By Sharmini Jayawardena
I’m talking about this today, in a separate post, what I’ve been saying in numerous previous posts, as I found myself reading this article by the Conservative Brief.
“He started by calling out Democrats for using an old “trick” — taking a sympathetic group of Americans (like children or veterans) and making them the face of legislation, only to jam the bill with a massive amount of unrelated spending for other priorities. [actually non-priorities.]
Making a reference to Stewart, Toomey then said that Democratic proponents of the bill are attempting to “sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own and dare Republicans to do anything about it because they know they’ll unleash their allies in the media, and maybe a pseudo-celebrity to make up false accusations to try to get us to just swallow what shouldn’t be there.”
He also said he was denied a chance to make amendments to the bill, and that “Republicans are not opposed to any of the substance of the PACT Act.” He further accused Democrats of attempting to launch an “unrelated $400 billion spending spree that has nothing to do with veterans and won’t be in the veterans space.”
This is why they do this sort of thing, Jake, because it gets very deep in the weeds and very confusing for people very quickly. It’s not really about veterans spending. It’s about what category of government bookkeeping they put the veteran spending in. My change, honest people acknowledge, will have no affect on the amount of money or the circumstances under which the money for veterans is being spent.
But what I want to do is treat it for government accounting purposes the way we’ve always treated it for government accounting purposes because if we change it to the way that the Democrats want, it creates room — in future budgets — for $400 billion of totally unrelated extraneous spending on other matters. That’s what I want to prevent.”
Earlier, on his Senate website, Toomey further explained: “The PACT Act as written includes a budget gimmick that would allow $400 billion of current law spending to be moved from the discretionary to the mandatory spending category. This provision is completely unnecessary to achieve the PACT Act’s stated goal of expanding health care and other benefits for veterans.” – Conservative Brief
So, there you have it from the very horse’s mouth as it were. No one to my knowledge has broken this matter down as well as Senator Pat Toomey has done here.
Look how cunning they are at attaching their ‘PORK”, once again, to this very sensitive issue for the Republicans !!! It is totally out of line, the way in which these Democrats act to serve themselves and themselves alone.
It is all very true. The Democrats are notorious trouble makers and are the very harbingers of trouble. The trouble they create inside the Legislative buildings are worked out in the streets by their violent activist gangs in the form of antifa and blm. Their activism is just a spill over from what highway robbery their hierarchy indulges in within the chambers of the Capitol in every state including the United States Capitol in Washington D. C.
Not only do they create problems as solutions to problems, as the good senator says, they do this by quietly hiding spending budgets within Acts on important sensitive issues to the opposition. We saw them doing this when they hid environment related spending inside the Infrastructure Bill, which was over and above the budget allocated for actual infrastructure !!! Hidden inside of a bill on the environment will be other spending spree totally unrelated to the matter at hand. So, I saw this first hand in the PACT Act related to the health of veterans. I have said this before, that this was happening across the board.
This is the thing, they treat both Bills and Acts in one and the same way. They hide a Bill inside an Act and prevents the Act from being acted upon !!! That’s what they do all of the time !!!
Here’s another one of those hideous atrocities. The Democrats create inflation only to pass a spending spree bill on curtailing it, creating even more inflation in the process of doing so !!!
As for the PACT Act, which was passed in June 2022, nothing of what the Act proposes for the veterans has yet been implemented !!!! When are the Democrats going to stop 🛑 ✋🏻 their shenanigans and do what it takes to put #AMERICAFIRST ?!