On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the Omnibus bill, effectively funding Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary Cities, Chuck Schumer’s insanely expensive pet-project and a myriad of other things.
However, there is one outlying thing that was in that bill that is what Trump wants and that’s military funding. Such a thing is always welcomed, but did Trump give up too much in exchange for this?
Just as a reminder, here are just some of the things that this steaming-pile-of-turd-lawmakers-are-calling-a-bill effectively does:
Of course, there’s more to it than just what I’ve mentioned. The bill is over 2000 pages long and there’s a whole lot to cover, so I can’t get to absolutely everything, but these are some of the more important parts.
Now, almost every single one of these things in this omnibus bill go against the very idea of Making America Great Again.
Funding Planned Parenthood is horrendous. It’s horrible that we continue to provide funding for an organization that commits one of the most horrendous atrocities in human history on a daily basis.
We are also providing funding for Sanctuary cities, which goes against the biggest reason people voted for Trump: illegal immigration.
The funding of sanctuary cities places illegals ahead of Americans, which is the polar opposite of what Trump ran on, so it’s understandable if Trump supporters are ticked off at him over this.
Chuck Schumer’s pet project, the Gateway Bridge, is not something that should cost a tenth of what we’ll be giving the military.
“Fixing” the FBI’s background check system only works if every state gives the correct information about registered owners to the FBI. Some recent shootings occurred partly because the FBI did not get the correct information, or any at all, about the specific shooter. As with abortion, some states don’t give necessary information to federal authorities.
Ensuring that we “secure U.S. elections from Russia” stems strictly on the idiotic and false belief that Trump colluded with Russia to beat Hillary. Would that statute have even gotten into the bill if Hillary had won? Yes, it’s part of national security, but it’s borne of malicious intent and a ridiculous notion that Trump had to cheat to win.
33 miles of secondary fencing isn’t nearly enough for the 700 mile border across the south, but this is honestly more than we have gotten from Democrats when it comes to border security to this point. While this isn’t even close to being the wall we were promised, we have to realize that not a single Democrat and Establishment Republican wants a wall. THEY are the ones standing in the way of the MAGA agenda.
Finally, $300 billion for military spending, which is great, but did we give up far too much just for that? Well, let’s not belittle how important funding our military truly is. If you saw the press conference when Trump announced he’d sign the bill, you’ll know that he made this whole thing about military spending and the importance of it.
If you saw the press conference, you saw that he mentioned that for the past few years (all thanks to Obama), we have had serious cuts to our military and defense. He mentioned that his job is to “keep America safe… nothing more important.”
He mentioned that, as a matter of national security, he signed the omnibus bill and immediately followed by saying: “there are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill,” but that if we wanted to rebuild our military, we were forced to have.
He then said: “I will never sign another bill like this again.”
Now, here’s the mindset I think Trump had: he felt he had no other choice, if he wanted to make our military stronger, than to sign this bill that he knows is terrible.
That, in essence, he was backed into a corner and had no other option than to sign this bill. Now, I know that he had the power to veto and, in my opinion, that’s likely what he should’ve done. Veto the bill, send it back to Congress to override it but put the entire blame on them for this.
But maybe he felt that this was going to be the best deal he would get to benefit our military. I don’t know. But something in his gut told him that he should sign this bill.
One thing that I’m clinging to to be true is this argument I’ve seen countless times on social media. Here’re the most important parts: “The Omnibus… [is] not an official ‘Federal Budget’… Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget… Per the Constitution… the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein. This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years… An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some ‘instructions’ as to how the money will be spent… Obama ignored them. He spent the money, or didn’t spend it, however he wanted to… like Obama, Pres Trump can spend this money on whatever he wants to. Or… not spend it. Planned Parenthood? What if our President decided to tell the Treas. Department to ‘slow-walk’ that money to Planned Parenthood… until the Senate gets off their ass and confirms his appointees? Sanctuary Cities? What if our President decided to ‘slow-walk’ that money too… until those Sanctuary Cities assist ICE in rounding up criminal illegal aliens?...”
And so on. Now, I don’t know if that’s all true. These are the words of someone on the internet and a lot of people are sharing this, but that doesn’t make it true. However, I do know that the President does have spending power (as evidenced by 8 years of Obama). If the comment above is correct, he could well use this to his advantage.
I believe him when he said that there are a lot of things in the bill that he’s unhappy about. I’m not about to throw him under the bus just because he signed what he felt was the best deal he would get out of the snakes that call themselves Republicans.
The military had to be funded and I doubt he wanted to risk losing that in exchange for nothing. I’m not about to simply give up on him and give up this country to the rotten Washington Establishment that put him between a rock and a hard place. This was a bill that was horrible for Americans, and we all knew that, including the Republican Establishment, who were all too happy to deliver this Christmas gift to the Democrats.
Trust me, I don’t like this bill any more than you or Trump does. I don’t know if this will come back to bite the Establishment in the butt as the aforementioned comment suggests and I don’t know if military funding will outweigh everything else that the Democrats and the Swamp get here. But what I do know is that, under the right Congress, we will never have to be in such a dark place again.
We have invested far too much in Trump and the Make America Great Again movement for this one thing to keep us from continuing our support for one of the greatest Presidents we’ve seen in a long time. I don’t know if signing this bill was a mistake. I think it was, but even then, I’m not willing to throw Trump under the bus for this. He did what he felt he had to do and I hope he prayed to God for guidance here.
And I hope he prays for continued guidance as we move along. If he indeed does have the power that the aforementioned comment says he does, then this has at least some potential to be a blessing in disguise. I hate the idea of funding the baby killers. I hate the idea of funding the Sanctuary Cities and I hate the fact that this is one of the most expensive bills we’ve seen in recent time.
But there’s a reason for everything. Personally, I’ve seen more Trump supporters who will still back him despite this, understanding that he didn’t want to sign this bill and that the Establishment essentially has forced him to do it than I’ve seen Trump supporters be incessantly angry with him over this, thinking this is the beginning of the end of the Trump administration.
Whether this will mark the beginning of the end of Trump will remain to be seen. But either way, we should have faith in God that there’s something great waiting for us. We should pray that this isn’t the end of Trump’s administration, but have faith that there will never be an end of GOD’s administration.
The Swamp may have gotten what they wanted with this, but I refuse to lay down and surrender to them. Trump’s very election indicates that the Establishment can be defeated (since he beat Hillary who cheated in the election and still lost). What we need to ensure is that no Establishment Republican ever wins anything of significance again. I single out Republicans because there will always be Democrats in Congress. California alone guarantees that.
What I’m trying to say is that, while the Swamp may have won the battle, they haven’t won the war.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
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