Bad Budget: Blame the Filibuster Rule, Not Trump

by James Buchanan

Once again, we’ve been stuck with another Big Government spending bill even though we have a president, who would like to make some major cuts, not to mention building a Border Wall. How could this happen? It’s because the minority Democrat Party thanks to the Filibuster Rule has more power over the budget than the president.

Let’s say Trump did veto the spending bill, which is all he has the power to do. Schumer would then start braying about Trump taking away Granny’s social security check and that gets repeated on CNNMSNBCFAKENEWS for a few weeks and then Congress sends Trump another spending bill that looks just like the first.

How many times should Trump veto a spending bill that minority Democrats have control over even though they’re the minority party? Once? Twice? Three times? What happens if there’s a total impasse? “There is no obligation for either or both houses of Congress to pass a budget resolution. There may not be a resolution every year; if none is established, the previous year’s resolution remains in force” as noted here.

Personally, I think Trump should have vetoed this latest spending bill at least once, just for show, but he knows that he needs 60 Republican Senators or he needs to get rid of the Filibuster Rule.

One source describes the United States budget process: “A conference committee is typically required to resolve differences between House and Senate appropriation bills. Once a conference bill has passed both chambers of Congress, it is sent to the President, who may sign the bill or veto it. If he signs, the bill becomes law. Otherwise, Congress must pass another bill to avoid a shutdown of at least part of the federal government.”

The House and Senate both have to pass the final version of the budget, which means 60 U.S. Senators have to approve it. Rat-faced Chuck Schumer has vowed to obstruct Trump’s agenda and so far he’s been having his way.

The Senate Filibuster Rule needs to be abolished because that rule allows a minority of Senators, basically 40 or more, veto power over any bill, including spending bills.

Schumer’s party is in the minority, he should not be able to hold up the will of the people to build a Border Wall.

If people want to complain about something, complain about the Filibuster Rule giving Schumer and the minority Democrats effectively more power than the president.

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