White House Briefing on Congressional Omnibus Spending Bill -12:15pm EST Livestream…

In 2010 the GOP said give us the House and we’ll put budgets and spending back into regular order. We did, they didn’t.  In 2014 the GOP said give us the Senate and then we’ll put budgets and spending back into regular order.  We did, they didn’t.  In 2016 the GOP said give us the White House and we’ll put budgets and spending back into regular order.  We did, and again, they did not.

The White House is scheduled to brief media on the latest insufferable congressional Omnibus spending bill.  Anticipated start time 12:15pm EST

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402 Responses to White House Briefing on Congressional Omnibus Spending Bill -12:15pm EST Livestream…

  1. singingsoul says:

    Bingo best post riddled with reality

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Black Irish Rose says:

    Thanks, Treepers, for your arguments for and against. Just thinking strategically: let’s say POTUS signs this. Oct 1 rolls around and the 2019 budget is just as bad if not worse. (Congress critters want to get re-elected, so they try to bring home big $$ to their districts.) Trump vetos, shuts government down 2 months before election. Both sides howl and will either have to unite to override a popular POTUS and his veto AND sell it to the voters back home (good luck RINOs in Trump districts) OR members of both parties flounder together and have to appear that way before a presumably VERY PISSED OFF electorate. Meantime military is fully funded, some of the wall is. Still some very bad stuff in the current bill, and “only six months” is hard to swallow, esp. for Americans impacted by all the bad stuff. But I see more of a long game and showdown in the fall. By that time NAFTA fallout is passed and indictments continue to be steadily rolled out. Just thinking out loud….

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    • mimbler says:

      I’m not attacking your post by any means, but I’ll express my frustration with 10 years now of “now’s not the best time, we’ll go with this now, and then -later- we’ll do it right”.

      I’m done having the football pulled away from me. I’m a slow study, but I’ve caught on to this game,

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      • Black Irish Rose says:

        I agree with your point–10 years and we still have to swallow bitter pills of disappointment. But I take my cues from POTUS, who waited to run for president until the time was right. He had to bide his time for many years. Can we not wait 6 months? He’s only had a little over a year. I wouldn’t give any other Republican President that time because of the past 10 years+, but I’m willing to give Trump this 6 months. I may regret it but I have to believe there is a greater plan we don’t see. Tricky business, folks.

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        • mimbler says:

          Certainly you can.

          I don’t see it myself, but until something happens, it’s all opinion, and everyone is entitled to hold the one that makes sense to themselves.

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  3. FofBW says:

    So the deal is, we nee 60+ Republican Senators!

    Throw in a new Senate leader while at it. He could change the rules to not require 60, but has refused.

    Liked by 18 people

    • mimbler says:

      and then we will need 65 or so to account for the Flake’s and Collin’s . I’m beginning to think this game is rigged,

      Liked by 15 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      FofBW I think that is the direction our President is going! There is the real possibility that Justice Kennedy will retire on June 30th. I think our President will wait until after the election to have his nominee brought to the Senate floor for a vote. I actually see him telling us who the judge will be. I think he will select the runner up to Neil Gorsuch. Judge Hardiman has a reputation of being all in on the 2nd Amendment.

      This will get our base so fired up especially in those states that our President won and the Democrat is up for reelection. As of today, the Republican candidate leads the Democrat in 5 of those 10 states (MO, MT, IN, ND & WV). We are very close in the other 5 states (FL, PA, WI, MI & OH). FL, PA and OH are very pro 2nd Amendment states. Not sure about WI and MI.

      We could very easily win 5 to 7 seats in the Senate in November. I am concerned about NV and to a lesser extend AZ. I think we win AZ and lose NV. We will also be very competitive in MN (2 seats). I anticipate us having anywhere from 55 to 57 Republicans coming out of the midterm. At that point, Mitch is on the clock if he decides to run again for reelection in 2020. The same year our President would run. Mitch will cave and do away with the 60 vote rule.

      We have to have patience!

