Remember way back in the good ol’ days when John Boehner was speaker, Harry Reid controlled the Senate and B. Hussein Obama was in the White House? We couldn’t get anything done. We were powerless to stop the liberal agenda because Boehner kept telling us we only controlled one-half of one-third of the government.
We’d have to just keep plodding along and accept our fate. Then in 2014, the GOP controlled the Senate, but no, we couldn’t do anything then either, because Obama would veto anything.
Now we have the House. We have the Senate. We even have the White House.
And the GOP majority is still useless. Impotent. And maybe worst of all, not even interested in being conservative.
As the Daily Caller reports, As per the usual arrangement, on Sunday Republicans reached a deal with Democrats to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will avoid a government shutdown through September. Here’s what’s in the bill: funding for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, the Iran deal, the National Endowment for the Arts, and sanctuary cities. Here’s what’s not in the bill: funding for President Trump’s planned border wall. Incredibly, the new omnibus even includes a measure to increase the influx of temporary workers under H-2B visas through September.
Republicans caved again. They were elected to overturn Obamacare. They haven’t, and they won’t – even the supposed planned vote this week on Obamacare repeal doesn’t repeal Obamacare. They were elected to build Trump’s border wall. They haven’t, and there are no immediate plans to do so. They were elected to defund Planned Parenthood. They haven’t. As Bloomberg points out:
Overall, the compromise resembles more of an Obama administration-era budget than a Trump one. The National Institutes of Health, for example, would see a $2 billion boost, reflecting the popularity of medical research among lawmakers. The deal includes $990 million for famine aid, along with a $1.1 billion boost for disaster recovery funds…More than 70 anti-environmental policy riders in the bill were defeated…
So let’s just say it…this really sucks. It’s just sickening to be hearing the same old song over and over again.
Well folks, in 2018 we have another chance to work on cleaning out Washington. If Donald Trump can’t drain the swamp, we’ll just have to do it ourselves, one Senator and Representative at a time.
But lord knows how we’ll ever be able to tackle the bloated bureaucracy…
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of Do I Need To Slap You?]