Tag: Senator McConnell

Has Snidely Whiplash Schumer Been Foiled Again?

 

As previously discussed, Senate Democrats, with their slim tie-breaking vote majority, have been trying to find a way to pass an aggressive agenda. It includes not just an expansive $2 trillion American Jobs Plan “infrastructure” spending package – very broadly defined – but a massive tax increase to pay for much of it.

The Senate’s 1974 budget rules provide the only way a majority party can pass legislation by a simple majority (51 votes, if everyone shows up, including the Vice President). But it has fit within the context of a federal budget – spending and taxes – with further “Byrd rule” prohibitions against “extraneous” items, increasing the deficit beyond a certain point and touching Social Security.

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Why did Senate Majority Leader McConnell allow three Republican Senators to showboat in Moscow, Russia, instead of going home to their states for Independence Day? And why did he authorize them to peddle the insinuation that President Trump was not legitimately elected — that the election was actually influenced by Putin in favor of President Trump? That […]

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The budget deal gives the Republicans increased spending for the military and it also gives the Democrats increased spending for welfare programs they favor.  Together, the two parties will cause this year’s budget deficit to exceed a trillion dollars. Republicans, who hold the current majority in both houses of Congress and the Presidency, justify the […]

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