Lance Gooden

Over the next few weeks, Congress will focus its attention toward appropriations for the next fiscal year. The appropriations process is a D.C. term for “spending money we don’t have”. This week we’re voting on nearly $1 trillion in discretionary spending, even though Democrats still haven’t submitted a budget for 2020. How can we possibly hope to balance a budget that doesn’t exist?

Once again, Democrats have chosen to put forward a massive appropriations package that increases the deficit, contains dozens of unacceptable liberal policies, and has no chance of being signed into law. This bill:

  • Was created without bipartisan negotiated spending limits. These spending levels would cause sequestration and create disastrous consequences for our military.
  • Includes provisions that would prohibit funding to secure our border.
  • Does not include a prohibition on releasing detainees from Guantanamo Bay.
  • Uses taxpayer dollars to pay lawyers for illegal aliens crossing the border.
  • Increases funding for the EPA by 8%.
  • Fails to include key regulatory relief for livestock producers and sportsmen.

Democrats are refusing to cooperate with the president for political reasons. In order to deny President Trump a perceived victory, they are obstructing rather than legislating. As a result, they’ve created an out-of-control spending package full of radical ideas. I am voting NO on this reckless appropriations bill.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.