Most Americans Don’t Know About President Obama’s UniParty Slush Fund…

New Word: “Trumpenstroke“. – The act of eliminating dictatorial fiat with the counter stroke of a President Trump pen. 

It is actually easier to write about the simplicity of eliminating almost all of President Obama’s accomplishments specifically because of the way Team Obama went about constructing them, dictatorial fiat.

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Obama’s executive action (amnesty) dream act, and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans), the overreaching executive action blocked by Judge Andrew Hanen and upheld by the Supreme Court, are only one Trump-pen-stroke from elimination.  The rest is simple enforcement.

trump-jeffersonLiterally, the only significant legislative action that needs congress to reverse it is ObamaCare, the rest of Obama’s fingerprints on history can be erased by President Trump quicker than Obama created them.

This reality is why the professional left are so apoplectic, and in large measure also why a defeated Obama is fully supportive of the current antagonistic protesting.  Fiats are eliminated faster than fiats are created.  It’s how our system works when the executive branch seeks to usurp the congressional branch.

However, there’s another more substantive area where little attention has been paid, because the UniParty co-facilitated it.  That area is the fiscal spending side of the DC.

The last federal budget was signed into law in September of 2007 by President George W Bush for fiscal year 2008.  Since then the entire mechanism of the federal government has been carried out by continuing resolutions, raises in the debt ceiling, and unfettered spending.

Absent of an actual federal budget, all spending falls under a process called base-line budgeting to determine allocation.  Federal distribution of the money within the continuing resolution, is essentially a year-over-year expenditure with a statutory increase based on inflation.  Essentially, whatever was spent in 2009 was respent in 2010 along with a little bit more.   What was spent in 2011 was a little more than ’10, and so forth.

Debt ceiling - failed stimulisIn February 2009  congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, commonly referred to as Obama’s stimulus plan.  The stimulus was just shy of one trillion ($986 billion +/-).

At the time of passage this single stimulus expenditure reflected a growth of approximately 20% in total federal spending.  The spending went directly into the deficit.

Approximately 30% of that “one time” trillion dollar stimulus was spent in 2009, the remaining 70% was spent in 2010.  (*note fiscal years run from October 1st to September 3oth annually).

However, absent a federal budget -and because of baseline budgeting- it became a repeated expenditure in each of the following fiscal years.

The $1 Trillion Stimulus was spent eight more times.

What most people don’t remember was what the money was spent on.

The shovel ready jobs program was a ruse, as Obama later admitted there were no “shovel ready” jobs created.  Instead the reality was the $1 trillion entered the various cabinet offices at the discretion of the President.

Obama Big Addicted SpenderInitially Obama gave a big chuck to the Dept of Education to use as a subsidy for economic drops in state education funds.  In essence Obama subsidized the teachers payrolls, and kept the teachers union happy.

Other notable large expenditures went into crony capitalistic endeavors with the Dept of Energy and EPA (Solyndra etc.), along with the State Dept.

The key point is the $1 trillion 2009 “stimulus” funds, became a tool for President Obama to use in whatever cabinet office need he saw.

So long as congress never passed an actual budget (and the traditional budget appropriations process kicked in), he would always have this massive amount of extra money to play with.  Obama, Pelosi and Reid ensured there was never going to be a budget.

As the economy somewhat gained footing (2012), for the last several years a lot of the money appears to have been spent on propping up ObamaCare and hiding the structural financial collapse.

If Obama didn’t have this extra $1 trillion at his disposal, ObamaCare would have already collapsed.  If you were wondering why ObamaCare didn’t collapse, well, there’s your answer.

This scheme worked brilliantly so long as Team Obama could kick-the-budget-can into successive years.  They did.

The various John Boehner continuing resolutions culminated in Paul Ryan’s December 2015 Omnibus bill, which again gave Obama his $1 trillion (stimulus) slush funds. You might remember they actually removed the debt ceiling on that final expenditure so they’d never have to go back to congress for approval or spending authority.

