Omnibus Spending Bill Betrayal: What Do We Do Now?2
America: OUR purse is overdrawn $21 TRILLION DOLLARS. Every penny below in the Omnibus Spending Bill passed in March 2018 – $1.3 TRILLION DOLLARS – has to be borrowed with the interest slapped on our backs, our children and grandchildren.
Are you really going to vote for your incumbent in Congress who voted for this? NONE of it constitutional. Stop reelecting the same incumbents every two years. These are just a drop in the bucket.
Post Office gets $58 million but only if it promises not to close down small, underutilized, money-losing post offices.
$9 billion for Govt Services Admin that oversees federal properties. Fed government spends $1.7 billion a year to maintain 770,000 empty buildings while continuing to buy new properties.
No dollars shall be spent “for the permanent stationing of US forces in Afghanistan”- We unconstitutionally invaded that country 16 years ago and continue to occupy it.
Border security to enhance the border security of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia
Overseas contingency operations. Military slush fund that circumvents budget caps. Over a trillion dollars in that budget category.
$12m for Scholarships for Lebanon
$20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program
$12m in military funding for Vietnam
$3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos
$15m in Developmental assistance to China
$10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan
$1m for the World Meteorological Organization
$218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe
$25m for International Religious Freedom
$10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students
$1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations
$51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
$7m promoting International Conservation
$10m for UN Environmental Programs
$5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants
$2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe
$15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities
$2.696bn for International Disaster Assistance
$1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force
$6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
$20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda
$12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure
Outside the authority of Congress. Left to the states under the Tenth Amendment:
$4 million to combat “excessive alcohol use”
$2.05 million for breastfeeding grants and preventing elderly people from falling down. Absurd.
$15 million to study counties with high obesity rates and promote healthy lifestyles. Mama government.