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      • FofBW says:

        and Trust in PT

        Liked by 9 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-hardiman-profile-20170127-story.html

        From the article linked above:

        Lawyers in Pittsburgh describe Hardiman — a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment — as personable, smart, hard-working and practical, but not as academic and ideological as Justice Scalia, the court’s outspoken conservative.

        Hardiman won a unanimous confirmation from the Senate in 2007. He has, however, written several opinions that could fuel opposition from Democrats.

        Hardiman staked out a strong position four years ago in favor of a 2nd Amendment right to carry a gun in public. He dissented when the 3rd Circuit upheld a New Jersey law that required people seeking a gun permit to demonstrate a “justifiable need” to be armed. Plaintiffs who had been turned down for permits sued, alleging the restriction violated the 2nd Amendment.

        Hardiman wrote a 40-page dissent, arguing the high court and Justice Scalia described the 2nd Amendment as protecting a right to “self-defense.” Because “the need for self-defense naturally exists outside and inside the home, I would hold the 2nd Amendment applies outside the home,” he wrote in Drake vs. Filko. In passing its law, “New Jersey has decided that fewer handguns legally carried in public means less crime,” he wrote.

        “It is obvious that the justifiable need requirement functions as a rationing system designed to limit the number of handguns carried in New Jersey,” he said, but it cannot stand in the face of a 2nd Amendment challenge.

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Excellent analysis as usual, Fleporeblog. Wise to shelve the Kennedy replacement until after the mid terms. PDJT is like a football coach who inherited a lousy team. That said, the Swamp doesn’t like to play against him. Call it the Silence of the Never Trumpers over this Omnibus budget. Thank you for helping me keep the faith.

        MAGA 18

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        • fleporeblog says:

          This is the damn mess our President was left with! My brother-in-law who retired from the Air Force a few years ago would tell me stories of having to go to museums to get parts off of planes on display for our current planes!

          https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/22/obama-era-sequester-decimated-us-military-air-forc/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push

          From the article linked above:

          The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday publicized statistics it says show the sorry state of U.S. armed forces aviation units and “mold-ridden” barracks.

          The report is a Republican effort to underscore how critical the omnibus spending bill is to war-fighters in the wake of “sequester” budget cuts. The bill pumps $47.4 billion for “get our planes back in the air,” the committee said, after two decades of the military flying high-temp war missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other theaters.

          The sorry state:

          * The average age of Air Force planes is over 27 years.

          * The Air Force is 2,000 pilots short and “the pilots we do have are flying fewer hours than their predecessors in the 1970s.”

          * Less than half the Navy’s aviation assets can fly due to lack of spare parts. On the Marine Corps side, about 80 percent of units “lack the minimum number of ready basic aircraft.”

          The bill also injects $22.4 billion into what the committee says are needed to repair military buildings and construct new ones.

          “Our Armed Forces are struggling with crumbling and mold-ridden barracks, hangars that have been condemned, air traffic control facilities and runways in disrepair, collapsed ceilings and contaminated water,” the committee said. “The backlog of deferred maintenance on facilities has increased from $2 billion in 1978 to $100 billion today.”

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          • Lindenlee says:

            Yes, but the F-22 and – 35 have been horribly expensive boondoggle that put all this money defense Co tractors’ pockets and bleed the Pentagon budget dry for not much. Really needs an audit. Just as swampy as the rest.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Thanks for these updates Fle. It can be accomplished if Deplorables vote as POTUS requests us too. I no longr care that others don’t agree with him. I only care that he accomplishes MAGA.

        Liked by 7 people

      • Sorry, but if Trump signs the current offered budget Nov is going to be a bath for the Republican party.

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      • Rick says:

        I think you make good points Fle. I will be patient. In the meantime, this is the email I just sent to the White House:

        Dear Mr. President,
        PLEASE veto this crazy Omnibus bill of $1.3T dollars. This bill provides for Sanctuary cities, (of which I reside), Planned Parent hood, stricter gun enforcement while totally neglecting the funding to “Build the Wall” & toughen our position on illegal immigration. Illegal immigration will remove our language, border and culture barriers, leaving us with not a Constitutional Republic, but rather a Banana Republic that will be controlled by government waste and corrupt politicians. I have supported you strongly to this point, but its time to send this POS back to Congress. If necessary, SHUT IT DOWN!

