CONGRESS TO DECIDE ON SPENDING CAPS: OUT OF MONEY BECAUSE OF NO BUDGETS, RESOLUTIONS EXPIRE, REFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD…

Posted on November 14, 2017

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Townhall: “Why would a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican president repeal the best weapon against runaway federal spending in 30 years?
That may happen later this year if Congress doesn’t extend the Budget Control Act of 2011, which includes spending caps and sequester spending cuts if those caps are violated. The BCA has been one of the most successful anti-spending policies of modern times, and it helped bring the spending blitz during Barack Obama’s first two years in office to a screeching halt.”

“After the budget caps were installed, federal spending fell for three years in a row — the first time that had happened since the 1950s, despite the most liberal, pro-spending president since Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama. Even the much-maligned sequester cuts of 2013 had a positive effect in cutting government domestic and defense spending by 3 or 4 percent across the board. Most Americans hardly noticed these modest cuts…
Now Republicans want to scrap caps completely and return to the wild West of spending. Democrats are all too happy to go along. If this happens, you can toss all remaining dreams of spending discipline out the window. The debt will accelerate if there are no spending guard rails. To borrow a phrase from P.J. O’Rourke: This would be about as wise as handing a teenager the car keys and a bottle of booze.”

Government runs out of money because it does not have budgets, the continuing resolutions expire. When renewed we refund EPA green causes, sanctuary cities, Planned Parenthood, school lunches… The party the people elected allows the losers to control policies and the spending to fund them. Why elect the GOP? The minority dems are blocking the people’s agenda, Pres Trump’s Make America Great Again, with the support of the republicans.

A short term deal had to be made with the dems in September for the debt ceiling. Let in blow up.


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Townhall- Hey, Republican Big Spenders: Keep the Spending Caps

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