Budgetary Stewardship – VSG POTUS Team: “Rescission Request” Forthcoming…

Senior administration officials are preparing to brief the media on a congressional “recission request” notification:

“Today, senior administration officials will hold a background briefing to preview the Presidents historic rescission request to Congress. The special message to Congress will be delivered Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The briefing will be conducted via conference call at 6:00PM EDT tonight. The information will be embargoed until 9:00PM EDT this evening.” (LINK)

In essence the administration is preparing to enter into a spending discussion with congress. The White House is actually trying to eliminate unnecessary federal spending. FULLSTOP. Yes, that’s what happens when a businessman, committed to financial stewardship, takes over as executive and reviews spending.

The basic point of “recission” is simple. The Omnibus spending bill contained too much unneeded spending on non-essential budgetary items. A Very Stable Genius President approved the Omnibus to gain the needed financing for the military.

With the military shored-up, the sketchy pork hidden inside the Omnibus needs to be addressed while deconstructing the deep state apparatus.  So,…. the White House is talking with congress about NOT spending the appropriations.

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312 Responses to Budgetary Stewardship – VSG POTUS Team: “Rescission Request” Forthcoming…

  1. waltherppk says:

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Problem is that the ‘discretionary’ spending is largely the toybox for Congresspukes. Same problem Louisiana has – so much earmarked funds are going to Good ol’ Boys – there’s not enough to fund those things the Legislature considers secondary like education, hospitals…you know, things their buds don’t have fingers in.
    We need to catch a few pols with their fingers in the till, put ’em in stocks in a public place and use some of those earmarked funds to buy various thiongs to throw at them.

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    • Noah says:

      Maybe we should re-read the constitution and check if these items like education, hospitals have anything to do with its delineated responsibilities. Also don’t kid yourself that people aren’t making lots of money off the government education racket. It’s just not meant to actually help kids, so it seems like there’s no profit in it.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I was more referring to the higher education where the program to reward good scholasrs with tuition funds was taken from the private oil man who began it and put under state aegis and made into a free lunch program. State’s outta funds through its usual and legendary fiscal mismasnagement so they’re cutting gtrants.
        Tghere’s no doubt the funds are being pocketed – no politician leaves office with less money than s/he went in with.

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        • bayoukiki says:

          Like TOPS. I feel your pain

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          • czarowniczy says:

            That was TOPS I was talking about. Pat Taylor started it out of his own money only for the state to take it over -promising on a stack of Bibles they’d adaquately fund it – then as they alway do they took the pooch out for drinks and a cheap hotel.
            The LSU Med Center wasn’t even open yet but the legislature was already cutting its funds. State took its entire program that cared foe the developmentally disabled and farmed it out to politically connected contractors and let’s not even start on the services for the elderly.
            Yet they keep on electing the same strain of fools and crooks to the legislature….those earmarks designed to keep the locals happy seem to be working.

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      • Susan Bolle says:

        The entire NEA could be eliminated. Schools should be run by their respective state and local community.

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  3. waltherppk says:

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  4. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Mitch McConnell will have to ask his in-laws for a raise. Also,unless I’m mistaken, the Speaker of the House had use of a government plane. Pelosi spent millions in fuel during her reign, back and forth to San Francisco. I wonder if Ryan is using it still ? Wouldn’t want him to miss one of his kids pajama parties.

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  5. Minnie says:

    Ostinkass is shrinking into irrelevance as so aptly evident in that photo.

    He couldn’t shine OUR President’s shoes!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Oldskool says:

    OMG, what a strategic battlefield General the President is to send in a MOAB to the establishment camp when nobody expected it. This one will separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Liked by 13 people

    • noswamp says:

      When Ryan and McConnell fight against Trump on this one, all of the last ones of the sidelines will be awakened! OUR PRESIDENT IS BACK!

