Dear Trump Supporters,
Debt Ceiling bill heads to Senate; Congress has voted to raise the debt limit and now heads to the Senate, where it will need at least 60 votes to proceed to Biden’s desk for his signature ahead of a June 5 deadline to avert a national default. 71 Republicans opposed the measure, as did 46 Democrats, while 149 Republicans and 165 Democrats voted to back the plan. Why the unusually high number of Yes votes from Democrats? According to Axios, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) secret concessions to boost spending on Democratic districts in the form of “community project funding” in exchange for their votes.
Understandably, getting anything passed in Washington involves deals being made and compromises across the aisle, especially when your party is divided, so why would McCarthy tell reporters that he ‘didn’t cut any deals to supply the Democrat votes when
more Democrats voted yay than Republicans?
Regardless, according to ZeroHedge, the bill does not cut real Federal spending even in year one despite the widespread propaganda that it does in exchange for Republican and Democrat votes. It sets the course for federal spending for the next two years and suspends the debt ceiling until Jan. 1, 2025, postponing another clash over borrowing until after the presidential election. By then total US debt will be $35 trillion and well on its way to unsustainability.
Why didn’t Congress take the debt limit into consideration when they voted to spend that money in past legislation?
Here are the 29 Republicans that voted no on the rule for the debt ceiling:
The Ceiling Debt Bill:
TWO-YEAR DEBT LIMIT SUSPENSION, SPENDING LIMITS
The agreement would keep nondefense spending roughly flat in the 2024 fiscal year and increase it by 1% the following year, as well as suspend the debt limit until January 2025 past the next presidential election.
For the next fiscal year, the bill matches Biden’s proposed defense budget of $886 billion and allots $704 billion for nondefense spending.
The bill also requires Congress to approve 12 annual spending bills or face a snapback to spending limits from the previous year, which would mean a 1% cut.
The legislation aims to limit federal budget growth to 1% for the next six years, but that provision would not be enforceable starting in 2025.
Overall, the Congressional Budget Office projected Tuesday that the bill would reduce budget deficits by about $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
The agreement would fully fund medical care for veterans at the levels included in Biden’s proposed 2024 budget blueprint.
UNSPENT COVID MONEY
The agreement would rescind about $30 billion in unspent coronavirus relief money that Congress approved through previous bills. It claws back unobligated money from dozens of federal programs that received aid during the pandemic, EXCEPT for, $5 billion for a program focused on rapidly developing the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
Republicans targeted money that the IRS was allotted last year to crack down on tax fraud. The bill rescinds $1.4 billion from the IRs budget.
The agreement would gently expand work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Work requirements already exist for most able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49. The bill would phase in higher age limits, bringing the maximum age to 54 by 2025. But the provision expires, bringing the maximum age back down to age 49 five years later, in 2030.
SPEEDING UP ENERGY PROJECTS
The deal puts in place changes in the National Environmental Policy Act for the first time in nearly four decades that would designate “a single lead agency” to develop and schedule environmental reviews, in hopes of streamlining the process. It also simplifies some of the requirements for environmental reviews, including placing length limitations on environmental assessments and impact statements.
The bill slows the Biden administration’s efforts to provide student loan relief and aid. While the GOP proposal to rescind the White House’s plan to waive $10,000 to $20,000 in debt for nearly all borrowers failed to make it into the package, Biden agreed to put an end to the pause on student loan repayment, which ends in August. Biden agreed?
Biden’s broader student loan relief plan will be decided by the end of June by the Supreme Court, where several of the justices expressed deep skepticism about the legality of his plan. No kidding. How did we start forgiving loans for students when hard-working students, without help from parents, had to put themselves through school (myself included). Yes, college tuition has gone up but so has minimum wage! These students need to get jobs!
WHAT’S LEFT OUT
House Republicans passed legislation last month that would have created new work requirements for some Medicaid recipients, but that was left out of the final agreement.
Also absent from the final deal is the GOP proposal to repeal many of the clean energy tax credits Democrats passed in party-line votes last year to boost the production and consumption of clean energy.
To summarize, freezing federal spending at 2022 levels, which was $6.3 trillion dollars, isn’t going to do much. Of that, $1.7 trillion was discretionary, subject to yearly appropriations. That’s just under 27%. The remaining 73% of the budget is mandatory spending, which runs on autopilot regardless of whether Congress passes a budget or not. The budget deficit last year was 1.4 trillion dollars. Effectively, Washington put 82% of the discretionary budget on a credit card. That being said, maybe this is moving us in the right direction:
Ironically, when you see the ongoing exposure of the Deep State Establishment within the U.S. government as a necessary, and controlled, operation, and when you see the US dollar as being in need of desperate reform, if not outright replacement, something like a hyper-inflationary debt increase will continue to grease the rails toward the fiat monetary system’s demise, and the Great Awakening.
