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A 2200 Page Disaster

Updated on March 26, 2018
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Buzzy Stirs the Pot

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 26, 2018. Our flying friend, Buzzy, is at the table this morning preparing Banana Crunch French Toast for our enjoyment. He is hoping to take the sting out of the new spending bill that was just reluctantly signed by President Trump. Buzzy has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. I'd leave the door open for your arrival, but now that it is going to take forever to build a wall, it's necessary to take extra precautions to protect ourselves. We hope to see you soon.

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Just Say NO!

Thanks so much for joining us this morning. I would like to see the leaders of Congress kicked out on their collective behinds for behaving like buffoons when it comes to the new budget bill. They must have enormous disdain for all of us and the rest of Congress to dare to present a 2,200 page atrocity of a bill 24 hours before it was to be voted on. The rest of Congress was supposed to read it, digest and vote on it, and we all know that this bill was never read. The paper it was written on should have been set on fire for all it was worth. This ugly piece of legislation contains tons of wasteful spending, and it does very little to protect us as a nation. Leaders of both parties supported this mess, and although the president said he would not sign it, he did. If only he had said no and called out this bill for what it is, an insult and a joke.

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Fools Rush In

Would a sane person sign their name to a document without knowing what it said? Of course not, but this is exactly the way people like Nancy Pelosi like to get things done. Now she is happy as a drunken sailor telling anyone who is willing to listen that this budget is a resounding defeat for President Trump, because the Dems got everything they wanted and President Trump really didn't get the wall. That means we, the people, didn't really get a wall. MS 13 and the drug cartels must be celebrating. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was dancing along side Pelosi proclaiming that the Dems have accomplished many, many, many of their goals. The thought of that sticks in my throat, because I supported Donald Trump and I wanted to see his goals for our nation accomplished. The only thing coming out of this disastrous bill is funding for the decimated military, and that is a good thing, to be sure. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should re-visit their allegiances and priorities, because they supported this bill vigorously. In fact, they supported this bill too vigorously, and that is a real head scratcher, if not an outright betrayal. The president should have said no, and so be it if the government shut down.

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A Very Costly Mess

This bill, which is referred to as omnibus legislation, addresses everything and nothing at the same time. The White House asked for $25 billion for the border wall. That amount was reduced to $1.6 billion. President Trump should have vetoed this bill on that one insult alone. He campaigned for the wall. The American people want the wall. The Dems, who don't care about anything the American people care about, got their way. There is definitely something terribly wrong with the way we do business.

Congress cannot get their act together. They argue, they refuse to discuss, and in the end they fail to do their job. They are there representing us, because we all can't come to the table. Once they get to Washington, we recede into the background, and the ugly games begin. Although the Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House, it is a charade. In practice they don't control a thing. Thanks to some inane rules and the presence of so many Republicans in name only, we don't have a consensus on anything. It is a lose- lose situation. The horrible part is that our nation is mired in debt, our top priorities are not getting the attention they need, and in about six months we will have to endure this ugly process all over again. I hope we can survive it.


Buzzy's Song

Fly me to the moon

And let me live where I am free

Things are such a mess right now

We may be up a tree!

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning Dianna,

      If only wishes could come true. The swamp is enormous, but if anyone can do it, this president can.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      13 months ago

      I don't believe we will every see any movement from congress for the better during this decade. Wouldn't it be better to clean the house and screen the next members before allowing them to serve? Just wishing.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      13 months ago from now on

      Couldn't agree more!

    • maven101 profile image

      maven101 

      13 months ago from Northern Arizona

      TSAD...I'm afraid President Trump has made an implacable enemy of Congress simply by promising to do what Americans want him to do; Clean out the Swamp !! ...Congress will fight him every inch of the way to protect their privileged status, perks, and self-serving interests... Democracy is great until it is turned on its head and becomes a benevolent dictatorship, much like Orwell's "1984"...The advent of so-called "political correctness police" in every aspect of human relationships, the astounding acceptance of most Millennials that "Free Speech" should be censored to conform to their socialist (Read "leftist") ideology, otherwise you will be shouted down or worse, that post-modernism asserts that human nature does not exist, therefore there are no objective moral values... morality does not exist but is "contingent", all contribute to Orwell's dark future of a world without freedom...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      13 months ago from now on

      Well said maven! What is really going to happen, if the congress allows, is Trump will make Mexico pay for not paying! Lol, just wait and see.

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      maven101 

      13 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Tsad...You are correct...My bad...I should have said "Pay" for the Wall...Hopefully, President Trump will work his negotiating magic and achieve such...His comment about taking away from our Dep. of Defence budget gave me an itch I can't scratch...And I agree, President Trump should have acted on his threat to veto that massive pork bill...I remember when the Democrats shut down government and some guy showed up the next day with his own lawnmower and started cutting the grass on the Mall...Americans will always make it happen...I will never forget Todd Beamer's exhortation: LETS ROLL !!!...Drain the Swamp...Yell it from the rooftops...CLEAN OUT THE SWAMP !! Term limits, same insurance as their voters, pass no law that exempts Congress from the same laws...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      13 months ago from now on

      Brian, so a single google click convinces you? You need to learn the meaning of research which that is not.

      Maven, Trump said he'd make Mexico pay for the wall, not build the wall. There are many ways to make Mexico pay without them writing us a check - if Trump said they'll pay my bet is they will one way or another eventually.

      Nothing is more BS than Republican congressmen fearing blame for a gov't shut down - that's just an excuse for them to put through more wasteful spending which is actually, and history proves it, what they want. The last gov't shut down Obama blamed them for led to them getting control of the senate and electing Trump. How did it hurt them? Don't believe anything the media says.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning Brian,

      Wherever there is a wall, people are safer. Many countries have walls, and they work!

    • B. Leekley profile image

      Brian Leekley 

      13 months ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

      I Googled on:

      wall mexico pros cons

      and to me the con arguments were more convincing than the pro arguments.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I like it!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      13 months ago

      POP

      Who goes there! Friend or Foe? :)

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      See you at the Inn. Bolt the door...no Dems allowed!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      13 months ago

      POP

      Good idea, egg creams are flowing like water at the inn just thinking about it! :)

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Dear brad,

      Honestly, I have had it with Washington. Decisions are made to satisfy greedy fools who really haven't a clue about setting priorities or curtailing spending. We should ship all of them off to GITMO. I think they'll like it there. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Dear maven,

      Why don't we shave the money we need for the wall out of the wasted cash we give Mexico? We could probably save an additional fortune by getting rid of the swamp creatures. There have to be tons of them. I'll meet you at the Inn, and I will have your Toddy awaiting your arrival.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      13 months ago

      POP

      This is another fine mess!

      What I find the most appalling item on the list was the $30,000,000,000 for the tunnel between NJ and NY.

      This is more than the money asked for Wall. That Wall is almost 2,000 miles, how long can the tunnel between NJ and NY be?

      -----

      President Donald Trump is pushing congressional Republicans not to fund a crucial infrastructure project - a long-delayed plan to build a new rail tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey - setting up a confrontation that could complicate passage of a massive government spending bill this month.

      Trump personally appealed to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., this week to target federal funding for the $30 billion Gateway project, which would construct a tunnel into New York's Penn Station to supplement two aging tubes that are at risk of failing in the coming years.

      ----------------------------

      Next is the raise congress gave to themselves.

      We need an amendment that would give raises to congress as part of the election ballot.

      Then their raise would be tied to what they did between elections. And in addition, if they get a raise, so does SS benefits.

      --

    • maven101 profile image

      maven101 

      13 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Good Morning, Pop and Buzzy...

      Indeed, we are up that tree, and President Trump is busily sawing away at the limb that has supported him through thick and thin, that got him elected with his promises to Build That Wall and Drain That Swamp...Well, reality has set in and Mexico will not build that wall, instead, we now have the spectre of our US Military budget being raided to build the Wall that was supposed to be fully funded by this gigantic Omnibus 6 month Budget bill, full of pork and fully supported by the same swamp creatures that gave us the first, and now the second largest "You have to pass it before you can read it" Budget bills in the history of the United States...So much for Draining the Swamp and having a fully funded Wall...

      Robbing Peter (The US Military) to pay Paul (The Wall) when Peter is at his weakest and the threat of war is at its highest, is National Suicide...I'm certain former US Marine General and present Secretary of Defence Mattis has every dollar earmarked within that budget, and I know he will get every ounce of preparedness out of it...I don't think he has included building a Wall to achieve his budgetary goals...

      It's chilly outside and I think a hot Rum Toddy will suit for convivial conversation at the Inn...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning Lori,

      Those who touted this bill are really not Republicans. It is time for them to go, and frankly I say shut the government down if necessary. It is insane to realize the we have to go through this disaster again in 6 months. It is time to get realistic and get things done properly in the best interests of the nation. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning Pino,

      If only he could rid himself and us of the RINOs and the Dems. He has already accomplished more in his first year than Obama in eight years. If he had people in Congress who had character and intelligence, just imagine what he could do. I hope that wall gets built. See you at the Inn.

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      Pino Krisio 

      13 months ago

      POP:

      President Trump reluctantly signed this bill and said this will never happen again. Today he stated that he would build the wall with the defense spending he received. He is a brilliant negotiator. Last week the stock market was down quite a bit and now it is back due to President Trump's actions with China. President Trump got his wish with more money for defense. Now he has stated this will never happen again, and I believe him.

      Six months from how it will be a different story.

      Now, I am off to the Inn to relax and enjoy life......

      See you there.

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      Lori Colbo 

      13 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      All the repubs had to do was say no. I get there might be a deadline, but they can be extended. They let us down and even Trump. ):

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      The SWAMP is growing even as Trump tries to clean it up. All my illusions about honest governing are gone for good. See you at the inn. Drinks and dinner are on me.

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      13 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Buzzy,

      This bill is a prime illustration of how the SWAMP continues to rule. The military needed their pay and equipment increases but the deal with the devil is the same one Reagan had to make many times to get agreement from the Democrats.

      We must return to constitutional governance, eliminating senate super majorities except where specified in the Constitution.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      13 months ago

      Good Morning billy,

      Yes, we are in total agreement.

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      Bill Holland 

      13 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, we can agree on this: the entire lot of them should be kicked out. Let's start over, and after a year in office, if no sensible results, we start over again. How could it be any worse than the idiots in Congress right now?

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