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Rick I can’t blame you at all and I think it is important that our President hear from both sides of the equation.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Rick says:

            Agreed Fle. I just don’t understand the waste in spending in a 2.2K page bill. It just drives me crazy watching the Republicans in D.C. get rolled by Schumer & Pelosi. I mean $650M for Schumer’s bridge but only appropriation for “fencing”…..Not to mention all the other waste within this bill. I pray you are correct that November will not fall flat for us. Another Supreme Court Justice and 5-6 Senate pick-ups will be huge. Yet, McConnell may have to be rolled and hopefully the MAGA movement can survive this horrible onslaught of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and the best of what we wlll see will come in the last four years from 2020-2024!

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        • Chuck Arnold says:

          Mine was similar, even though I don’t think he has even considered signing this BS Bill.

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          • Hammer Dog says:

            He has indicated he will sign it. If he vetoes it, another government shutdown which will be blamed on him and the Pub leadership in Congress. Not a good recipe for success in the mid-terms.
            I’ve emailed,tweeted, and will call today urging him to veto it because I think it’s the lesser of two evils. I really think Ryan and McConnell WANT to lose control in November.

            https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/

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      • Legatus says:

        Yes, Heller is likely to lose in NV. There is no enthusiasm for him here among Republicans (or traditionals). We know he is a Democrat in Rupublican clothing. I’m afraid that seat will be gone. Just as with Joe Heck, who publically went back on Trump, and lost to Cortez-Masto.

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      • Chuck Arnold says:

        I don’t buy the copout when people say, it was the Republican candidate’s fault because he couldn’t get people excited about voting for him. This IS NOT about an individual person, at least it shouldn’t be. If the candidate promises to help Trump carry out the Agenda we voted for then, WHY is that not exciting enough for people to get off their FAT lazy A$$ES and go vote for the people that will help Trump carry out the agenda. It is total BS to blame any candidate who campaigns on the promise that he, or she, will help Trump carry out the agenda if you elect me.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      The Senate rules say that the budget only needs 51 votes and cannot be filibustered. Why is everyone on tv and the interwebz pretending otherwise? Sundance?

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    • thomaspain1961 says:

      mitch mcconnell takes care of only himself, the populi be damned. Trump just wedgied mcconnell’s chinese benefactor, and mitch will not be motivated to promulgate the Trump agenda which is our agenda.

      Liked by 2 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      Yeah I think we’re all tired of Mitch McConnell playing for the wrong team.
      Our constitution doesn’t say anything about 60 votes.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      We also need a new GOP leader in the House as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. graciegram says:

    Bull

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    • Then why won’t Mitch change the Senate rules? Why didn’t the Senate take up any of the budget bills? Why didn’t the Senate take up Kate’s Law? Why didn’t the Senate repeal Obamacare?

      How more evidence do we need to understand that the CoC Senate is a bigger threat than the Democrats. Mitch makes Chuck look like a Deplorable.

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        Now that’s a dumb comment. Chuckie has never had a MAGA thought in his useless life, and you think he’s better than the turtle ?

        No wonder the Repugs are called the Stupid Party – people who vote for Dims are going to guarantee that MAGA has no hope of getting done.

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        • Chuckie is a politician brawler, I know where he stands. Whatever is good for his party. It’s old fashioned politics.

          Mitch is owned by the CoC and China. He is actively trying to destroy the country to line his own pockets.

          So yeah, I would prefer a Republican Chuck over a Republican Mitch, every single time.

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  5. Flight93Gal says:

    Trumpedinillinois and all Treepers, Please consider this. What IF McConnell/Ryan/Pelosi/Schumer have created this “Omnibeast” budget as a strategy to intentionally attach it to VSGPDJT. It is NOT his budget but their budget; however, with VSGPDJT signature, it becomes his budget also! Result? VSGPDJT will be blamed for the “Omnibeast” bill and HIS inability to change culture/drain the swamp. This action likely dispirits many of us (just read today’s comments on this topic) and at least 50% of the Treepers may withdraw support from VSGPDJT. Yep, do the math, folks. “Omnibeast” depresses morale, midterm turnout translates to much lower Republican vote totals and UNIPARTY becomes deliriously happy again–especially because Republican side loses power. Yep, UNIPARTY orchestrating this may NOT be a stretch.