That 2015 Paul Ryan Omnibus spending bill extends until April 1st 2017, the date when the incoming President’s budget proposal (Fiscal Year 2018) is due by congressional statute.

When President Trump takes office on January 20th, 2017, he will have to present a budget proposal to congress by March 31st.  However, assuming congress goes through the budgetary process, that Trump budget proposal doesn’t kick into action until October 1st of 2017, the first day of 2018 fiscal year.

So congress is going to have to do something to fund government between April 1st and September 3oth, 2017 because the Ryan Omnibus ends and there’s no budget yet.

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Here’s where it gets interesting.

Remember: #1) Obama’s trillion stimulus was a +20% jump in federal spending which has continued year-over-year since 2009, #2) most of that money is now spent on propping up Obamacare via the insurance corridor reimbursement program.

[FACTOID – When everyone, mostly pundits who are GOPe types, were praising Senator Marco Rubio for a 2014 bill that blocked increases to the ObamaCare insurance corridors – we were the only ones laughing at their stupidity because we knew Obama had this reoccurring $986 billion to spend on whatever he wanted.]

That $1 trillion in annual expenditure is what initially kept government at full size when originally passed in ’09.  It then transmogrified into a slush fund two fiscal years later, and ever since about 2012 it’s been a way for Obama to fund his priority list – and the UniParty congress has done nothing about it; because, well, essentially, congress agrees with what it’s being spent on.

It’s a staggering amount of money, $986 billion.  If Trump/Ryan eliminate the worst aspects of ObamaCare they can save a massive amount of that expenditure.  However, beyond that – it shows you just how much money can –and hopefully will– be cut out of government by that elimination alone.

Think about how the leftist media narrative will be spun when President Donald Trump presents an executive budget calling for elimination of 20% of federal spending on year ONE.  However, all he really would be doing is NOT SPENDING Obama’s 2009 stimulus again.

But don’t expect Donald Trump to stop there.   It should be widely anticipated that Donald Trump will present a budget that will drop the jaws of the media beyond the elimination of a $986 billion slush fund.

….. and just think, media people are triggered by a $20 billion expenditure for a wall.

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Go Figure.

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503 Responses to Most Americans Don’t Know About President Obama’s UniParty Slush Fund…

  1. I posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:58:44 AM
    If I were Trump, I’d tell Obama that by the time I get done dismantling his 8 year mistake, no one will remember his presidency . . . . EVER!

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    • Bart Manson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ says:

      We need to remember. We need to make sure this never happens again.

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      • Doctor Fracas says:

        well a good start at it not happening again is to run off McConnell…Ryan..Graham…Pelosi…Pocahontas….Reid..Boxer…Feinstein….Schumer…Cummings…Rangel…Shelby…Here is a list of general traitors and you should keep in mind locally for gubment seats to vote against.

        Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk*
        Maine Sen. Susan Collins*
        Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse*
        South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (2016 presidential candidate)*
        Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell*
        Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo*
        Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker*
        Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen*
        Iowa Sen. David Johnson (formerly Republican, now an Independent)*
        Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan*
        Mich. Rep. Justin Amash*
        South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford*
        Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble*
        Illinois Rep. Bob Dold*
        Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state
        Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger*
        Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP nominee, former Massachusetts governor
        Former Fla. Sen. Mel Martinez
        Former Minn. Sen. Norm Coleman
        Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul
        Eliot Cohen, counselor of the Department of State during President George W. Bush’s administration
        Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, 2016 Republican presidential candidate
        Former Okla. Rep. J.C. Watts
        Former Penn. Gov. Tom Ridge
        Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense for George W. Bush
        Former Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Edwards
        Rudy Fernandez, former special assistant to George W. Bush
        Former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis
        Ken Mehlman, former Republican National Committee chairman
        Patrick Ruffini, Republican strategist and early #NeverTrump adopter
        Tim Miller, former spokesman for Jeb Bush, adviser to Our Principles, an anti-Trump super PAC
        Peter Wehner, GOP strategist
        Liz Mair, GOP strategist
        Rick Wilson, Republican operative
        Stuart Stevens, top strategist, Romney 2012
        Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney communications director
        Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
        Erick Erickson, conservative commentator, former editor of RedState, founder of The Resurgent
        Steve Deace, conservative commentator and radio talk show host
        Brian Bartlett, GOP communications strategist
        Jay Caruso, contributing editor at RedState
        Linda Chavez, conservative columnist
        Mindy Finn, GOP media strategist, independent VP candidate
        Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet
        Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard
        Glenn Beck, host of The Glenn Beck Program and founder of TheBlaze
        Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome Again super PAC
        George Will, Washington Post columnist and Fox News commentator
        Bruce Carroll, creator of GayPatriot.org
        Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center
        Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president
        Rory Cooper, GOP strategist, senior adviser to the Never Trump PAC
        Daniel Vajdich, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, national security policy adviser to the Ted Cruz campaign
        Michael Graham, conservative radio host
        Connor Walsh, former digital director for Eric Cantor, founder of Build Digital
        Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review
        Alan Goldsmith, former staffer, House Foreign Affairs Committee
        Stephen Gutowski, Free Beacon staff writer
        Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist
        Doug Heye, former communications director for the Republican National Committee
        Brad Thor, conservative author
        Charlie Sykes, radio show host
        Erik Soderstrom, conservative blogger
        David French, National Review writer
        Jennifer Rubin, conservative opinion columnist for the Washington Post
        Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist
        Utah Rep. Mia Love*
        Nevada Sen. Joe Heck*
        Ariz. Sen. John McCain*
        New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte*
        W. Va. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito*
        Ohio Sen. Rob Portman*
        Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski*
        Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former 2016 presidential candidate*
        Utah Gov. Gary Herbert*
        Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley*
        Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval*
        Nevada Rep. Crescent Hardy*
        California Rep. Steve Knight
        Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent*
        Florida Rep. Tom Rooney*
        California Rep. David G. Valadao*
        New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo*
        Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen*
        Frmr Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
        Frmr California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
        New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno*

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        • digleigh says:

          Dr. May I ask where you derived this list of deplorables from? Most are either anti-Trump or pro-globalists!!

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          • digleigh says:

            Don’t know enough or unsure of Mia, and Ron Paul in the mix (though I know he was not a Trump fan). Did you need to add Jeff Flake? I think Kirk lost but I am not sure

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        • Fantastic job! If you don’t mind I will include this on the neverTrumpRats site I’m building.

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        • LJS says:

          dont you need to add Glenn Beck to the list?

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        • dstarke says:

          I organized them by “job”

          Senators

          Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell…
          Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren….
          Nevada Sen. Harry Reid..
          California Sen. Barbara Boxer…
          California Sen. Diane Feinstein….
          New York Sen. Charles Schumer…
          Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby…
          Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk*
          Maine Sen. Susan Collins*
          Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse*
          South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (2016 presidential candidate)*
          Iowa Sen. David Johnson (formerly Republican, now an Independent)*
          Nevada Sen. Joe Heck*
          Ariz. Sen. John McCain*
          New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte*
          W. Virginia. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito*
          Ohio Sen. Rob Portman*
          Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski*

          Former Fla. Sen. Mel Martinez
          Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman

          Representatives

          Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan..
          California Rep. Nancy Pelosi…
          Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings…
          New York Rep. Charles Rangel…
          Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell*
          Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo*
          Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen*
          Michigan Rep. Justin Amash*
          South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford*
          Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble*
          Illinois Rep. Bob Dold*
          Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger*
          Utah Rep. Mia Love*
          Nevada Rep. Crescent Hardy*
          California Rep. Steve Knight
          Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent*
          Florida Rep. Tom Rooney*
          California Rep. David G. Valadao*
          New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo*
          Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen*

          Former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts
          Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul
          Former Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Edwards
          Former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis

          Governors

          Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker*
          Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan*
          Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former 2016 presidential candidate*
          Utah Gov. Gary Herbert*
          Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley*
          Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval*

          Former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP nominee,
          Former Florida. Gov. Jeb Bush, 2016 Republican presidential candidate
          Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
          Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
          Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

