The latest Congressional omnibus is a total crock.
How could this happen?
President Trump campaigned and won on making good deals. He fired bad contestants every week on “The Apprentice,” but the latest budget made him look like the one who got fired. I am glad that Trump’s an outsider, but it looks like business as usual side-swiped him. Sure, we want people who do not originate from within the system, but we still need people who will take on the system, not the other way around.
The budget was a dud. I agree with Ann Coulter (again, but she still should have shown up in Berkeley)—waiting for “next time” is like Waiting for Godot, but even more absurd. This “next time” mentality does not exist for us. “Next Time” will not prevent another heinous murder like Kate Steinle’s. “Next time” doesn’t stop the illicit and pernicious drug trade poisoning our streets and communities. I am not interested in “Next Time”. Now is the acceptable time to get every budget done right.
The latest omnibus does not defund of Planned Parenthood. There’s no money for the wall along the United States’ southern border, but funding for walls in other war-torn countries in Asia and Africa. Wasn’t anyone paying attention when former Congressman Ron Paul questioned this foreign aid racket? We spend billions defending other borders, but pay less attention to protecting our own?
Trump, you were elected to drain the swamp, but the Swamp Thing isn’t going down the drain without a fight. The fight for our rights and good governance under the Constitution did not end on Election Day. We need to see more wins like the Republican reversals in the Rust Belt. It won’t end with confirming Neil Gorsuch, although I agree with Liberty Caucus champion Thomas Massie that this confirmation made your election worth it. Yes, there will be setbacks and limitations which will plague the your administration for years to come. But I am not settling for an ending to winning.
More winning, Trump. I haven’t gotten tired of it. Have you?
No funding for the wall? That was one outstanding signature promise of your entire campaign. Oh wait, silly me. Your press secretary Sean Spicer jousted with Breitbart reporters that the budget would help repair holes within 40 miles of the border…