Paul Ryan continues to prove that he is a Republican in name only. This so-called “conservative” would rather cut deals with Democrats than work with Trump.
Democrat and Republican congressmen have agreed to a $1.07 trillion spending plan to prevent a government shutdown. Unfortunately, the bill failed to provide funding a border wall, nor does it block money heading for sanctuary cities.
Passing the spending bill was a major misstep by Republican lawmakers. Republicans control both the House and the Senate, yet they agreed to pass a bill compromising their conservative values.
The Democrats emerged major winners, despite having no leverage in the negotiations.
Paul Ryan capitulated to Chuck Schumer and made an unnecessary deal. Republicans agreed to continue to fund Democrat programs over vague promises of future spending cuts.
House Republicans were pressured to pass the omnibus bill to prevent government shutdown, but they should not have.
The threat of a government shutdown was a common theme during the Obama administration, but Obama was able to blame any type of shutdown on Republicans.
Paul Ryan and the others could have done the same. They could have blamed Chuck Schumer for any closure of the federal government.
Worse yet is that Republicans have the ultimate leverage in the negotiation. As the party of smaller government, Republicans should welcome a brief shutdown of some federal bureaucracy. After a few weeks, the majority of Americans would realize that our federal government does too much and should remain limited to what’s in the Constitution.
But congressional Republicans continue to disappoint. We have the numbers and should be pushing the agenda. However, elitist Republicans are proving that they have more in common with Democrats than Republican voters.
We need to keep track of everyone who offered to support the bill. We cannot make America great again without the support of Congress.
However, Congress is currently loaded with fake Republicans who are happy to vote for a larger government.
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