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    • red6242 says:

      Trump better not sign this, if he does we lose huge in 2018. It was already going to be extremely hard in 2018 but there will be no chance if this goes through and he has to know this.

      Liked by 5 people

    • singingsoul says:

      We need to make clear it is the Congress who failed the people not President Trump.
      We have to point the finger and vote accordingly where it belongs.
      I do not think anyone will want a dictator in the WH if we did he could do all the things he promised and more.

      Liked by 6 people

      • FofBW says:

        A voice of reason

        Liked by 3 people

      • red6242 says:

        That can only be made clear if Trump doesn’t sign this, if he does it will be pinned on him and voters will remember in 2018.

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        • The Boss says:

          wrong

          Liked by 6 people

          • Rhoda R says:

            No. red is absolutely correct. We, those who are following politics and the games the swamp is playing won’t be fooled, but most people who don’t spend an hour or two on-line to learn what is really going on will be easily be fooled by this tactic.

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            • Shulamite says:

              And unfortunately, they are the majority. I am not an American so i can only PRAY DAILY that God will remove the “shroud of deception that enfolds the people” and sustain & accomplish the work HE started on November 8th 2016.

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      • How the hell are we supposed to get the message out that it was “Congress who failed and not the President?” The people who read this most excellent blog are way above average when it comes to knowledge, politics, communication etc. You can tell from the comments that the readers are well informed and articulate (with few exceptions).

        On the other hand, probably 80-90% of the voters are so addicted to their screens or just plain apathetic, that we will be lucky to get “our side” out to vote when the time comes, let alone provide them with a simplified version of a very complex issue.

        If you listened to Rush today, he made some really good points on this bill as well as taking a lot of callers. He did a good job of looking at all the angles and it seems like his conclusion was that POTUS should veto the bill.

        If this is not our time, then WHEN??

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        • churchmouse says:

          I commented upthread that people need to use their WordPress sites (or other platforms) to get the word out, hence the vote — just like the despicable Dems.

          For those who haven’t already done so, please pick up where you left off.

          2018 is every bit as important as 2016.

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      • trumptyear says:

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    • porkyspen says:

      Rush said exactly this today…… makes sense, I hope PDT doesn’t fall for it, but dammit, he still has a lot of swampy people around him……..

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    • TeeitorTradeit says:

      I love PDJT but he needs to veto this bill, in my opinion.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Michelle says:

      If that’s the case, then we continue to stand behind Trump and beat the Dems at their own game.

      Liked by 1 person

    • flowerbelle says:

      It makes him look weak, ineffective, disrespected, and anything but the leader of the GOP. I could have swallowed this atrocity if it had the FULL 20 billion for border security. Schumer’s tunnel funding is the salt in the wound.
      This is dispiriting.

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    • Chuck Arnold says:

      This is nothing but a trap, you are 100% correct. I would be very surprised if Trump doesn’t already know that.

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  6. Eric Kennedy says:

    You’re a quality poster.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. PInky1920 says:

    The decrepit Pelosi and the decayed Shumer have admitted they are very happy and excited about the house vote today….what in the name of Dog….how about US????? Gone…with…the…wind…if there’s anyone out there who can put some deodorant on this turd, I’m all ears…PT…do you want to be reelected? You’ll need us…

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    • singingsoul says:

      PInky1920 says:
      “Gone…with…the…wind…if there’s anyone out there who can put some deodorant on this turd, I’m all ears…PT…do you want to be reelected? You’ll need us…”
      _____________________________________
      You missed the point. It is the congress who failed us not POTUS he is doing great .
      Unless we chafe the constitution and make Trump POTUS for life King of USA .
      Go out and vote the losers out so we have 60 votes next year.

