Breitbart is reporting today that the Continuing Resolution (CR) currently making its way through Congress is going to be loaded up with all sorts of goodies not normally found in a CR.
The article reports:
Punchbowl News reported Monday that the Biden White House continues to prepare a list of “anomalies” that they will want funded as part of any continuing resolution (CR) that a CR does not usually fund. The White House will send the list of their priorities to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees likely sometime this week.
The article lists some of the things that the Democrats (and some Republicans) want funded:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has vowed to oppose the inclusion of a debt ceiling increase with the government funding bill.
Democrats and Republicans have included many carveouts in high-priority legislation.
For instance, the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution includes:
- A civilian climate corps
- Debt relief
- Environmental justice investments in clean water affordability and access, healthy ports, and climate equity
- Investments in clean vehicles
- Paid Family and Medical Leave
- ACA expansion extension and filling the Medicaid Coverage Gap
- Health equity (maternal, behavioral, and racial justice health investments)
- State and local tax (SALT) tax deduction relief which primarily benefits wealthy, blue states
- Tax “fairness” for high-income individuals, or those who are making more than $400,000 per year
- Universal Pre-K for 3- and 4-year olds
- Electrifying the federal vehicle fleet (USPS and non-USPS)
- Lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants or amnesty for illegal aliens
Taxpayers need to stand up against this nonsense. There is a reason we have to raise the federal debt ceiling. This CR would only increase our national debt to the point where there is no hope of paying it off. The only way to decrease our national debt at this point is to print more money, decreasing the value of our currency, and fueling inflation. That is where we are.
Just for the record, our Founding Fathers believed that it was immoral to create a national debt that lasted beyond the administration that created it. We need to get back to that sort of thinking.