          Other Office Holders

          New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno*
          Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state

          Media Hacks

          Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
          Erick Erickson, conservative commentator, former ed. of RedState, founder of The Resurgent
          Steve Deace, conservative commentator and radio talk show host
          Jay Caruso, contributing editor at RedState
          Glenn Beck, host of The Glenn Beck Program and founder of TheBlaze
          George Will, Washington Post columnist and Fox News commentator
          Bruce Carroll, creator of GayPatriot.org
          Linda Chavez, conservative columnist
          Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet
          Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard
          Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review
          Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center
          Michael Graham, conservative radio host
          Stephen Gutowski, Free Beacon staff writer
          Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist
          Brad Thor, conservative author
          Charlie Sykes, radio show host
          Erik Soderstrom, conservative blogger
          David French, National Review writer
          Jennifer Rubin, conservative opinion columnist for the Washington Post
          Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist

          Political Quislings

          Ken Mehlman, former Republican National Committee chairman
          Patrick Ruffini, Republican strategist and early #NeverTrump adopter
          Tim Miller, former spokesman for Jeb Bush, adv. to Our Principles, anti-Trump super PAC
          Peter Wehner, GOP strategist
          Liz Mair, GOP strategist
          Rick Wilson, Republican operative
          Stuart Stevens, top strategist, Romney 2012
          Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney communications director
          Brian Bartlett, GOP communications strategist
          Mindy Finn, GOP media strategist, independent VP candidate
          Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome Again super PAC
          Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president
          Rory Cooper, GOP strategist, senior adviser to the Never Trump PAC
          Daniel Vajdich, Sr fellow at the Atlantic Council, Nat. security policy adviser to Ted Cruz
          Connor Walsh, former digital director for Eric Cantor, founder of Build Digital
          Alan Goldsmith, former staffer, House Foreign Affairs Committee
          Doug Heye, former communications director for the Republican National Committee

          Presidential Advisors

          Eliot Cohen, counselor of the Dept of State during President George W. Bush’s administration
          Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense for George W. Bush
          Rudy Fernandez, former special assistant to George W. Bush

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          • PoCoNoMo says:

            TO: Sundance, Doctor Fracas, dstarke,

            This article, and your lists are a great thing. I read this article to my Canadian husband who spends time in an American gun forum, and who has become increasingly interested in US politics since Trump came down the escalator. As a short-form tutorial it explained A LOT, (he kept saying “Ahhh…” while remembering his fellows’ posts at the Ruger forum).

            I had been losing touch with US politics since the primaries failing to get any of my choices going in the primaries, (eg. voting against the bailout) so this helped me get up to speed, too.

            I want to make sure Sundances’ article, and Fracas/dstarke lists stay in the forefront somehow, for people who’s memories aren’t so good, to consult going into the 2018 midterms. Thanks, you guys.

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      • skipper1961 says:

        Bart Manson,
        100% ! Much in the same spirit that repealed Amendments to the Constitution are NOT “deleted”. So that the same mistakes don’t reoccur.

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    • TRiUMPh says:

      And, please Randy, when Trump begins to Throw Out the Trash,Lyin’ Ryan MUST be the first to go.

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    • Bendix says:

      Great post, one eensy area where I might quibble. We need a new word, as “mistake” doesn’t cut it anymore.
      Hillary says her decision to put a server in her basement is now a “mistake”. A “mistake’ is more like supporting NAFTA at its inception because you really think it’s going to do some good. These deliberate decisions need another name. Obama’s reign is a failure, but that falls short in describing it as well.

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  2. Deplorable Jeff says:

    ” Alex I’ll take ..HOW DID WE GO FROM $9T to $19T in debt in 8 years for a $1,000 please ”

    Answer is …UNI-PARTY SLUSH FUND a structural $1T debt increase EVERY DAM YEAR ! winner winner chicken dinner !!

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  3. ZZZ says:

    Something had to be done to quell the inevitable implosion of our economy…and that something was electing Donald Trump.

    Still re-living 3 AM 11/9/16 when “Donald Trump Wins” flashed across my muted TV.