      Liked by 2 people

    • DD More says:

      Story and stage set back in early April. – If you can stand the Swamp writer’s bent.

      the procedures Trump is thinking about using to not spend some of the additional domestic spending that was agreed to when he signed the omnibus. If the president used these procedures by notifying Congress and then waiting for its approval, the Trump impoundments would be legal.
      But that may not be possible. To go into effect, a “rescission” — the cancellation of an already-enacted appropriation and what Trump supposedly wants to do — requires Congress to pass legislation approving the president’s proposals within 45 legislative days.
      https://www.forbes.com/sites/stancollender/2018/04/04/trumps-new-domestic-spending-intrigue-may-be-to-ignore-the-law/#5d7afd357ee4

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  7. AmericaFirst says:

    Even making this effort, regardless of the result, is going to be deeply resented by those pushing the mainstream narrative that President Trump is wasteful, etc. I keep reading about his trips to Mar-a-Lago, with never a mention that he does not have to rent a new place and have it re-vetted by the SS each and every trip, nor that it has been effective for entertaining heads of state.

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    • formerdem says:

      And that Marjorie Merriweather Post willed to the Park Service to serve as a venue for state visits and to be a winter White House, and that the govt accepted it, and returned it in 1981 due to not being able to keep up the maintenance. PDJT solved the maintenance issue and is using it as envisioned.

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  8. Sporty says:

    It is sure nice to watch the Progressives be outflanked.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. ristvan says:

    Politically, this is brilliant. The law allowing Presidentially requested rescissions has NEVER been used, IIRC. (Impoundment Control Act of 1974). So Trump leads from in front for again the first time. The probable recessions will include obvious Dem pork like the Schumer demanded Ny/NJ transportation $12 billion, which DOES NOT benefit in any way Trump’s flyover country, only deep blue east coast. But paid for by flyover country.
    It doesn’t matter whether Congress approves (MAGA) or rejects (Swamp) his rescission request. With respect to the upcoming midterms and his base Deplorables, he wins either way. He set the table for this midterm checkmate gambit when he first speculated on vetoing a porky omnibus, then relented and said never again to benefit the military part.
    Now, he shows himself a VSGPDT with this brilliant new Neber Before Used legislative gambit playing ‘chess’ many moves ahead of his opponents—even in a ‘simple’ flat 2 plus 1 time 3D dimensioned chess game.

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    • grlangworth says:

      ‘He wins either way.’
      …Exactly.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Margarite1 says:

      This is exactly why they didn’t want an outsider to be POTUS and why their witch hunt will continue.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Dixie says:

      Glad you are on our side.

      Liked by 1 person

    • noswamp says:

      Ok, I was with you ristvan, until the 2 plus 1 time 3D chess. Either way, what you wrote was brilliant. And I applaud you for such comments!

      President Trump thinks outside the box, we all know that but the American blue state independents are watching this and liking it.
      I hope he completely defunds planned parenthood!
      (Margaret Sanger be damned for killing so many babies, including her goal of mostly black babies). As you said with our RINOS, it won’t work, but still him putting it before the Congress will separate the true conservatives from the RINOS! Please let us vote these RINOS out of office.

      And I bet 30-40 percent of the Republicans in the Senate are RINOS. I hope this changes soon.

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      • noswamp says:

        30-40 percent of the Senate are RINOS, now put their support or lack of it for the President’s rescission? Now people have something where they go to the polls and remove those Senate bstards that are against the rescission. How much you want to bet that Graham will support it? He is a skilled politician. If he knows it will fail Graham will support the President to the end! If Graham feels it will succeed he will support the President to the end! BRILLIANT MOVE Mr. President! They are checkmated!

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      • nbkilgore says:

        noswamp; here’s some comfort, 24 House Republicans not seeking re election, 10 House Democrats not seeking re election, 4 Senate Republicans not seeking re election, 2 major anti-Trump obstructionist State Attorney Generals resigned – CA AG Xavier Becerra and SNY AG Eric Schneiderman out! FBI top tier anti POTUS core group out and DOJ top tier anti POTUS core group are out and house cleaning on going! Bad news is Mitch McConell, Lindsey Graham and Warner of the Senate Intel are holding out!

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    • Proud Deplorable says:

      From the Wikipedia entry for rescission: “Between 1974 and 2000, presidents submitted 1178 rescission proposals totaling $76 billion, of which Congress accepted 461 totaling $25 billion.[4] The last presidential rescission proposal was made for fiscal year 2000 during the Clinton administration.”

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    • cdquarles says:

      Not quite, Rud; but, yes, this is genius. See: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-320T.
      NB that Ronaldus Magnus used it quite a bit, back in the day. Also note the contrast between the Clinton years (though it isn’t broken out by which Congress) and GW Bush’s years.

