“Let’s all pray that the President will have the wisdom to sign the bill so the government doesn’t shut down… (Amen?) Charles “Chuck” Grassley
AND PRAISE THE LORD! HE HAS HEARD AND GRANTED ST. CHARLES’ SUPPLICATION ON VALENTINES DAY
For good reason no doubt The Good Senator felt it unnecessary to point out the debt implicit in the pork-laden spending bill. Excerpt from Daniel Horowitz article below:
. . . It feels like it was yesterday when I was watching the news as a kid with my parents in 1995, listening to Newt Gingrich, during the infamous shutdown fight, warn about the dire consequences of crossing the $5 trillion debt milestone. It feels like it was yesterday when I was writing press releases for candidates in “the year of the Tea Party” on how Obama and the Pelosi Congress took the debt to $14 trillion in such a short period of time. Now, over eight years into varying degrees of GOP control of Congress and the White House, we have crossed the $22 trillion mark, expanding the debt more rapidly than at any time in our history. Whereas the debt exploded by $5 trillion during Bush’s eight-year tenure, a shocking figure at the time, it has now increased $8 trillion just since Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and by $4 trillion over the past four years, since they controlled at least two of the three political organs of government.
Now, the only question Republicans have is how many pennies of border security they will fight for, while refusing to challenge any of the nonessential and even harmful programs of the federal government. The GOP platform on debt and spending is a lie from top to bottom, as Republicans plan to pass more budget bills allowing us to blow through the budget caps without any effort to systemically reform the way we budget.
Now that Republicans are planning to cave on border funding, can they at least force a confrontation with Democrats over spending levels for functions of government that are nowhere near as important as border security? Thus, departments like HUD, which were able to completely shut down for a month with nobody noticing, will continue to enjoy record spending. We will continue to provide security for Kabul and Baghdad with the beefed-up military budget since last year’s budget deal, but no funding for our border or meaningful use of the military to protect our own sovereignty from the daily incursions by the most brutal cartels on earth.
Why even have a Republican Party any more? . . .
And so we ask, with such access to God’s ear and all, if St. Chuck might supplicate something like the following as well:
“Let us all pray that American voters will have the wisdom, the will, and the energy to rid this nation of corrupt Democrats, dishonest “Republicans, and ignorant Socialists and treasonous “deep staters” and elect/reelect to office people who love freedom and this nation, and really do wish to make America great once again.”
“And Lord,we also pray that current Republican officeholders and GOP state and county committees somehow find the courage to meet their commitments and fulfill their promises to those who elect them. And that both officeholders and committees somehow gain the wisdom and the will to defend, support, and advance the values and principles on which America was founded and served as a beacon of freedom for the world
“And, if possible grant the GOP the spirit to put their country and its people first, ahead of their lust for power and personal gain.
“AMEN! ” DLH