The Republican-led House of Representatives recently took a big step toward apologizing to the American people for their less-than-stellar performance over the past few years regarding Conservative issues and agenda items. As infuriating as it was to watch the media destroy Donald Trump and give two-time-loser Hillary a free pass, it was perhaps even more infuriating to listen to John Boehner fake-crying about how Conservatives were cranky and needed a diaper change. You all remember that, don’t you? Do you recall the whole, “Just give us the House and we’ll do your bidding.” Then we gave them the House and still, they did nothing. “Well, we can’t do anything without the Senate.” So, we grant them the Senate and, you got it, they do nothing. “The Presidency will seal the deal…but we’ll never do it without the Hispanics and women voters.” Well, you know the rest.
So, Paul Ryan and the Republicans have come out with an exhaustive list of spending cuts that they hope to pass over the Senate. There are spending cuts to subsidies, programs, agencies, commissions, administrations, ending of prohibitions, etc., but the funding & grants/aid cuts are of particular interest in this story from The Political Insider.
FUNDING & GRANTS/AID
*Heritage Area Grants & Statutory Aid – $24M
*International Fund for Ireland – $17M
*Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization – $530M
*Funding for Congressional Printing & Binding (cut by ½) – $47M
*Community Development Fund – $4.5B
*Funding for Federal Travel Budget (cut by ½) – $7.5B
*Funding for Federal Vehicle Budget (cut by 20%) – $600M
*Essential Air Service – $150M
*Beach Replenishment – $95M
*Intercity & High Speed Rail Grants – $2.5B
*Economic Assistance to Egypt – $250M
*General Assistance to District of Columbia – $210M
*Presidential Campaign Fund – $775M
*Federal Office Space Acquisition – $864M
*Federal Employees Union Activities – $1.2B
*Fund for Obamacare Administrative Costs – $900M
*Death Gratuity for Members of Congress – No cost listed
TOTAL SAVINGS OVER 10 YEARS: $2.5 Trillion
You’ll notice the Economic Assistance to Egypt of $250M is on the chopping block. Newly found information links an obscene amount of money has been funneled to the Middle East under another aid package.
The Political Insider explains, President Barack Obama and the federal government are spending more than $770 million dollars to rebuild mosques in other countries. Obama is spending almost $1 billion of taxpayer money to renovate mosques overseas! This effort is the result of years of conspiring between himself along with Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. The program, which spends the money through the State Department’s USAID program hasn’t been widely reported. Obama refers to the effort as “Smart Diplomacy” but taxpayer groups are speaking out.
As if the fact that we’re spending all this money to renovate and build mosques all over the world wasn’t enough, we are doing this in an effort to have better relations with them while they are shouting, “Death to America!”
The Political Insider goes on: “In places such as Cairo, Cypress, and other Middle Eastern areas, American taxpayers are spending this money hoping to build “relationships” with Muslim leaders. But as an American muslim – Nonie Darwish – explained the funding from the State Department shows weakness, and actually funds extremists.”
Add to the fact that in at least one instance, we paid for the installation of the internet in a…wait for it…mud mosque. Yes, you heard right. A historic mud mosque in the middle of a desert. They now have an internet connection, courtesy of the good people of that Great Satan, America. Nonie Darwish adds that now with the internet at their disposal, jihadists can better organize their terror cells with even deadlier results.
The Political Insider:
This is a clear reminder of just why Donald Trump won. Obama had an administration full of extreme Islamic sympathizers and the White House has imported thousands of Muslim “refugees” to relocate into peaceful American neighborhoods.
We are also reminded in the piece that Ipsos had taken a survey of the American people prior to the election regarding their feelings on many of the top issues of the Trump campaign, including Building the Wall, Illegal Immigration, and Relocation of Muslim Refugees to the US. In all instances, the American people overwhelmingly agreed with the Trump stance. Most insulting of all, however, was the fact that Ipsos decided to hold back the details of this poll and only released the numbers a full two weeks AFTER the election. This not only illustrates the pure, unadulterated bias of the polling firm, but it also shows that the elitists in this country, Right and Left, are completely and (perhaps) irrevocably out-of-step with the everyday American. Shameful.
Source: The Political Insider