"Do it right, get it right. Remember, you are on the Right. Failure to deliver will result in a failure to get re-elected. Joking? No, just a fact."
Sorry to report on this. The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, is no longer with us. He has been abducted by a UFO, taken to a far away planet, and replaced with some kind of out of control robot. BTW, the same thing happened to Senate Leader McConnell. How do I know this? Did I hear from the aliens? Nope. I could tell these robots who replaced Ryan and McConnell are fake. The REAL Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would NEVER put a 2,200 page, $1.3T omnibus spending bill on the floor for a vote.
Some might think that this a joke. That our Republicans would parade around acting like Democrats. The best part of this bill? It shows the base, they wasted their vote in 2016. A time long, long ago - Republicans stood for fiscal sanity. Today - not so much. Today the sucking of the swamp is just too strong. So strong it takes people of principal and turns them into Washington centrists. Go along, get along. Meanwhile, the cost and size of our government is going up like a rocket.
Back to reality. Hey Ryan - do you want to be a "back bencher" again? What the flip is wrong with you? This is what we rallied against when we were in the minority. Now that we are controlling the House, Senate and White House, we are acting just like the other side did- maybe worse!
The only thing in the entire bill which made sense to me, was the increase in military funding. Not that I am a war hawk - the "sequester" has put our military in a state of non-readiness. I am good with our troops getting a normal pay raise. I am good with more money for operation and maintenance. I am good with more money for training. And I am even good with more money for equipment and additional troops.
Other than that, this POS spending bill off the floor. Defense - yes. Border security - put it back in. Planned Parenthood - get that murdering **** out of this bill. There are a hundred other things I could mention, but they have already been exposed by others smarter than I.
Bottom line, get this thing right, and then get the President to sign it. Most of us don't give a rat's behind if the government shuts down for a few days (or longer). Do it right, get it right. Remember, you are on the Right. Failure to deliver will result in a failure to get re-elected. Joking? No, just a fact.