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      • PInky1920 says:

        Thanks, Sing, of course it’s congress, but…he needs to veto it, it is just that bad…personally, he’s got my vote; I wouldn’t vote for a DEMONRAT under any circumstance whatsoever… That’s just me, but a lot of people are going to walk away…PT needs to veto it and call those two BFFs out, McTurtle and Ms. Munster, two low life, lying, pond scum traitors…

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        • mimbler says:

          That’s exactly the problem. The people here are all engaged, and are going to vote the right way, and we’ll urge our friends to as well.
          It isn’t voting for the other guy that will hurt us, it is a lack of enthusiasm that could dampen turnout.
          There were first time voters that turned out for the wall, immigration, 2d amendment, drain the swamp, etc.
          We need those people to have a reason to come out again,

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          • wj2016 says:

            Yes, what will happen is that deplorable see Pelosi and Schumer gloating. That’s all that many of them need to see. PDT signed a bill that these two filthy democrats applaud. They think “why should I pull off my work site to vote again”?

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      • Chuck Arnold says:

        I would have given you a LIKE uptick, but every time I do it just sends me to another site, and never allowed me to give you a LIKE uptic.

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    • trumptyear says:

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  8. Paco Loco says:

    The deal is that we need fiscal conservatives who don’t sell out to the special interests. Where are they? Money walks, money talks and the urge to become rich is the number one incentive to run for Congress. These mind blowing spending bills like this Omnibus are so big that it takes an army of economists to analyze them. The electorate has no idea what’s in these monster bills so we depend on our representatives to do the right thing. That’s when it all falls apart as our reps have become enjoined in “the system” and no longer represent us.

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    • singingsoul says:

      Brendan says:
      “Trump refuses to call out Ryan and McConnell. He won’t play hardball. Until he does that, we won’t be winning anything.”
      ____________________________________
      The problem is the GOP-RNC is still in control and they support Ryan and McConnell not POTUS. We saw what happened in Alabama and PA. Until we cut the chains on local level . Ryan is a friend of Joe Scarborough that tells you all you need to know.
      I tell you the local reps are bad both republics and democrats.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      DESPERATELY need campaign finance reform. DESPERATELY.

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  9. Whitehouse Clown says:

    I’m fed up with these jerk weed republicans like Graham and Wilson who don’t do what the voters want. I will no longer give my vote and money to these posers.

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  10. HickTick says:

    The sky is falling , chicken little ,. If you can not see the COUP D E’TAT that Trump is still under , Tip , Lenscrafters is open til nine . In Trump I Trust .

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  11. Pat Frederick says:

    I gotta believe there is a plan–there’s always a plan. If President Trump signs this, there’s a reason–remember DACA discussions?
    Gosh there were all kinds of hand wringing and threats…”if he signs a DACA bill I will jump off the Trump Train–he’s selling out his base! ”
    And what happened? the Dems caved and nothing was passed–and now look–President Trump reminds everyone how HE came to the table to make a deal on DACA, but the Dems don’t want to fix it. He’s laying the foundation for the midterms–making the Dems own another failure.
    I trust him–if he signs this, there’s a reason.

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  12. Scarlet says:

    Is it true that it’s only for six months? Then they renegotiate again ?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Lindenlee says:

      This is when they are supposed to be working on NWXT YEARS 2019 budget, constitutionally required, in that regular order that Lyin’ Ryan promised us when he became Speaker, with 12 different appropriations bills.

      We CANNOT let them get, away with this, CR shit, year after year, horrible way to legislate and spend… But politicians LOVE it.

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    • svenwg says:

      Yes and even better is the fact that the spending of this huge amount of ‘pork’ is solely in the hands of VSG President Trump’s Cabinet and not the Congress or Crying Schmuck and his ilk.

      I doubt that the tunnel will ever be built and the funds allocated for this madness will be added to the wall to get it completed by 2021.

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  13. Y/O, says:

    Big bunch of shills & fair weather friends here today. Not one of them will look at results. Not one of them can see what is right there in front of their eyes. Not one of them can remember one word of anything Sundance has written. Sorry bunch if you ask me. I’m going to take a break. Yesterday was a great day.; Today is even greater. President Trump won bigly today.. .

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    • DanO64 says:

      Yep. Just say N too.

