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AMERICAN THINKER – TRUMP “VERY HAPPY” WITH BUDGET BILL???

Trump ‘very happy’ with bill outlawing future border wall

May 2, 2017
How do Trump supporters feel when they hear the president say he is “very happy” with a bill which outlaws border wall construction?

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Trump defends $1 trillion budget bill in face of conservative fury

TRUMP DEFENDS OBAMA BUDGET FOR REST OF YEAR;  CALLS FOR SHUT DOWN IN SEPTEMBER

President Trump on Tuesday defended the controversial $1 trillion-plus budget deal heading for a vote – as he and congressional Republicans face conservative anger at what critics see as a cave to Democrats on everything from sanctuary cities to funding for Planned Parenthood.   “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!” Trump tweeted, adding that the solution is to elect more Republican senators in 2018 “or change the rules” of the Senate filibuster.
He added a warning shot: “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”
Republican and Democratic lawmakers made the budget deal, announced Monday, in order to fund the government through September and avoid a shutdown later this week. But despite Republicans controlling the House, Senate and White House, the deal is widely perceived as benefiting Democratic interests and priorities, while sidelining some of the items on Trump’s wishlist.   Heritage Action, an outside conservative group, on Tuesday urged a “no” vote on the package, with Heritage Foundation analysts claiming it “woefully fails the test of fiscal responsibility and does not advance important conservative policies.”
The plan has no funding for Trump’s much vaunted border wall, though it includes $1.5 billion for border security.   While the deal does include an increase in military spending as requested by Trump, it does not reduce funding for so-called “sanctuary cities” – jurisdictions that refuse to comply with federal immigration law – and continues to fund abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
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Republicans have the controls use them.

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Republican leaders will have an opportunity this week to cut liberal spending and advance conservative priorities. For years, these leaders said they needed control of the White House to win spending fights with the Democrats, and now they have it.

The time for excuses is over.

Congress will consider legislation this week to extend government funding beyond April 28th, and Republicans should use this bill to advance conservative reforms and protect American taxpayers.   Republicans should include the $1.4 billion President Trump requested for the border wall. This was a major campaign promise and it’s central to controlling our borders.  Republicans should also defund Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, refugee resettlement, the Iran nuclear deal, and Obamacare – all things they say they oppose but refused to defund while President Obama was in office.

Democrats have threatened to block government funding and cause a shutdown if they don’t get their way in this debate, but Republicans should not surrender the power of the purse.   Punting on these priorities will break promises made to taxpayers and embolden the Democrats to block them in the future. Now is the time for Republicans to draw a line in the sand.   Americans did not elect Republicans to the House, Senate, and White House so Democrats could continue to control government funding. If Democrats cause a shutdown to block these reforms, that’s a debate Republicans should welcome and do everything they can to win.

Now is not the time to surrender.

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Sincerely,
Ken Cuccinelli II
Ken Cuccinelli II
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Really? This is what our Tax Money is being wasted on; and we can’t afford to build a wall on the border?

Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises

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A leading researcher on a ridiculed taxpayer-funded study of duck penises is now using her expertise on orca whales and is going to the “March for Science” to protest budget cuts.  Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, worked on the duck penis study that received $384,949 from the National Science Foundation, a grant that was funded through the 2009 stimulus package. The study looked at the differences in the corkscrew-shaped penises of ducks.
A recent interview with New England Public Radio revealed that Brennan is still fascinated by genitalia of various marine animals, this time one from an orca whale that was just delivered from Sea World to her lab.  “Holy cow,” Brennan said when the penis first arrived. “Oh wow. Oh my goodness. It’s enormous!”  “Although Brennan has spent 20 years studying the sex organs of marine animals, she’s never seen anything this big,” New England Public Radio reported. “It takes up an entire lab sink.”

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“RT REALLY . Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises-Why are Taxpayers paying for this nonsense?”

Why Americans can’t afford to ignore the border adjustment tax

TheHill.com

BY MARY KATE HOPKINS AND ALAN NGUYEN, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS –

Why Americans can’t afford to ignore the border adjustment taxWith Congress returning from Easter recess next week, the debate over the border adjustment tax (B.A.T.) rages on. The most recent claim by supporters is that it’s unfair to focus on the 20 percent tax hike on all imports—including finished products, intermediate parts, or raw materials—without also accounting for the benefits of other proposals included in the House Republican tax reform plan.
In other words, pay no attention to the new, trillion-dollar tax behind the curtain.
In reality, Americans simply can’t afford to ignore the impact this devastating proposed tax would have on their businesses and family budgets.
For starters, the border adjustment tax is laser-focused on importing businesses. This means that, even though there are other tax cuts in the plan, importers would face higher—and in many cases substantially higher—tax bills. These targeted companies would bear the large burden of paying for the rest of tax reform and at a price they can’t afford.Take a state like Texas. A recent analysis from our organizations found Texas importers could owe $30 billion in new taxes, even taking a partial currency adjustment into account—an outcome that supporters suggest will happen but that many economists have rejected.  That’s nearly the entire amount that all Texas businesses paid in all federal business taxes in 2014. The average Texas importer could owe an additional $1.3 million in import taxes alone.

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