Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Run Over by Omnibus

Tomorrow the US House will vote on an omnibus spending bill. The spending package will fund most government departments though September of 2015. The Department of Homeland Security spending will only run through March of 2015. The GOP leadership is pushing most of the spending down the road so they can have bigger numbers in the House and a majority in the senate. This would be fine if we had a promise or some form of confidence in our current House Leadership. I am opposed to this spending bill and I think you should too. Here's why. 

1. It spends too much money. The spending levels that are maintained in this short term bill is well above the levels agreed to in sequestration. The spending level are in line with the revised levels set out by the Ryan-Murray compromise. These levels are still way too high and are not sustainable. We should not beats sing bills that continue to bankrupt the next generation. Fiscal discipline and deficit reduction should not begin next year. It should start now. 
2. It funds Obamacare. Any funding bill that continues to fund the implementation of Obamacare is a bad bill. Obamacare may be unpopular but the only way that it truly dies is through the power of the purse. The GOP leadership ran on getting rid of it. So get rid of it. Defund it. 
3. It does not defund Executive Amnesty! This bill does not have a defund rider to defund executive amnesty. This will allow for almost three months worth of funding to a department that is already as you read this trying to implement amnesty to illegal aliens as quick as they can. This was a great opportunity and the GOP leadership blew it. 

Please call Rep. Renee Ellmers and ask her to vote against the omnibus package. It is really simple. 
If she votes for it, than Obamacare is funded through September. Executive Amnesty, will be here until next year. We can't afford it and it's too timid. Please call her and layout the case for opposing omnibus. The only way that this congress or any congress does right is if you put their feet to the fire and wan his aerboww

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