Evil, Mean Republicans To Chop $1 Billion From Obama Illegal Kids Request
Horrible, terrible, un-caring, super meanie people!
(The Hill) Senate Democrats will chop $1 billion from President Obama’s emergency spending request to secure the Texas border but have rejected Republican demands to change legal protections for child immigrants from Central America.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told colleagues Tuesday that she will move a bill with $2.7 billion in emergency spending for the border, substantially less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama, according to Democratic sources.
Oh, um, I guess it’s Democrats doing this. Mr. Obama and his minions have spent a lot of time bombarding Republicans for refusing to pony up the full $3.7 billion, yet, here we have Democrats in the Democrat run Senate refusing to fund the request fully. It’s actually more like a $1.840 billion cut
The legislation will not include language demanded by Republicans and some centrist Democrats giving the administration more flexibility to swiftly deport children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other noncontiguous countries, the Democrats said.
Hmm. Well, fortunately, all the money is going to deal with the border problem this year (stick around for more on that last part)
Mikulski will attach $615 million in emergency funding to combat wildfires and $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system, according to one Democratic source familiar with the bill.
While those are worthy goals, they deserve to be in a separate bill. Of course, Dems are blaming this on Republicans, who have questioned the need for the total amount, and demanded changes to the 2008 reauthorization law (passed by a Dem congress) about child illegals from Other Than Mexican nations. The original request was $3.7 billion, with another $600 million for fighting wildfires, so, if we do the math, this means that the Democrats are reducing the $3.7 billion request by $1.840 billion.
Here’s the kicker
Obama’s $3.7 billion ask suffered a political blow Monday when the Congressional Budget Office reported that only $25 million would be spent in fiscal year 2014, which ends Sept. 30.
The budget office projected only $25 million would be needed by the Department of Health and Human Services next month and $3.4 billion would be spent in 2015 with the remainder needed over the next five years.
That’s right, campers, what Obama has called an emergency, a crisis, seems to be anything but when it comes to actually spending the money. Let’s dig deeper, per The Blaze
“CBO analysis suggests that only $25 million out of the $4.3 billion request will be spent this year. What does that mean?” (Senator Jeff) Sessions asked. “It means we ought to slow down, and there is no basis to demand a $4.3 billion increase in spending, emergency spending.”
Obama has requested $3.7 billion for the border, and another $600 million to fight wildfires. But according to CBO, just $25 million would be spent during the rest of FY 2014, which ends in September. Most of the rest of it would be spent in 2015, and spending would continue through 2020.
In addition, all of the spending in 2014 would take place in the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama’s plan would give the Department of Homeland Security $1.1 billion, but none of that money would be used until FY 2015.
Not much of a crisis if most of the money is slated to be spent next year, and the following 5. Harken back to the Stimulus, which was needed because otherwise economic doom, yet, most was not spent immediately, but in 2010-2012, which, incidentally, was after the recession officially ended in July 2009. This almost seems like yet another Obama slush fund.