Monday, March 26, 2018

The Omnibus Bill

From The Conservative Review:
“Where’s Mitch McConnell?” LevinTV host Mark Levin asked on his radio program after President Trump signed Congress’ $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Friday. “Has anybody seen or heard from Mitch McConnell? I mean, he’s the guy behind the scenes. He’s the Svengali who put all this together. He’s the good-for-nothing, big-spending, deal-cutting, self-serving phony politician who put this all together behind closed doors and threatens his colleagues in the Senate should they dare to challenge him or question him.” Levin criticized McConnell, the rest of Congress, and the president for passing the omnibus and consigning future generations to bear the burden of massive, unsustainable, enslaving debt. (Read more.)
From Shastina Sandman:
 It’s not an official ‘Federal Budget’. It’s an Omnibus bill, not a Budget. Has Trump outsmarted them once again? Did Congress screw themselves by not passing a Budget? Per the Constitution, the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein. This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget. An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some ‘instructions’ as to how the money will be spent, but Obama ignored them. He spent the money or didn’t spend it, however, he wanted to. And Congress didn’t do a thing about it! Because they couldn’t.

I think our President observed how this happened, year after year. He is bound to realize that those ‘appropriations’ for different things in these Omnibus bills are mere ‘suggestions’. So like Obama, Pres Trump can spend this money on whatever he wants to. Or not spend it. Planned Parenthood? What if our President decided to tell the Treas Dept to ‘slow-walk’ that money to Planned Parenthood until the Senate gets off their ass and confirms his appointees? Sanctuary Cities? What if our President decided to ‘slow-walk’ that money too until those Sanctuary Cities assist ICE in rounding up criminal illegal aliens? What if the Democrats or the Mainstream Media speak out against the President? Well, the President could just say “What!? Congress should’ve passed a Budget.”

The President said “just give me money for the military and the wall and you can put anything else you want in it” and they did! In this case, as per above, he doesn’t have to spend a dime because it is not a budget and even if it was, as researched he could still spend as he pleases. Congress appropriates up to the President to spend it or not as he pleases. If anyone disagrees, I can go back and get the links and evidence, but if you just read yesterdays political thread from Wheatietoo and his team, you’ll see how this all breaks down.

Again, that is why Obama never had a Budget in his Presidency. Congress did continual Omnibus’s and he just took the money…for 8 years…and no one seems to know where it went….(Read more.)

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