Trump Budget  (Page 1)

Trump, Republicans Thinking About Cutting Spending From Omnibus Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 5:00pm 4/3/2018 at 5:00pm
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Remember that awful omnibus bill the government passed last month? The backlash was swift and strong.

Apparently, lawmakers listened because reports suggest Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have started to look at ways to slash spending from the $1.3 trillion bill.

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Eeyores and concern trolls out in force after Omnibus crap sandwich

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:05pm 3/24/2018 at 8:05pm
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In the early days of Legal Insurrection, particularly after Obama’s 2008 victory at least through the 2010 midterms, I often saw the word “eeyore” used to describe those in the conservative blogosphere whose main role in life was to spread gloom.

I also learned about a few types of common blog trolls:

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Trump signing Omnibus Bill in context of upcoming confrontations with North Korea and Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:30pm 3/23/2018 at 4:30pm

The Omnibus bill Trump signed today is a crap sandwich.

Sure, with over a trillion dollars in spending there are some individual items that could be praised, but as a totality it’s a monstrosity, a POS, a sellout to the worst of D.C. big spending.

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Congress Releases $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill Days Before Friday Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00am 3/22/2018 at 11:00am
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Congress released its 2,232 page, $1.3 trillion omnibus bill late Wednesday night, which is only about 48 hours before the deadline for passage.

That’s right. Lawmakers have basically 24 hours to read through the bill and pass it by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

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Government Faces Shutdown on Friday if Congress Cannot Pass Spending Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/19/2018 at 1:00pm

Yes, the government is facing another shutdown if Congress does not pass a spending bill to fund the government through the end of September by midnight on Friday.

It may not be that easy since some Republicans have scoffed at the $1.2 trillion price tag.

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Trump Budget Will Have Major Impact on Student Loans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00pm 2/18/2018 at 3:00pm
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This is a good thing. We need to stop throwing buckets of cash at higher education.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Trump’s budget majorly impact student loans, but is it a bad thing?

Under the new budget that President Trump proposed on Monday, several student loan programs are slated to take major hits.

The Public Service...

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Trump Unveils $4 Trillion Budget Concentrating on Infrastructure, Cutting Red Tape

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/12/2018 at 1:00pm
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President Donald Trump has rolled out the budget for 2019, written by budget director Mick Mulvaney. While it demands cuts to federal spending, it avoids balancing the budget within 10 years.

Infrastructure received the main point of the budget for $1.5 trillion and cutting red tape. Trump tweeted out that after the...

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Why was Rand Paul the only Senator fighting a budget deal that includes $1T in spending?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00am 2/9/2018 at 7:00am

On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul succeeded in blocking a vote on the so-called Budget Deal (which we discussed thusly Wednesday). In so doing, the federal government shut down at 12:01 AM.

An hour and a half later, the Senate invoked cloture, voted on the huge spending deal reached by both parties Wednesday...

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Senate Reaches Trillion Dollar Budget Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:18pm 2/7/2018 at 7:18pm

Wednesday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Schumer announced the Senate had come to a budget agreement. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the deal “a significant bipartisan step forward.”

The agreement keeps the government open for six weeks and provides two years of massive spending hikes.

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Are We Headed Towards Another Government Shutdown? Here’s What Everyone’s Saying

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/18/2018 at 3:00pm
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Every year, Congress faces the same budgetary deadline and every year, drama surrounding said deadline engulfs the news cycle. You’d think at some point they’d plan ahead and sort this business out well in advance of the deadline, but it’s much harder to lambast your opponent and score political points...

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Democrats Holding Spending Bill Hostage Over DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/8/2018 at 3:00pm
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While everyone is gushing over Oprah Winfrey, the Democrats in D.C. can hide the fact that they’re holding the spending bill hostage over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program.

Before Christmas, Congress passed a short term spending bill to keep the government running until January 19. The Democrats have made...

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Rep. Brady Insists Changes to 401(K) Funds Still an Option With Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/25/2017 at 2:30pm
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I’ve been keeping an eye on tax reform and ideas to make changes to 401(k) retirement funds have caught my eye. At first, tax writers wanted to tax your earnings before you place money in the fund. Then over the weekend they floated the idea of changing the pre-tax limit to...

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What is wrong with this picture? Spending cuts off the table as tax reform moves forward

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am 10/22/2017 at 9:00am
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Last month, I blogged how Congress floated around making changes to 401(k) retirement plans in order to make up for lost “revenue” due to tax cuts. That change was taxing the earnings before a person places money into the fund.

Another idea has come up and it’s even worse. Now they are...

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Trump Budget Would Force Sanctuary Cities to Follow the Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/26/2017 at 12:30pm
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The rush to promote the idea of sanctuary cities was one of the left’s first reactions to Trump’s election victory last fall. Democrats, who pushed the expansion of executive power for eight years under Obama, suddenly liked the idea of local control.

Trump’s new budget takes aim at sanctuary cities and would...

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What’s in Congress’s Short-term Funding Agreement?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/1/2017 at 4:00pm
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Sunday night, Congress reached a budget deal that funds the federal government through the end September which is also the end of the fiscal year.

The budget, which has a pricetag of over $1 trillion (approximately $700 million per page), is being touted as a bipartisan effort though conservatives are less...

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Media hysteria over supposed Meals On Wheels cuts debunked from Left and Right

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/18/2017 at 7:00pm
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The internet exploded this week with the “news” that President Trump’s budget proposal included cutting and/or completely eliminating the Meals on Wheels program.  The headlines were outrageous clickbait that had little to do with the actual budget proposal.

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