The pressure from Capitol Hill’s big spending establishment Republicans won’t be to cut the budget, it will be to fund the increased spending on defense and homeland security AND all the domestic boondoggles that President Trump wants to eliminate to pay for his shift in priorities.
Under Obama, we learned once again and hopefully forever that government spending doesn’t stimulate growth, it retards it. Just ask Japan or Venezuela. Every dollar the government doesn’t spend, tax, or borrow is a dollar businesses and families can spend or invest themselves. What Mr. Trump is really proposing is a $10 trillion stimulus to the private economy. It’s about time.
Conservatives should pick targets big and small. Use the wave to cut budgets and show that conservatives mean business.
Senate Dems. killed an amendment from Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that would have paid for unemployment benefits for many Americans and replaced recent cuts to vets’ pensions by closing a tax code loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit.