A 2200 Page Disaster
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!