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Senate passes massive defense and health spending bill

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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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While you were distracted...

E.T.A.

New link
www.wsj.com...




www.washingtonpost.com... 9/18/ed6f8436-bb56-11e8-9812-a389be6690af_story.html?utm_term=.8f69c271d3e0



The short-term bill came attached to a massive budget package containing full-year 2019 funding for the Pentagon as well as for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments. GOP leaders designed the package to combine key Republican and Democratic priorities in an attempt to garner overwhelming bipartisan support. The package also aims to satisfy Trump’s desire for more military spending.


Gotta love those riders attached.



The legislation would not increase funding for the Homeland Security Department, which funds construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Seems a bit odd givin all the excitement over the border issues. I suppose a fight now on that issue would complicate the elections but why have the fight at all if it is not in the intrest of the majority of the country.



“Today’s bill reflects the prorities I think of both sides of the Capitol and both sides of the aisle,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior Appropriations Committee member. “It also fulfills, by the way, the president’s demand that he doesn’t want any more of the omnibus spending bills.”

One thing both sides in washington is spending your money and the only real argument there is how much.


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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

Good thread!

Remember when the republicans are promising you to cut the budget in future elections.

They are liars.

The dems and republicans that have the power are two sides to the same coin when it comes to the big issues; more spending, more bailouts of banks and such, more regime change wars.

And as we are no seeing, they will not tolerate even potential outsiders.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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The really sad thing is they aren’t spending our actual money anymore. They are putting every person in the country into more and more irresponsible debt.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The really sad thing is they aren’t spending our actual money anymore. They are putting every person in the country into more and more irresponsible debt.



Yep, and lets not forget, Trump will be the one to sign this, so its on him as well.

The whole thing is so transparently crooked; pass the buck to future generations.

At least people like bernie are honest about wanting to spend us into an oblivion of debt; the republicans lie year after year about cutting spending, and never, ever follow through.

Just like the dems lie about being the party of peace, but always seem to go along with regime changing wars.

At their roots, they are both the same party.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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Many of you wished me dead. Many of you perhaps still do. But I hold no grudges and seek no revenge. I demand only this...that you join with me in building a new Rome, a Rome that offers justice, peace and land to all its citizens, not just the privileged few. Support me in this task, and old divisions will be forgotten. Oppose me, and Rome will not forgive you a second time. Senators, the war is over.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

'Zactly. The deep state hides behind both red & blue otherwise known as the "Uni-Party." Globalist in nature and largely enabled by the scurge of lobbyists.

At the moment the leftist ideologies are more useful to them and helps create the partisan divide they desperately need to maintain cover and therfore their heads.

If the masses ever figure that out we win hands down.


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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

Um... before the hysteria....

It's a bill for funding until Dec 7th, 2018.

It's a Senate bill... hasn't passed the House.

If it does that, it will go to Trump, who said he wouldn't pass the next one without Wall funding.

So before we get our panties all in a knot, let's see where it goes... plenty of Bills get approved in the Senate that go nowhere.

Something to watch tho.

S&F... good catch!

Link that isn't behind a paywall.


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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
Remember when the republicans are promising you to cut the budget in future elections.


Fiscal conservatism does not mean fiscal responsibility.

One side wants to tax and spend. Balanced budgets.
One side wants to spend and not tax. Huge deficits.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Grambler
Remember when the republicans are promising you to cut the budget in future elections.


Fiscal conservatism does not mean fiscal responsibility.

One side wants to tax and spend. Balanced budgets.
One side wants to spend and not tax. Huge deficits.


Which side want balanced budgets? The dems? Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

My silkies are straight if you wanna check!

Do you really think trump would put up a fuss over signing it before the elections?


I did not even notice it was the post... so you gotta clean your cache if you see a pay wall.
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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: howtonhawky
a reply to: Lumenari

My silkies are straight if you wanna check!

Do you really think trump would put up a fuss over signing it before the elections?


Government shutdown is in two weeks if a bill doesn't pass.

Do you really think he wouldn't?

Welcome to the midterms!!!!


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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
Which side want balanced budgets? The dems? Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!


Not necessarily balanced, but they do want taxes to be high enough to cover our current spending.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Grambler
Which side want balanced budgets? The dems? Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!


Not necessarily balanced, but they do want taxes to be high enough to cover our current spending.


No they dont.

They want higher taxes AND increased spending.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Grambler
Remember when the republicans are promising you to cut the budget in future elections.


Fiscal conservatism does not mean fiscal responsibility.

One side wants to tax and spend. Balanced budgets.
One side wants to spend and not tax. Huge deficits.


Actually, fiscal conservatism means exactly that.

Guess you didn't notice that lowering taxes to a certain level increased government tax revenue?

Snip
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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
Guess you didn't notice that lowering taxes to a certain level increased government tax revenue?


Then why did the deficit go up by so much?



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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The short-term bill came attached to a massive budget package containing full-year 2019 funding for the Pentagon as well as for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments.




The legislation would not increase funding for the Homeland Security Department, which funds construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


What is there to be whining about?



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
If it does that, it will go to Trump, who said he wouldn't pass the next one without Wall funding.


More than that, he also said he'd never sign a bill that added that much debt. It will be interesting to see where this leads.



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posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Grambler
Remember when the republicans are promising you to cut the budget in future elections.


Fiscal conservatism does not mean fiscal responsibility.

One side wants to tax and spend. Balanced budgets.
One side wants to spend and not tax. Huge deficits.


The last administration added $10 trillion in new debt, and have the GD nerve to snip about the current one.

Get real.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Lumenari
If it does that, it will go to Trump, who said he wouldn't pass the next one without Wall funding.


More than that, he also said he'd never sign a bill that added that much debt. It will be interesting to see where this leads.




It will lead to more debt, let's face it, thats one thing government is very good at.
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