This is Highly Irresponsible

Congress will, yet again, raise spending with no real cuts.

The party of less government is jacking up spending with the Democrats. This is highly, highly disappointing and it is hard to see how the Democrats in charge would behave differently.

The latest budget deal will jack up spending by over $300 billion. They will also raise the debt ceiling again.

The agreement increases defense spending this year by $80 billion and domestic spending by $63 billion beyond strict budget caps, according to a summary of the deal obtained by POLITICO. Next year defense spending will increase by $85 billion and domestic funding will be boosted by $68 billion beyond the caps. The deal also includes $140 billion for defense and $20 billion for domestic in emergency spending over two years.

A plan to lift the debt limit, which requires action in the coming weeks, and whether to extend expiring tax provisions were among the few outstanding issues that could be attached to the deal, according to aides in both parties familiar with the talks.

We are exceeding $20 trillion in national debt, which is not sustainable. The Democrat solution of tax increases would not solve the problem as that would slow down the economy and drive dollars out of the United States. Congress needs to cut spending and cut spending dramatically. They are not doing it. There is no incentive for Congress to be responsible with our tax dollars and Congress will bankrupt us as a result.

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Upper Left
Upper Left

Didn't most libertarians support the plutocrat-first tax cuts that Republicans just passed? After all, they fit the John Galt / Ayn Rand / trickle-down narrative perfectly. The only problem is, the more you shift the tax burden off the super-rich, the less they care about the federal government living beyond our collective means. Which explains why Republicans have once again opted for bigger rather than smaller government.

Magared
Magared

Where is our hero Teddy Cruz? Surely he will rise up, make a big stink, then vote to spend anyway. See it's really easy to oppose spending when you are in the minority. But when you have to govern....

NWRED
NWRED

Here are a few places to cut spending: 1. Paying out refunds on false tax returns. 2. cutting some of the perks like the scandals, and health insurance. 3. Cut funds if the GAO and inspector generals discover a problem. 4. Be able to cut retirement funds to math those with ten years of service, if they have committed a felony. 5. Any money for treaties, and deals have to be approved by the HOUSE. 6. We don't have to be part of all UN agencies. 7. Only the immediate family of the president, and other government officials, get to fly on the presidential planes.

NWRED
NWRED

This is a terrible budget before the cost of immigration is concerned. George W. is not blameless, but Obama is the big disaster when it comes to the debt. Obama care, misuse of military and security funds, plus blank checks connected with the Department of State are a part of debt problem. How much of the domestic spending is tied to illegals, dreamers, and DACA? Immigration is not only a national expense, it is an expense to the bottom level of government. Don't listen to senators from the highest taxed states in the country.

Magared
Magared

Ah, conservatives with power are conservative no more.