Any hope that Republicans got the message voters sent last election about fiscal restraint was kicked out the door yesterday with the House passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill.
President Barack Obama is certainly smiling. His 8-year spending barrage pales in comparison to what the Republicans just unleashed on the American people. Anytime Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Communist-New York) is cheering that America’s “era of austerity” has “come to an end,” it is a bad day for America’s economic house:
“Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we have been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America,” Schumer said. “Infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. For nearly a decade, the middle class in this country has suffered from a needless and self-imposed austerity, limiting investment of all of the things that create good-paying jobs and improve the working conditions of Americans, improve the lives of Americans.”
“This spending bill, this spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades,” Schumer went on. “So again, that era of austerity which so hurt middle-class Americans is coming to an unceremonious end because this bill represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. For these reasons, I’m confident that this agreement will pass both houses of Congress, hopefully with comfortable margins, hopefully in a bipartisan way.”
Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said the bill “sucks.”
This is a Great-Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer in this country. No thought whatsoever to adding over a trillion dollars in debt.
It’s worse than that. The “Omnibus” spending bill is 2,232 pages of graft and corruption and gun control (fix-NICS, which tramples on the due process rights of gun owners) and who knows what else. The bill only came to light late Wednesday night, and no one could have read and comprehended it all by the time the vote was cast on Thursday.
And spending on things like “infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care” is money stolen from you, and it’s unconstitutional, not that that matters to anyone anymore.