    This little house in South Carolina erupted in wild cheers and dancing.

    It was surreal and glorious !!!

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  4. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    Potential way to save money:
    1. IRS – if we really move to a flat tax, can we reduce the size of the IRS? Keep it simple.
    2. VA – turn it into a health insurance company like BCBS. Close VA hospitals. Veterans will use any hospital they want and bill the VA health insurance co. I think this was suggested before. I care about our veterans. I’m not sure if this will help them.

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    • TRiUMPh says:

      Things…,

      That was close, we sometimes ‘speed read’ some of the comments, and for a split second, we thought you were suggesting that we get ride of Virginia (VA), and then again on second thought…

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    • Johnnyreb says:

      Closing the VA and turning us Vets loose on the “economy” won’t work. We can get seen by Civilian Hospitals and Doctors if the wait is over 30 days to get a VA appointment under a new law passed by Congress The problem with that is that I can’t find anyone who will take VA reimbursement. They say it is the same as Medicaid and takes up to six months for the VA to pay and they have to submit the paperwork multiple times. It is simply not worth it to them.

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      • cdquarles says:

        I agree Champus/VA/Tricare were the worst. Perot’s EDS was next worst (they had the Medicaid contract). BCBS won many of the bids for providing medical insurance, in part, was due to their relatively low prices, relatively low overhead, and timely payments.

        {How many people know that ‘death’ panels have been around for years. Check out your state’s Quality Assurance Foundation(s).}

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    • Watcher says:

      Flat tax what you spend, not what you earn.

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  5. Glenn Stehle says:

    Obama’s used a double-edged sword to destroy the U.S. economy.

    One edge was to use public debt to finance a bunch of inefficient and non-productive “investment,” if we want to dignify the malinvestment with the word investment.

    The other edge of the sword was requiring the private sector to spend untold amounts of money in order to comply with all his regulations.

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    • Glenn Stehle says:

      Nowhere is the malinvestment more apparent than in Obama’s renewable energy “investments.”

      Recapping the Obama Administration Green Energy Stimulus Failures
      http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/recapping-the-obama-administration-green-energy-stimulus-failures/

      And as it turned out, the biggest benificiary to Obama’s renewable energy stimulus may have been China:

      The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Section…1603: Providing Federal Support for Energy…through Direct Cash Payments in Lieu of Tax Credits
      http://hallway.evans.washington.edu/public-files/UST_Cash%20Payments_0.pdf

      The Department of Treasury (Treasury) implemented a new approach for providing capital for…renewable energy generation projects. Federal support for renewable energy deployment…has traditionally been delivered through tax credits.

      The Recovery Act included two cash payment programs designed to convert these tax benefits to direct payments which are considered to be more valuable, especially in an uncertain economic climate.

      Section 1603 of Division B of the Act established a…program, “Grants for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits,” directed at private investors who place new renewable energy facilities in service.

      By establishing the Section 1603 ARRA program “Congress hoped to …temporarily fill the gap created by the diminished investor demand for tax credits,” and thereby achieve “…the near term goal of creating and retaining jobs…as well as the long-term benefit of expanding the use of clean and renewable energy and decreasing our dependency on nonrenewable energy sources.”

      Prior to the Recovery Act, federal support for renewable energy included two tax credits known as the production tax credit and the investment tax credit.

      Additionally, investors benefitted from allowances for accelerated tax depreciation in IRC Section 168.
      .
      Section 1603 of the Recovery Act provided investors with a third option for federal assistance in addition to the production and investment tax credits. It established the Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits program to be administered by the Secretary of the Treasury. Under the program, investors could forgo both the production and investment tax credits and instead receive a direct cash payment roughly equal in amount to the investment tax credit.

      The statute required that all qualifying Section 1603 applicants would receive funding.

      Unlike other programs that had fixed amounts of funding, no spending cap existed for Treasury‟s energy payments.

      By September 2010, over $5 billion dollars in energy cash payments had been awarded and disbursed to recipients. Approximately 85 percent of approved applications were for solar electric applicants, while approximately 86 percent of funds were awarded to wind projects.

