Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney tried to put his best face on an ugly subject which is the huge spending bill Republicans sent to President Trump to sign.
Democrats are fine with the bill as they got everything they wanted including raising the national debt without a way to pay for it. Republicans including Mulvaney claim their hands were tied because they need more Republicans to stop the spending because they don’t have the numbers.
Source: Free Beacon
Mulvaney said Trump’s primary concern on the budget was defense spending, and he said Democrats did not engage Republicans honestly on that.
“[Democrats] said publicly that they wanted to work with us on [defense], but when the doors closed, what happened was they would not give us a single dollar worth of additional defense funding without giving us additional money for welfare spending,” Mulvaney said.
“The truth of the matter is because of the 60-vote rule in the Senate, we need Democratic support. And Democrats would not support our increase in defense spending without that dramatic increase in social welfare programs,” Mulvaney added.
What is your take on this? Do you think bringing on more Republicans will fix the problem? I thought if we gave Republicans the Congress and the White House they would repeal Obamacare and that didn’t happen.
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