Congress Opens the Purse Wide, Funds Obamacare and More Terrorists
How many people remember November 2010 when a new Congress was elected by a landslide for the purpose of repealing Obamacare?
Here we are four years later, and more people have found out what’s in it, realizing the disaster of it. Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got together with others in Congress and passed a Continuing Resolution that will fund the federal government through to the end of their fiscal year.
Forget the so called party of no that the democrats have been chanting about the past 4 years and never mind that the Harry Reid led Senate finally passed a contentious budget after refusing to do so for over two years last December which cut benefits for Veterans. Don’t think either, about the fact that Congress holds the purse strings and can give or withhold funding, yet has continuously funded the Obamacare monstrosity.
As CNS News reported September 17th that Boehner and Pelosi managed to fund spending for Obamacare with no restrictions on provisions such as preventative services which requires Americans to purchase health insurance which covers contraceptives, sterilization and abortion inducing drugs even if it violates their right of conscience and freedom of religious beliefs.
This Continuing Resolution also includes funding for Planned Parenthood. The nation’s largest abortion provider recorded 540.6 million dollars in funding from local, state and federal governments between 2012 and 2013. Title X family “planning” grants can’t go towards abortions, but think about all the other programs they promote with your tax dollars.
According to House Appropriations Chairman, Kentucky Republican Hal Rogers who helped craft the bill stated, “This bill is free of controversial riders, maintains current levels and does not seek to change existing federal policies.”
Goodness knows not many politicians would ever have a mind to lower spending levels instead of maintaining them, and none of the Republican members were voted for their promises to change existing policies such as Obamacare. And hey, we don’t find it controversial at all to spend money on government policies which over half of the nations’ citizens don’t want but are ordered to purchase something which strips us of our conscience and 1st Amendment right to freedom of religious beliefs.
I’m disgusted over this. I’ve been disgusted and angry at our representatives since 2 years ago when the Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left 4 Americans to die while lying about some stupid video no one had seen. Since the proposal of a Select Committee was drafted by Frank Wolf over a year ago, but Boehner said it would be a waste of time and money but now that we’re in an election year, time and money are no object.
I’ve been beyond furious as I’ve watched our leaders arm and train terrorists, and for allowing ISIS to flourish, flow over into Iraq and erase every good thing so many Americans died for.
If you’re wondering why I’m bringing this up, it’s because an amendment was added to this obnoxious bill, which is repugnant and extremely dangerous. It gives the Obama Administration powers to arm rebels in Syria. Again.
But this time Obama assures us that these terro… er, rebels, are “vetted elements” which makes it ok.
It must be ok to the 319 members of Congress who voted for it. Thankfully there were some with a backbone who opposed it, but not enough to defeat the bill. Those opposing included Trey Gowdy, R-SC, Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, John Flemming, R-La, Louie Gohmert, R-Tex., John Duncan, R-Tenn., Thomas Massie, R-Ky, Dana Rohrabacher, R- Cali, Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., and Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on the house floor spoke out against it saying, “President Obama is choosing the wrong locals to support… With this vote, congress approves the arming and training of the Free Syrian Army which is riddled with radical Muslims. In short, we may again be arming insurgents who will end up our enemy. We are told that the Free Syrian Army has been vetted and that we can trust them…”
Just like they trusted Obama when rebels were trained and armed in Libya, when our government shipped arms to Syrian rebels including al Nusra, al Qaida and ISIS. Just like they trusted Obama when he set detained terrorists caught on the battlefield free, including the proclaimed caliph of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In a time when the US is overrun with illegals, and terrorists have the potential to come with them through a wide open southern border, the Middle East in flames and more dangerous terrorist activity than ever before, the US under the Commander in Chief is cutting our Military forces, withdrawing from Afghanistan when the Taliban and al Qaida forces are stirring. He is cutting our weapons and our Armed forces budget has been slashed. But we have plenty of money to give to fund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood and terrorists.
When more blood is spilled in Iraq, Syria and forbid, America, whether they are American forces, Christians or minority Muslim sects, remember that a majority of our elected representatives voted for it.
It’s not like they’ve not seen it all before. In the immortal words of baseball’s linguist, Yankee Legend Yogi Berra, “It’s like de ja vous all over again.”