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  10. Sporty says:

    Now get rid of this Iran deal and get out money back.

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  11. jefcool64 says:

    Should also add (in case forgotten) the bill is a spending bill and not a budget per se.

    Pass it, spend what you want, then shock–give back the money you don’t need (of which there is plenty Trump has no intention of spending)

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  12. Cow wow says:

    Our PDJT announces this on the very same day our fabulous First LADY announces her ‘be the best you can be’ program.
    They do dance so beautifully together, what? I’m sure she inspires him to be his best-and we rejoice!

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  13. tdaly14 says:

    I read it’s 11 to 22 Billion and of course congress doesn’t want to cut a smidgen.

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  14. andyocoregon says:

    It’s high time our President had Line Item Veto authority.

    Liked by 4 people

    • 4sure says:

      The line item veto for the POTUS was declared unconstitutional in 1998 by the SCOTUS in a 6-3 ruling.

      Liked by 3 people

    • scott467 says:

      “It’s high time our President had Line Item Veto authority.”

      ____________________

      This could be a NEW way to have exactly that.

      For one thing, if I understand correctly, an Omnibus Bill doesn’t have any Constitutional requirement that the president SPEND the money appropriated according the the ‘instructions’… UNLIKE a lawful ‘Budget’, which an ‘Omnibus Bill’ is not.

      But the scum got so accustomed to not passing an actual budget during the entire 8 years of Traitor 44 Hussein the Islamic Usurper, that they forgot.

      So until Congress-criminals actually pass a BUDGET, every time they send an Omnibus Bill to the president, Trump should have a nationally televised RESCISSION TELETHON.

      For as long as it takes, keep the cameras ROLLING, and call out each and every Congressman and Senator who has PORK inserted into the bill.

      Characterize that PORK in the most Trumpian way possible.

      Then give the Congress-criminal the opportunity, on national television, to attempt to defend that disgusting PORK.

      They won’t. Not in the bright hot Klieg lights of day, while the whole nation watches and laughs at these baboons in $5k dollar suits and dresses.

      Their evil and corruption CANNOT withstand scrutiny in the Light of Day.

      And DJT, with his TV experience, is exactly the man to run this kind of show. Expose each and every one, individually, on national television.

      The ratings would beat the Super Bowl.

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      • ImHopeful says:

        Loving the telethon idea – I can see it now in big bright lights. Maybe instead of the big fundraising thermometer that keeps going up – he has a big budget “savings” thermometer that goes down, down, down with each cut – from in the red to the yellow and finally into the green. While the live crowd yells something like “take ‘er down!” as each cut is announced. “Make America Rich Again” – Big fun for the whole family!

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        • Tegan says:

          Remember how USA Today had a list of casualties during the Bush administration to embarrass him…and it disappeared overnight when Obama came into office and there were more casuslities during his term. Well, there can be something done like that…a daily list of pork” by state and which Congressional member put it in.

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      • Redhotsnowman says:

        #1 pay per view event of all time. Use proceeds towards the national debt. Win win win win win!

        Liked by 3 people

      • AH_C says:

        Id actually pay to see it. Further impressing the critters how much we hate them.

        Liked by 1 person

      • noswamp says:

        Brilliant post!

        Like

  15. Carl Pacifico says:

    Perhaps, one line item will be the slush fund for sexual escapade payoffs by congressional leaders.

    Liked by 9 people

  16. scott467 says:

    “With the military shored-up, the sketchy pork hidden inside the Omnibus needs to be addressed while deconstructing the deep state apparatus. So,…. the White House is talking with congress about NOT spending the appropriations.”

    ___________________

    Should be the most simple thing ever done. What makes it so unusual is simply that it has never been done before.

    Here’s how it goes, and it must be nationally televised:

    DJT: Ms. Collins, Senator from Loon… uh, Maine. It says here in the Omnibus bill passed a few months ago that you inserted a Porkulus Spending amendment for $10 million to study the mating habits of trans-sexual Bengal tigers in the wild.

    Ms. Collins, do you even HAVE any tigers “in the wild” in Maine? Trans-sexual or otherwise? Would you like the opportunity to DEFEND this disgusting waste of taxpayer dollars to the national television audience Ms. Collins? Or would you rather just say “cut it” and I’ll move on?

