5/5/17, "President Trump Signs HR 244 – The Continuing Spending Resolution – Into Law," tcth, sundance
"The provisional spending bill that funds government through September 30th, the end of fiscal year 2017."...
"The basic principle the entire professional political class seem to
overlook is the reasoning for the CR itself. Congress has been unable
to fulfill its budgetary obligation since 2007.
In fact, the last federal budget (fiscal year ’08) was signed into
law in September of 2007. By the conclusion of this CR it will have
been an entire decade without a federal budget.
Perspective: ♦ Over half of all elected federal
politicians have never held elected office in any year with a federal
budget in place. ♦ Almost two-thirds of Republicans in congress have
never known a federal budget for a single day in office.
THAT FACT should be the target of the ire from all Americans, particularly conservatives. However, hypocritically, it is not.
For some reason ankle-biters, antagonists, and crony constitutional
punditry amid the various CONservative outlets, choose instead to focus
their criticism toward the first president in our lifetime to actually
deliver on conservative policy, conservative values and expressed policy
objectives/outcomes that benefit all common sense Americans....Allow me to clarify...with an apt metaphor.
President Trump arrived at the White House as it was burning down
from the prior 15 years of inherently corrupt, and in many cases absent,
The national debt doubled in one single administration as hoards of
special interests raided the national treasury. Congress did squat to
prevent the theft; and in many cases a solid argument can be made that
they actually participated in the raiding.
Simultaneous to this arrival, the most dangerous nuclear military
threat since the Cuban missile crisis was laid directly at the feet of
the incoming administration, North Korea.
Through the prior four administrations
no concrete policy to stop the nuclear threat from
growing was at the forefront of national security policy.
However, worse than not doing anything to stop it, the prior
administrations’ did nothing to prepare the nation for the possibility
of the worst case scenario: their inability to stop it.
The reality of this landscape is what President Trump addressed upon arrival.
With this North Korea crisis stark and looming, the first priority of
President Trump has been to immediately build-up a military force so
that we at least have a preventative option in the event diplomacy
fails, and a worst case scenario evidences itself.
As a direct and real consequence, the military spending WAS/IS the
top short-term budgetary priority for a long-term survival need. President Trump let everyone know national security via the military
investment need was priority number one; because the reality is: the
threat from North Korea is national security issue number one.
That urgent financial objective, to fund the restoration of a strong military, was met.
The rest, all other priorities, can and will be addressed in an
actual budget for fiscal year 2018 that has been put forth by President
And, I’m sure, our president will go to the mattresses if needed to
fight for the next level priorities to complete the policy objectives of
Remember these words: “either we have a country or we don’t”…"
Added: Pres. Trump "rightly qualifies his signature today (5/5/17) and delivers congressional
notification of how the 2,000 page omnibus spending bill will be interpreted."...
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Do as I say: US has operated without a federal budget for almost a decade. Two thirds of Republicans in congress haven't known a fed. budget for a single day. Over half of all elected fed. politicians have never held office in a year with a fed. budget in place-The Last Refuge, sundance
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