this is pure cowardice versus Senators and congressmen being compromised and blackmailed?
We elected a billionaire outsider who owed nothing to anyone to bring in real change and "drain the swamp," instead we're getting more of the same and the deep state managed to neutralize him after around 80 days in office.
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