Omnibus Spending Bills Avoid Meaningful Debate and Solutions

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by Lynda Bryant-Work The passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill as signed yesterday by Donald Trump represents a shortcut to everything that is wrong with Washington, D.C. By avoiding any semblance of the regular order budget process in favor of funding by crisis and failing to perform an important function: oversight. Congress opted instead for wasteful, inefficient and inappropriate funding of tens of billions of dollars in additional funding, with no meaningful reforms. In the simplest of terms, the omnibus is a spending bill that collects ALL the appropriation…

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Trump Sacrifices Homeland Security For “Beautiful Wall” And Tax Windfall

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump – as presidential candidate courted his fanatical campaign followers with absolute, unequivocal pledges to beef up border security and protect Americans from terror attacks. For example, his campaign speech in Phoenix, Arizona in August of 2016.  That campaign appearance was arranged for the purpose of erasing any confusion or doubt about what Trump’s intentions were concerning immigration, border protection and domestic security, including the threat of terrorism – particularly since Trump had been tacking away from his most aggressive rhetoric on the subject in months…

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