• Donald Trump On Budget Deal: Congress ‘Threw In The Towel’

    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted Republicans in Congress Thursday night for approving a massive pork-filled omnibus spending bill.

    “The only special interest not being served by our government is the American people,” he told Breitbart. “If anyone needed more evidence of why the American people are suffering at the hands of their own government, look no further than the budget deal announced by Speaker [Paul] Ryan. To avoid a government shutdown, a cowardly threat from an incompetent President, the elected Republicans in Congress threw in the towel and showed absolutely no budget discipline.”

    The budget allows $1.1 trillion in 2016 spending, locks-in huge spending increases and gives President Obama and the Democrats everything they want, like fully funding DACA, Planned Parenthood, climate change related environmental regulations and all of the Mideast immigration programs that have been exploited by terrorists in recent years.

    The House overwhelmingly approved the spending bill Friday morning with a majority of Democratic votes. It passed on a vote of 316 to 113 with 166 Democrats and 150 Republicans voting in favor of the bill.

    “The American people will have to absorb higher deficits, greater debt, less economic liberty and more corporate welfare,” he said of the omnibus. “Congress cannot seem to help itself in bending to every whim of special interests. How can they face their constituents when they continue to burden our children and grandchildren with debts they will never be able to repay? Our government is failing us, so we must do something about it. Who knows how bad things will be when the next administration comes in and has to pick up the pieces?”

    Trump said America needs a president that can hold the legislative branch accountable.

    “It is time we imposed budget discipline by holding the line on spending, getting rid of waste, fraud and abuse, and by taking on our debt.To do these things, we need a President who can lead the fight to hold Congress and the rest of government accountable.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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