Just like Trump predicted. — Burning Bright
And, House Republicans did delay Biden’s student loan pause program to entice 20-something voters and hopefully, the Supreme Court will put an end to it once and for all.
Target has lost billions as their VP of Marketing supports a transgender organization; Target’s marketing VP, Carlos Saavedra holds a senior position at an organization pushing secretive transgender policy in K-12 schools. Salvedra is the Treasurer for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), Target’s Pride Month partner which focuses on integrating gender ideology at all levels of K-12 schools, from curriculum to district policy. As part of this mission, GLSEN calls for gender ideology to be integrated into all classes, even math, and provides educators instructions on how they can make math “more inclusive of trans and non-binary identities” by including “they/them” pronouns in word problems. GLSEN also provides sample district policies that restrict parents’ knowledge of their child’s gender transition in schools.
So it’s not a surprise that Target’s market value plummeted on Wednesday by $13 billion as shares dropped for the ninth consecutive day by a further 2.14 percent due to the backlash against its female swimwear which gives adult wearers the option to ‘tuck’ male genitalia. Some Southern stores were forced to move merchandise – many of which were designed by Erik Carnell, a transgender man and self-proclaimed Satanist – to the back of stores.
Like Anheuser Busch who screwed its top market audience, Target has succeeded in doing the same to theirs…Moms.
Marines were savagely beaten by 40+ entitled teens on the beach in California over Memorial Day weekend; Seeing this video for the first time was devastating to me. Marines on leave from Camp Pendelton enjoying the pier last Friday night were hanging with some of the teens until some fireworks debris the teens were lighting hit one of the Marines in the face. When the Marine asked them to stop, they ran after him knocking him in the head. From there, mayhem ensued with this mob of disrespectful teens assaulting the Marines while they were lying on the ground in a fetal position to protect themselves. Regardless of whether the Marines were drinking or not, this display by American teenagers is despicable. They do not have respect for law enforcement, their parents, their teachers, or our Military. This is such a sad display of what America has become.
Now for some Russia/Ukraine Truth Bombs; It has been over a year since tensions escalated in Eastern Europe between Russia and Ukraine over NATO’s unwanted expansion there. Since that time, mainstream media outlets have been dominated by the latest frontline news selling a narrative that portrays Ukraine as very much in a position of strength and Russia being the evil aggressor in order to secure more billions from American taxpayers. Yet military analysts say this is far from a realistic reflection of events. Basically, the US and NATO have once again lied. In 2014, the US staged a coup in Ukraine and put their own puppet, Zelenski, in office, then poured billions into rebuilding their fledgling army in order to fight Russia’s potential resistance to NATO’s disruption on their borders. Which is exactly what happened.
As I have said before, yet some do not want to hear, Russian President Putin is similar to President Trump, in that both believe in protecting their own Nation’s sovereignty, want out of NATO and stop the globalists’ agenda.
Russia is NOT the evil aggressor as the Biden administration and deep state-owned media proclaim. If you don’t believe me, listen to the Colonel. Colonel Douglas Macgregor is a 28-year decorated combat veteran, retired US Army Colonel, author, and foreign policy expert who is widely recognized for his leadership during the Gulf War and his innovative ideas on military transformation and force design have had a profound impact on the global stage, influencing policies in Israel, Russia, and China. President Trump appointed him as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense by then-President Donald Trump.
This is an eye-opening video for those who don’t understand that we are being lied to…
After Contempt Threat, FBI Director Wray Admits Oversight Whistleblower Report on Shady Biden $5 million Payment Does Exist; The saga continues with the FBI whistleblower case of Joe Biden taking a $5 million bribe payment which now looks to have originated in Ukraine. If you remember, a whistleblower approached Congress stating the FBI had a report, an unclassified FD-1023, detailing a conversation with a ‘confidential human source’ (CHS) that outlined Vice President Joe Biden taking a
$5 million payment from a foreign national to affect a U.S. policy decision. The FBI agent responsible for investigating the CHS claim, FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten, a sketchy character from the Trump-Russia probe, reportedly buried the CHS allegation saying it could not be corroborated and then wrote an assessment that it was Russian disinformation.
This week, Rep. James Comer told FBI Director Chris Wray he would be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide the letter to oversight. The next day, Christopher Wray admitted the existence of the FD-1023 and told Rep Comer and Senator Grassley he would let them come to FBI headquarters to view the document. Stay tuned…