This new administration has shown incredible restraint when it comes to spending Americans’ money. President Trump has worked to slash regulation and government spending, with the hopes of cutting taxes and bringing Americans relief. But word has reached us that Trump is about to ask Congress for a large chunk of cash. And it might be unavoidable.
It’s expected for democratic Presidents to burn through cash like drunk teens at prom. They pass bills and executive orders that plunder the government’s coffers and push for increased taxes.
That’s usually in order to fund their bloated handout programs. Republican Presidents want to put money back into American pockets, by cutting taxes—which means less spending by the government.
So it comes as a huge shock to many Americans that Trump is asking Congress to approve a $30 billion-dollar request. Are we looking at a third Obama term?
Cool your collective jets, folks. Because it looks like this spending is cannot be neglected, as it addresses hurricane recovery.
President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to ask Congress for $29 billion in disaster assistance, with the bulk of the funds going towards hurricane relief and flood insurance backed by the government.
Three anonymous sources told the Associated Press about the multi-billion dollar plan that would aid the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is spending at a fast rate and running out of money. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) indicated to reporters that the request would meet a compliant Congress in the wake of so many emergencies.
“Remember, this is emergency money. You’ve got to deal with the problem,” McCarthy said. “So I think we’ll be able to get this done.”
Part of the funds — about $16 billion — would help take pressure off the government’s flood insurance program which is maxing out at its $30 billion limit. A small portion — $577 million — will go towards a different disaster: The wildfires that have ravaged the western parts of United States.
Yeah, $30 billion is no chump change. Most republicans in Congress seem skittish over the large sum, with word that some might not support the request. But these aren’t ordinary circumstances.
While it would be nice to reduce the amount of money Congress burns through on a yearly basis, how many times do three major hurricanes hit parts of the United States? Remember Harvey, Irma, and Maria were unprecedentedly powerful storms that hit various parts of the country.
Insurance and good, old fashion hard work will go a long way, but the federal government has its role to play. And that means shelling out cash to fund infrastructure repairs and general relief work.
It might take years before parts of the country are back up and running, especially in Puerto Rico. Considering that fake news has been slandering Trump over his response to Maria, this spending bill will silence his rivals and secure needed relief.
We’ll see how Congress responds to the request.