UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Wednesday, December 23, 2020
As he pushes for more relief in the coronavirus stimulus package, President Trump is calling for wasteful items to get cut from the year-end spending bill.
As Americans struggle to put food on their family’s tables and to keep a roof over their head, they can “rest easier” knowing the Jordanian border is more secure.
At least that’s the suggestion from D.C. bureaucrats and lobbyists, who combined a $900 billion stimulus package with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill.
From foreign spending to Democrat-socialist agenda items, the nearly 6,000-page bill is filled with hundreds of billions of dollars in questionable spending and allocations.
“And it really fits into the scheme of things, politicians like it,” former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas) stated. “If they’re warmongers, we just run up the tab, and if the people just want more welfare, we’ll just run up the deficit, and take it and print it.”
The massive spending bill includes $500 million for the Kingdom of Jordan to enhance their border security and armed forces. Additionally, it includes $250 million for enhanced border security in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Oman while defunding America’s own border security.
The bill slashes funds from immigration and customs enforcement while maintaining the status quo at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Furthermore, it includes $33 million for so-called ‘democracy programs’ in Venezuela as well as $10 million for so-called ‘gender programs’ in Pakistan.
Trump emphasized that Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests, but they sent the bare minimum to the American people who so desperately need it.
As the bill helps push the liberal agenda abroad, it does the same here at home. It will spend roughly $35 billion of U.S. taxpayer money on so-called ‘climate change’ interests as well as to promote ‘diversity in the workforce’ with a focus on the ‘intelligence community.’
The bill also includes funding for a women’s history museum and a ‘National Museum of the American Latinos’ at the Smithsonian.
While the legislation racks up significant national debt for the American people, $231 million will be handed to Sudan to help the country pay down its own national debt.
“‘Free money for everyone,’ they cry, and yet if free money were the answer; if money really grew on trees, why not give more free money?” questioned Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) “Why not give it out all the time?”
While there is some funding for vaccines, child care and small businesses, it seems the American people– who will get just $600 each–are footing the bill of a “massive pork-filled spending bill.”