    NEXT…

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    • nimrodman says:

      “Representative Pelosi, can you tell us more about this $14 million earmark to the California University system to establish a Department of Socialist Post-Modern Lesbian Interpretive Dance”?

      Liked by 7 people

    • ImHopeful says:

      And that works with the Telethon format – and with each cut that giant thermometer goes down again! I think public shaming and tracking of dollars saved will do wonders for our entire budgeting process – bring it on – it will put all those stupid reality shows to shame with it’s ratings. This is good stuff – if anyone on VSGPDJT’s team is reading this – we like the telethon idea!

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    • Lemmy says:

      Remember the last “bipartisan” meeting when he left the cameras on and rolled all of them cucks?

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  17. waltherppk says:

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  18. drawfortruth says:

    A cartoon I did years ago on Washington spending at https://wp.me/pBdoV-Jb. I hope the link works.

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  19. Monadnock says:

    Knew this was coming, just didn’t know how….. SMILING 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Summer says:

    How about redirecting the unused funds to pay for the WALL? That would be money well spent.

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  21. waltherppk says:

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  22. fleporeblog says:

    This is fantastic! It will easily pass in the House. However, will there be 50 Senators (Republicans & Democrats) that will vote yes. I can’t wait for Senate Republicans to explain why they can’t vote yes on this Recission.

    Welcome to the real world Swamp Critters!

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    • Minnie says:

      Let the games begin!

      They will show their true colors, as another Treeper stated on page 1, it is a WIN/WIN.

      Mr. President knows exactly what he’s doing!

      And we are forever grateful!

      🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸

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    • BobBoxBody says:

      More sunlight! The scumbags aren’t going to be able to explain away the fact that they keep running away from their own campaign platforms forever to their constituents! Either put up (and get re-elected) or shut-up (and get primaried and replaced)!

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  23. 4sure says:

    I hope Trump ID’s the pork by state and criminalcongressman and ridicules the item. Time to shame these b@$&@#%$.

    He should have a stack of fake $100 bills with a fire pit going and each time he ID’s a pork item, take the appropriated amount of money and toss it in the fire pit. He could say, at least we are generating more hot air in DC w/the money.

    Or, he could have a computerized screen that would show the Southern border and a portion of the new wall would go up, as he ID’d the pork program paying for that section of the wall. I suspect by the time he is through, a 50 foot high wall 10 feet deep would be built along every single inch of the border.

    He should do something graphically to show how the pork could be used. Or how it is being wasted.

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  24. Marica says:

    WOW! Talk about going on OFFENSE!! This is no holds barred -Guns A’Bazin!! Love our VSGPDJT! The epitome of Be Best! ;0

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Convert says:

    As is increasingly the case, Trump is expressing the wishes of a comfortable majority of the American people, while the rest of DC and the media fight him tooth and nail. Look for his approval numbers to climb bigly– another 5 % at least. And the spineless corrupt backstabbing lying pieces of crap who call themselves the Senate Republicans will continue to reveal their despicableness!

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  26. WeThePeople2016 says:

    “A Very Stable Genius President approved the Omnibus to gain the needed financing for the military.

    With the military shored-up, the sketchy pork hidden inside the Omnibus needs to be addressed while deconstructing the deep state apparatus. So,…. the White House is talking with congress about NOT spending the appropriations.”

    I knew that was what he was doing, but some people including Trump supporters on radio and TV got all bent out of shape that Trump didn’t keep his campaign promise. Trump’s first priority was to get the financing for the military come h*ll or high water. Once he did that, all bets are off.

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  27. Granny Who says:

    The problem is Congress has to be reacquainted with budget spending. It has been a foreign concept to them for so long, they can’t see the forest for the trees. Shame on them. Go for it, Mr. President. The deplorables are with you 100%.

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  28. kjf says:

    Where us the 23 trillion that is missinf from DOD and HUD grom 1998 to 2015??? Or is no obe going to talk about that since that will expose the REAL Deep State, you know the 800 pound gorilla in the room

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  29. CharterOakie says:

    Awesome move. Pure MAGA.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. AsksTooManyQuestions says:

    I think President Trump must get about as much sleep as Sundance!

    I can’t even keep up with reading about all they are doing, I can’t imagine how they actually do it!