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    • trumpthepress says:

      Agree…I have been at the CTH since around the election. Lots of trolls and folks who don’t read the Sundance articles or understand that our great President always seems to win.

      DACA – so many “that’s it, he loses my support” people. What happened? A HUGE win for our President.

      He is a genius and continually outsmarts his opponent. That has been his track record against all the evil against him so far anyway. I trust him 1 million percent.

      Liked by 7 people

    • TimeIsNow says:

      Well, they are shills, likely paid shills.

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  14. HammerDog says:

    I’ve been tweeting President Trump for the past week not to sign it. He needs to use his veto pen on this dumpster fire of a bill.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Y/O, says:

      Prove it! Show us some of those tweets you sent to President Trump.

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      • HammerDog says:

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    • Sentient says:

      White House comment line: 202-456-1111

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  15. Ivehadit says:

    If I know Donald, he has gamed this out month by month for 2018. As a VSG he knows far more than I do. Secondly, the congress is a co equal branch of Swamp government. It is up to each state to put people in who support the president AND are not corruptible!

    I trust the president.

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  17. BigMamaTEA says:

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  18. Sentient says:

    White House comment line: 202-456-1111

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  19. digleigh says:

    So much Cr-p! VETO VETO VETO. Get rid of Ryan and McConnell as leaders asap, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dims got more than when the Dims were in charge! Our PATIENCE IS GONE(we have been fighting globalists , those who hate our Christianity and driving us into the ground with debt, as in Rome…me ,since 1991!! I’ve been waiting for 27 YEARS, so patience is done!!!!)… You are spending money we don’t have!, borrowed from China!, with a 22 trillion dollar debt!…Did you people not read Dave Ramsey??(lol…)You are railroading a President with Herr Mueller, Herr Schumer (then you reward Schumer in the Omnibus for threatening (IMHO) a President!!!..SHHEEESSHHH!!!!!! RYAN and McConnell can go jump in a lake…Their purpose was to p–s off the base, so we won’t vote in 2018….It might just work,considering that the marxists along with the multinational kiss-a–ers are getting all that they want……No wonder Pelosi and Schumer are grinning like the rats they are…… I am close to thinking a true revolution is all that is left….I hope I am wrong…..WTH????

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  20. JX says:

    Veto. Shut it down until the next Congress with a new Speaker.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Troublemaker10 says:

    I feel a lot better after listening to Mulvaney and Short.

    I think their priority in this was to give Defense real money to rebuild and repair. I don’t think they care that immigration and wall issues came up short because it was enough to get started.

    Remember that recent poll showing that the top republican voter issue right now was the wall and immigration? Nothing else came close. I Ithink they are planning on using this as the emotional anger/incentive issue to get out the vote this Fall to counter the democrat enthusiasm gap that currently exists.

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  22. Lovearepublican says:

    If this monstrosity is signed I will be extremely depressed and woefully disappointed. Build the wall.

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  23. Summer says:

    There is probably more pork in this bill than in a pork barrel. Did the UniParty pass amnesty too, by chance?

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  24. magatrump says:

    Oh deal Lord there has to be a plan. Jesus I trust in you. I trust President Trump. MAGA

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  25. mashall says:

    I always hoped that POTUS hired Senate Majority Leader’s Wife Elaine Chao to have leverage over the UniParty SMJ Mitch McConnel.

    Elaine Chao seems to be embraced by the Bush Globalists.
    “Chao served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, and as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Director of the Peace Corps under President George H. W. Bush.”

    I can only hope that POTUS uses his leverage as her BOSS to motivate Mitch McConell to see it his way. I doubt she would be missed if he convinced her to leverage her skills elsewhere.

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  26. itsarickthing says:

    I was getting pretty steamed when reading this post, then boiled over while watching the vid. I closed the page and am back an hour or so later. I skipped the “typical” astute comments to post my reply.

    While cooling down, I realized VSGPDJT has a plan. He ALWAYS has a plan. He’s feeding “crumbs” to the pigeons. He’s gettin’ them all cozy with his presence so they don’t fly away when he makes a move…

    (Sigh). I can plan out a project, but to do so on such a scale while battling almost the entire realm is beyond me.

