The GOP and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Omnibus Bill

For years the GOP has been telling us, just get us elected and we can fix our broken government. And for years we’ve listened and handed them more and more power.

At this point, the GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the White House… and sadly, they continue the same terrible trends of the Democrats.

On Thursday the GOP continued the ugly, big government trends of the Democrats by pushing through a huge, mind-bending $1.3 TRILLION dollar omnibus budget bill.

The bill is absolutely abhorrent, and is filled with billions and billions in wasteful spending.

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The Heritage Foundation recently explained just how terrible this bill is:

The bill doesn’t slow Washington’s spending, it doesn’t defund Planned Parenthood, it doesn’t restore the regular budgeting process, it doesn’t secure the border, and it doesn’t kill Obamacare.

They don’t do any of the things that the GOP has long promised us they would do.

In fact, all this bill does is prove that anyone voting for the GOP has simply thrown their vote away.

But there is some hope. There are some in Congress who are as disgusted with this broken process as we are, and they are speaking out in an effort to get this bill killed… or to at least shame those in the GOP who are voting for its passage.

Chair of the House Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows (R-NC):

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was pithy in his unmasking of how bad this bill is:

The bill is over 2,000 pages and yet, Congress will have less than 48 hours to read the entire bill, understand what each provision means to our nation, and decide if they should vote for the mass as it is.

How many of our elected officials do you think are actually going to read the bill?

I only know of one man who’s actually going to try.

He is Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), he is live-blogging his attempt to read the entire bill, and he is not happy with most of what he’s found in the bill thus far. (Though there have been some bright spots.)

He took to Twitter to explain what he had found:

Senator Paul also appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson show on Thursday night to explain why he remains opposed to this monstrosity of a bill

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