Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
On Friday, President Trump will be presented with a never-read budget bill. As of 9:00pm DC time today, it is not even finished being written. This is Wednesday. Thursday, many of those in Congress will be flying to funerals. Dems will be going to John Dingell's and Republicans will be going to North Carolina for Walter Jones' funeral. Dingell served in Congress for 59 years. Doesn't that just smack of the need for term limits? He retired in 2015 and was 89 when re retired.
Jones served for nearly 25 years and his father had the seat before him. By all accounts, Jones was a true patriot despite having been elected originally as a democrat but we question why dynasties crop up so often in Congress.
So here we are, two days from shutdown again, both parties are leaving town for one of those days. When, exactly, do they plan to read the bill? Or are they just going to pull an Obama and vote on it to know what is in it? Democrats orchestrated this timing by refusing to meet on the budget in the past couple of weeks, waiting until today to meet up with the Republicans. They need Republican votes to get this through and we have no doubt that Republicans will gladly vote for it. Word is they are scared their voters will vote them out in 2020 if they allow another shutdown. Call us crazy, but we think they will be much more annoyed if they put a piece of trash bill in motion.
Earlier this week, it was reported that President Trump would sign the bill. Today, not so much. He knows he's being backed into a corner. Remember those famous words from last year, “Don't ever put a bill like this in front of me.” Or words to that effect. Now it's nut cutting time. What will the President do? He can veto the bill and the gov will shutdown, not that most of the country even noticed. He can sign the bill and risk the wrath of his base. Or, he can sign the bill and immediately call for a state of emergency to fund the entire wall. Or he can veto the bill, leave the gov open by immediately calling for a national emergency.
Friday looms. This is a “garbage bill” according to Congressman Sean Duffy, Wisconsin. The dems and GOP are desperately trying to box Trump into signing. McConnell teamed up with his evil twin, Schumer, to say it's a wonderful compromise bill and Trump should sign it. Trump always has a plan B.
Larry, You said "Next thing we'll hear is both Parties working to replace President Trump in the 2020 election." The only thing that stands in the "dem R's" way to be upfront with dump Trump is we Trumpsters have his back.
Patricia you rock as well as Myrna!
Nan and so do you!
When the voters send Evil people to represent them they get exactly that. Everyone always blames the other side so they can feel good about voting for their Career Politicians and when we get open doors to put in someone new like we did in AZ they make sure it doesn't happen and are aided by most who won't support true patriot candidates for mostly personal dislikes etc. or other Career Politicians appoint replacements, America is sinking into the SWAMP of Socialism brought to us by both Parties. God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
DACA amnesty in the bill? Americans for Legal Immigration says so... 9 Republicans behind the deal.
Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) (202) 225-5071
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TV) (202) 225-3271
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) (202) 225-5211
Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS) (202) 225-5772
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) (202) 224-5744
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) (202) 224-2551
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) (202) 224-6472
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) (202) 224-5721
Thanks Angie for this information. I will stay tuned.
2020 hit list! These people have got to go right along with ALL the Repub leadership. Read today that Schumer is funding a Dem to run against Mitch in KY.... tempting....
Several of the Freedom Caucus members today drafted a 1 week CR to give EVERYONE time to read the bill. The telling will be whether it will get to the floor, as an emergency, by Pelosi on Friday. Otherwise, Trump should not sign it.
Perfect reasoning, Joanne. Thanks for that update. I absolutely agree. I do wonder how many extensions the dems need before they get the idea: Wall!!!
I have an LOL moment each time I here time is needed to read the bill some 16k pages. Now I am thinking that a good portion of the bill contained same old language as a prior one so why not run a compare between the prior and current and spit out the difference for reading?
Here's a little info about this current "piece of garbage" bill: Chicago Tribune