    Very Stable Genius indeed!

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

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  28. JX says:

    ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018’’

    For link to bill text see “H.R.1625 Vehicle for Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 Notes: Bill text available in Rules Committee Print 115-66” at https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/Appropriations+for+Fiscal+Year+2018

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    • JX says:

      SEC. 205 limit of 66,000 H–2B visas raised

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    • JX says:

      They have no intention of repealing ACA, contrary to their promises.

      SEC. 219. (a) The Secretary shall publish in the fiscal year 2020 budget justification and on Departmental Web sites information concerning the employment of full-time equivalent Federal employees or contractors for the purposes of implementing, administering, enforcing, or otherwise carrying out the provisions of the ACA, and the amendments made by that Act, in the proposed fiscal year and each fiscal year since the enactment of the ACA.

      SEC. 220. The Secretary shall publish, as part of the fiscal year 2020 budget of the President submitted under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, information that details the uses of all funds used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services specifically for Health Insurance Exchanges for each fiscal year since the enactment of the ACA and the proposed uses for such funds for fiscal year 2020.

      “How much money will you need in 2020 to administer ACA”

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. Pam says:

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  31. BigMamaTEA says:

    Oh, and btw…..we are still funding “Cowboy Poetry”……….{where is my Xanax?! ha!}

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  32. Brant says:

    Perhaps it would have been kinda sorta nice if a few OIG juicy nuggets would have dropped (with “strategic” targeting) a few days before the omnibus bill vote.

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  33. I trust the President but I’m really apprehensive about this spending bill. I’d just as soon see him veto and let Congress explain the pork in it and parts of PDJT’s agenda NOT in it to the taxpayers. I believe that will help the President’s “selections” in the mid-terms. Anyhow, pour me a double – its gonna be another long night!

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  34. SharonKinDC says:

    Folks… it’s mainly the military budget. Plus some other key funding, per Mulvaney. Specifically re military: the PLANES. I was astounded at what I read re the ready percentage. Horrific. Additionally, runways, towers, drinking water, and facilities/buildings many w/ mold problems, etc. In 1978 the deferred maintenance tab was 2B. After 8 years of Obama & Bush 2’s wars… that number is now 100B.

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  35. PInky1920 says:

    I’m going to my church group tonite…we will be talking about all things Easter. Sacrifice, life, death, resurrection. I will be praying for the life of the USA; for our President and for the DEATH of this damn bill. I want no more sacrifices from the American people…I want them RESURRECTED…from the 8 long, evil years of tyranny…PRAY for our president and our country.

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  36. thomaspain1961 says:

    Though Trump says publicly he’ll sign anything the congress puts on his desk, I believe that statement is another one of Trump’s rope-a-dopes. I wager Trump will veto it, thereby putting putting congressmen from both parties between a rock and a hard place.

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  37. Zippy says:

    President Trump’s $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill | True News

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    • Zippy says:

      BTW, I disagree with his final statements. He’s too much of an anarchist for my taste. That is one of the few points where I disagree with him. It’s a utopia which will never exist and if it did, it would evolve/devolve into exactly what humankind has had for the history of human civilization. Why? Human nature, the nature of the fifth great ape.

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  38. osage44 says:

    I’ve never seen a fiscal conservative do anything but hate any budget or omnibus spending bill that has ever been proposed. They aren’t serious.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      They have them for damn good reason. They are always full of pork and legislative boondoggles that could never get passef in any kind of open legislative process. Evil hides in the dark and in omnibus spending bills.

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  39. kinthenorthwest says:

    Look at what Oregon is trying to do. With the definitions they giving looks like it a huge gun round-up.
    209,396 Murders by abortion since Jan 1, 2018 http://Clock.org
    3,127 Number of Gun Deaths Since Jan 1, 2018 http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/
    Abortions Murdered 65 Times More Human Beings than guns Over 1/2 abortions by women under 25 years of age.–35% are teens

    Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police
    http://keprtv.com/news/nation-world/oregon-initiative-would-outlaw-assault-weapons-unless-guns-are-registered-with-police

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  40. Not one penny to be spent on the wall as per Lou Dobbs

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  41. thedoc00 says:

    After reading this entire thread and listening to all the Omnibus Pontificating, not a single time has ANYBODY (moderate to flaming right winger) mentioned that the President has submitted, on time in 2017 and now in 2018 two balanced budgets that were covered by projected tax revenues. Granted they did not cut costs but they were balanced and completely ignored by the majority party in congress who could have passed them with majorities. I will take a balanced budget with little or no cost increase at this point in time just to get the fiscal responsibility ball rolling.