      An independent study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in April 2010 found that Section 1603 may have helped directly motivate as much as 2,400 MW of wind power capacity to be built that would not otherwise have come online in 2009, and this additional capacity supported more than 55,000 jobs (mostly short-term jobs in the construction phase),

      The Lawrence Berkeley study notes that the 1603 program has been criticized by some for potentially supporting more overseas than domestic jobs. This concern was prompted by various reports, including that a $1.5 billion wind farm in Texas would use imported Chinese-made turbines and a large portion of 1603 funding had gone to wind power developers headquartered outside of the U.S., and/or to projects using wind turbines manufactured by companies that are headquartered outside of the U.S.

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      • Bendix says:

        China appears to be the winner in the phosphates in dishwashing detergents ban. They’re the leader in the citrus-based products.
        I’m no chemist, but I did know that the switch would have negligible or no effect on the problems we have with our lakes and runoff.
        I’ve also been informed by someone who I believe does understand chemistry, that the formulation of phosphate used in dishwasher detergent isn’t even the one causing the algae blooms.

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  6. RuckusTom says:

    Get ready for the “Grandma has to eat dog food” stories.

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    • Deplorable Jeff says:

      ‘zactly !!

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    • Fred Cregan says:

      And the homeless will be back in the front page “news” after the 10th….

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    • drdeb says:

      Grandma has to eat dog food because food prices have risen so much and social security has not. Her cost of living increase went to the illegals that “Obama” is funding.

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      • Bendix says:

        As food prices went through the roof, even as gasoline prices fell, I saw no mention of it anywhere in the media.
        As we grew closer to the election, I started to see planted stories about how awful it was that food prices were falling. Coming down slightly from a peak is not the same thing as falling.
        I also met a woman, a minority, with a job in a supermarket. We had a brief discussion about credit card debt, and I found out that there are working Americans who had to resort to financing food. She had about $5,000 on a credit card, mostly perishables.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          But Bendix, you know, that they stopped counting things like gas expenses and food expenses in all the fancy gov’t numbers back in Slick’s day!

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      • In AZ says:

        Don’t remember where I saw the story….maybe Zero Hedge…….Soros is manipulating the market to keep food prices high.

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    • bigdrov1x says:

      The only people who believe that, were never going to back Trump. In the past, Republicans were so afraid of the media. Trump is not one of them. If the media had any relevancy, Trump would not be President. BTW, everyone who is an investor should short Tesla, and all other companies that depend on federal funds to prop them up. Those companies are going under real soon.

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  7. tammy says:

    Welcome President TRUMP! Glad America has the right MAN for the job now! Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!

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  8. leebelieu says:

    Still grinning, not tired of winning!

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  9. Sandra says:

    obama is the thief divider and chief – trump will unite and try to fix this awful mess

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  10. Patriot1783 says:

    Wasn’t funding for border use already been set aside under Bush so actually available now?
    Trump will leave no rock unturned and set precedent of fiscal responsibility for future Presidents.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Maybe Rand Paul will put away his but hurt and talk to President Trump about a subject near and dear to his heart. Audit the Fed. Hell, audit everybody!

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      • Starting with IRS Audit of every Member of Congress for the past 16 years.
        (Personal and Campaigns)

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Oh, I think Rand Paul has already put away his butt-hurt. Since the election, I heard a brief interview with Rand, and he is very enthusiastic re Trump’s win and Trump’s desire to start cutting/eliminating all kinds of stuff. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Rand turn into a FINE Senator this next term.

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    • no-nonsense-nancy says:

      Yes, according to Rep Louis Goemert (sp) in an interview I saw the other day.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        maybe technically but is there a pile of cash somewhere? Hellz no! (just like the Gore-ick-les lock-box) it was spent eaons ago. It may be written down somewhere, but they have put us $20 TRILLION in debt (which is like $20TRILLION overdraft on your checking account)

        There is NO money.