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Florida_Frank says:

    VSG? I’ve seen it a bunch on here lately, but I am clueless as to what it means…

    Liked by 1 person

  32. DeWalt says:

    Cut the UN funding and tell them the rent is due.

    Liked by 5 people

  33. bayoukiki says:

    Proving once again that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Or pig. Or whatever

    Liked by 1 person

  34. WEEKLY Build-the-Wall TELETHON hosted by President Trump and Cabinet:
    • $1 Billion Cut-to-Fund GOAL each week
    • Citizen Call-ins to propose Pork Cuts
    • Congress on tap to respond
    • … or the Cabinet Member who would have to spend the money

    CSPAN shows TWIN on-screen GRAPHICS:
    • Progress toward $1 Billion Goal
    • Map of Border Wall Funded so far

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  35. He’s amazing………………just amazing.

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  36. Mexico will end up paying for the wall.

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  37. Bill says:

    The President is giving Congress 2 more times to align with decreased spending going into the 2018 mid-terms. This recission is the first, and the Sept spending gap is the second.
    Just in time for the Republican primaries and the mid-terms.

    Politically very well p;payed Mr. President.

    By Nov. the President will be on a steam roller and not aligning with the Chief Executive is going to be painful. (Think NAFTA departure, DOJ IG report, 28,000 sealed indictment unleashed…..)

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    • 2018 Supplements:
      • 10 Bilateral Trade Deals
      • North Korean Denuclearization
      • Iranian Secular Coup
      • Racial Harmony Summit
      • DACA Termination
      • E-Verify for Businesses
      • Election Integrity Controls

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    • Lindenlee says:

      The budget is due for passage/adoption on September 30. The CongressCritters should benworking on the appropriations committee RIGHT NOW. Let’s all weite our Congresscritters NOW telling them that we are expecting a constitutional budget by September 30th, and WE ARE WATCHING.

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  38. Donna in Oregon says:

    This is the best news. I’ve been waiting for this news since Newt Gingrich balanced the budget.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Tegan says:

      The talk of pork and the inane “grants” demonstrates just why the universities are so in the trough, so to speak. They get the big grants to study esoteric (but vitality important, you understand) topics like why red butterflies reject sexual overtures of yellow butterflies…in East Outer Mongolia. The grants provide salaries to pad the university butterfly department salaries, all are Uber liberals depending on the government to exist. Who will they vote for…anyone that can promise them more grants.

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  39. Chris Four says:

    “A rescission package is likely to face a difficult road to passage in the House and would appear to be dead on arrival in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been disinterested in the idea. Rescission bills only need simple majorities to pass and are not subject to a Senate filibuster” Hill.com

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    • AH_C says:

      You discount the will of the people as do the RINOs, to their soon to be regret. They are in a lose-lose position.

      And he’s doing it before most states have their primaries this summer. In each one, the candidates will have to take a stand. Expect a lot of donks to lose coast to coast.

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      • Chris Four says:

        Not me. Talk to Sen. Mitch. It his job to get the never Trump crew in line.

        Liked by 1 person

        • AH_C says:

          Got it.

          I’m guessing we need to put Mitch on resignation watch. Ryan is going bye bye and Trump is about to put the screws to Mitch to force him out.

          I’d like to see Bevins replace Mitch and his vice take the governorship. That’ll give them breathing room to become a force to be reckoned with when they stand for reelection.

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        • Farmkid says:

          On the topic of Mitch a simple strategy from:
          power line blog.com POSTED ON MARCH 29, 2018 BY PAUL MIRENGOFF IN CHUCK SCHUMER, DEMOCRATS, SENATE
          MAKE THE DEMOCRATS PAY FOR STALLING TRUMP’S NOMINEES

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  40. Chris Four says:

    The proposed rescission represents 1% of the omnibus budget. (15 billion rescission/ 1.3 trillion omnibus)

    “The formal request in spending, higher than the $11 billion that had been expected, is likely to come on Tuesday. It is the largest individual rescission request since the passage of the 1974 budget act, said a senior administration official.

    Nearly half of the $15 billion — $7 billion — will come from two accounts in the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The White House sees the cuts as uncontroversial because the money represents unspent funds from expired programs, such as a fund to reimburse some state expenses in fiscal 2017.”