    A minor correction, Ryan actually complemented Trump on his very through balanced budget proposal and the promptly tossed it away as politically infeasible.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Trump is a realist and will continue to fight the battle taking any small victories as they come.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      I agree. Speaking of pontificating, there was a lot of it going on here in the Presidential thread early this morning. I have never seen so much misinformation fly across these boards in such a short period of time as it did early today about this spending bill. I had to walk away.

      For those who want a basic understand about the process of reallocation of budget authority, including transfers and reprogramming of authorized funds, below is a link to an easy to read explanation.

      https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42633.pdf

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  42. Sgt Stryker says:

    Dear Mr President,
    Sign this turd and it will end the Republic.
    You have the opportunity to stand for America or cave to the Globalist/Marxist cabal.
    Sign it and you sign the end of your presidency and the last opportunity to save the Founder’s vision.
    III/0317

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  43. wvgrandma says:

    I am not blessed with the analytical thinking many of my fellow Treepers have but when I see and hear Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer absolutely GLOAT over this spending bill I can’t help but feel as though they’re going to be in for a rude awakening . It would be so nice to see our wonderful President wipe those smirks off of their creepy little faces.

    One of my son’s memory verses from years ago comes to mind. Pride cometh before a fall. A haughty heart before destruction.

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  44. sunnydaysall says:

    My hubby was dead set against POTUS signing this bill until he saw these videos… Now he and I both understand the plight of our nation and of our POTUS. Yes, our POTUS is going to sign the Omnibus bill, but this article and the videos explain exactly why it needs to be done. Thank you, Sundance.

    Please (if you haven’t already) watch the briefing to the end because a lot of daylight is spread over the whole process and why POTUS is pushing for this bill has to be passed. I will concede to leave the work to POTUS because he knows what needs to be done to continue to #MAGA2020

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    • wj2016 says:

      I watched Mick Mulvaney and the bald guy’s briefing. Pathetic. Absolutely weak and pathetic and whining about how mean old congress won’t give them the money for the wall so golly gee, we just have to give the dems everything they want. They are enthusiastically selling this piece of manure because they actually like it. Mulvaney couldn’t give a hoot less about the wall. They just want a deal.

      The defense issue being used as a wedge is especially infuriating. Democrat live under the same national defense umbrella as Republicans. Why are they willing to push it to the brink for their illegal aliens (and not funding the wall) while Republicans cave on the issue? Are Dems not worried about national defense or are they not hogs at the MIC trough?

      Trump should veto. He wont’. But he should.

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  45. Chuck Arnold says:

    Its would be mind boggling to me if any body actually thought that “they are getting rolled”, which is why I don’t believe it. They lied to their base almost on a daily basis for 8 years. LOOK, Establishment Republicans have got to be replaced with candidates who will help Trump carry out the Agenda that, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED FOR..

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  46. 3%er says:

    I am so disappointed in him

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  47. 3%er says:

    I am in the military, and yes we need the money for all kinds of maintenance , but what he just did pissed off everyone in my unit .

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  48. kinthenorthwest says:

    Like I said the more I read the more pissed off Im getting

    OUTRAGEOUS! Paul Ryan’s Omnibus Bill Funds Border Security in TUNISIA and JORDAN — But Not US! (VIDEO)
    Senator Rand Paul: I’m flipping through the pages today reading the bill. I find out there is money for border security… in Tunisia and Jordan! We have border security money in the Middle East but not border security money in the US.
    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/shock-paul-ryans-omnibus-bill-funds-border-security-in-tunisia-and-jordan-but-not-us-video/

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