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  11. Bendix says:

    People who have never looked at what is happening economically in this country have no problem parroting the new words they’ve been taught by their Overlords. Donald Trump, the most worldly president-elect ever, the man with the immigrant wife, his supporters are xenophobes? Don’t make me laugh.
    The ones doing the “racist” name-calling are the ones who are careful to keep their distance from any black people without high incomes.
    You can’t really talk issues with someone who tells you that Trump mocked a disabled man. Yes, a friend was trying to dissuade a relative of mine from voting for Donald based on that. She asked me about it, knowing I’ve been staunchly pro-Trump since around 2012. When I told her the facts behind the video the anti-Trump friend sent her, she relayed the information to him, but I don’t think it changed his mind one bit. Some people just can’t believe that there is stuff on the Internet that is blatantly false, if it is on there under the auspices of a mainstream news organization.

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  12. Sam says:

    I just took a look at that fake Gadsden flag behing Obama in the shooting up graphic. The tapeworm says “Don’t stop feeding me.” That’s highly appropriate since tapeworms eventually kill their host. The U.S. would have died sooner or later from Obama’s policies and that was the plan all along. Hillary would have accelerated the death.

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  13. Tparty says:

    Sundance,
    Let’s not forget how that budget was initially stretched to accommodate Wall Street (and corresponding reaction of the FED) …. TARP, the reason I became involved in this movement. With that initial ‘legal’ stretch of the budget the baseline was created, ‘renamed’ stimulus and respent 8 times over ‘illegally’….

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    • Tparty says:

      Sundance,

      Let me briefly point out something that came to mind in your discussion of the Obama slush fund and how he used it to transform our government.

      The uniparty and Obama made a mistake in going for that one last C.R. budget bite to get them past the election in which they didn’t get the results they expected. President Trump can now use the very same technique to reorganize the budget, set new baselines and reform government and pass a real budget on the other side.

      Tparty

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  14. TheLazyComic says:

    Trump winning the presidency is probably one of the high points of my life, and there haven’t been many. The leftists were willing to give the O’Quack a chance. Well, I’m willing to give Trump that same chance, and my gut tells me, things will work out really well for us this time. Randy McDaniels, TLC.

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  15. Beverly says:

    I just found a seriously great Trump mug on Ebay. I looked at the mugs. Most of them were pretty standard-issue red, white, and blue patriotic stuff, but then I saw this one:

    AR-15, check
    Explosions, check
    Yuge American flag, check
    Money flying through the air, check
    World Wrestling champ belt, check
    TANK, check
    With solid gold tank treads, check

    And hey, I just had to get it!

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  16. itsy_bitsy says:

    Republican (GOPe) rubber stamped this slush fund every single year! Their reason, as long as they were getting what they, personally, wanted they were willing co-conspirators! Every single state should work to replace the traitors that led us down this path. Little did we know or fully understand, for the most part, that they served as Obama’s “Pied Pipers”. Lulling us into acceptance of these despicable actions! CLEAN HOUSE AND SENATE!

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  18. WVPatriot says:

    Sundance, your website is comparable to an advanced degree seminar; a thirst quenching drink from the fountain of knowledge. I have read your articles for some time, and for the last month have been reading the comments left by other readers — wish that we could all be neighbors to enjoy many evenings around a dinner table discussing issues that are important to each of us and our great country.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      WVPatriot, welcome to the Treehouse.

      Maybe someday we can all be around a dinner table, but for now, we are all “networking” and making contact with other like-minded. Now, this “little-blog” has commenters world-wide, some just don’t make that obvious.

      We are all going down in the books of history as that percentage who saved the Country, if not the world.

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  19. Beverly says:

    These are the swine who went Able Sugar over what? the $79 billion for the Iraq war? Yeah, that.

    GREAT work, Sundance — and we Paul and Paula Reveres need to copy and send this to EVERYONE ON EARTH. Pronto!!!!

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  20. Don L says:

    This complicity is precisely why they fought Trump, an outsider with smarts, so hard.

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  21. Andrew says:

    In other words, drain the swamp.

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