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    • PS says:

      Wait, the VA can’t find funds to help vets get medical care, and DoEd had $7 billion in a rainy day fund from cancelled programs? What’s going on in Washington DC?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Chris Four says:

        In a normal budgetary process you would do a budget transfer from one fund to another fund. Also the VA is within the DOD budget which is flush. Something is differently messed up.

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    • Farmkid says:

      Is CHIP the new third rail in Congress? Seems that would be the Democrats dream if Republicans go after that?

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  41. alligatriot says:

    Prepare for history to repeat itself. The difference is this time, that new Sheriff we voted for won’t abide the squealers protestations.

    From a February 2015 Rush Limbaugh show:

    “I want to take you back 20 years ago just to show you how this is done and how their playbook doesn’t change. This is from our TV show in 1995. It’s a montage of a bunch of Democrats talking about the Republicans and the budget. This is the monumental budget fight of 1995. The school lunch bill and all of that.

    THOMAS BARRETT: Why do the Republicans want to take apples and milk away from six year olds?
    LYNN WOOLSEY: Starving children is not the solution.
    RICHARD GEPHARDT: The Republicans are taking food out of the mouths of millions of needy children.
    GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: It’s cruel to kids.
    DICK DURBIN: Stop declaring war on our kids.
    TED KENNEDY: War on their children. War on their children.
    PAT SCHROEDER: I also would like to speak to a moment about the mean-spiritedness I’m hearing about on the floor today.
    PAUL VOLCKER: But how can they be so mean-spirited?
    RICHARD GEPHARDT: These cuts are mean-spirited.
    JOSE SERRANO: The mean-spirited Republicans.
    PAUL WELLSTONE: It is mean-spirited. It is vicious.
    JERRY NADLER: These draconian, mean-spirited and immoral cuts in funding.
    PAT SCHROEDER: We’re seeing draconian cuts.
    ALBERT WYNN: Once again, they’re playing Robin Hood in reverse, taking from the poor to give to the rich.
    LUIS GUTIERREZ: We’re gonna let the kids go hungry again.
    JOHN LEWIS: They’re coming for our children. They’re coming for the poor. They’re coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled. ”

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/02/04/democrats_resort_to_old_playbook/

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  42. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Suppose it’s possible the President could be using “recission request” as a bargaining chip to hammer the rino’s and dems for permanent middle class tax cuts, or possible wall funding, b4 the mid-terms. These politicians do love their perks. If they have to throw a few extra sheckels to the serfs… Well, the President might find smoother sailing getting his appointee’s and what-not.

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  43. Plain Jane says:

    Is NPR, NEA, etc. on the cut list. Hopefully.

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  44. AH_C says:

    Bwahaha. And all the trolls that swore Trump was duty bound to spend every penny as proscribed by Congress’ omnibus.

    Hey stupid, hold Trump’s diet coke as he shows you how wrong you were from 6 ways to Sunday.

    Bwahaha…
    Winning…
    MAGA

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  45. MaineCoon says:

    2 U.S. Code § 683 – Rescission of budget authority

    (a) Transmittal of special messageWhenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including the termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), or whenever all or part of budget authority provided for only one fiscal year is to be reserved from obligation for such fiscal year, the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message specifying—

    (1) the amount of budget authority which he proposes to be rescinded or which is to be so reserved;

    (2) any account, department, or establishment of the Government to which such budget authority is available for obligation, and the specific project or governmental functions involved;

    (3) the reasons why the budget authority should be rescinded or is to be so reserved;

    (4) to the maximum extent practicable, the estimated fiscal, economic, and budgetary effect of the proposed rescission or of the reservation; and

    (5) all facts, circumstances, and considerations relating to or bearing upon the proposed rescission or the reservation and the decision to effect the proposed rescission or the reservation, and to the maximum extent practicable, the estimated effect of the proposed rescission or the reservation upon the objects, purposes, and programs for which the budget authority is provided.
    (b) Requirement to make available for obligation

    Any amount of budget authority proposed to be rescinded or that is to be reserved as set forth in such special message shall be made available for obligation unless, within the prescribed 45-day period, the Congress has completed action on a rescission bill rescinding all or part of the amount proposed to be rescinded or that is to be reserved. Funds made available for obligation under this procedure may not be proposed for rescission again.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/2/683

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