BREAKING: Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill

BREAKING: Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill March 23, 2018

In a morning tweet today, President Donald Trump threatened to veto the spending bill with a grand tally of $1.3 trillion.  He wrote, “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.”

Here’s his tweet:

On Thursday, White House officials assured the public that Trump would definitely sign the legislation even though the bill wasn’t perfect.   His signature, people assumed, would be just a formality.  Now, however, the process, once again, is thrown into chaos.

The first hurdle — which is actually a big one — came when people began realizing that the lawmakers didn’t have time to actually read the bill. After all, it’s 2,322 pages long.  As Chris Cillizza of CNN said, “Some quick back-of-the-envelope math shows that if every lawmaker stayed up for 48 straight hours — the time, roughly, between when the so-called “omnibus” bill was unveiled and when it needs to be passed — they would need to read an average of 48 pages per hour, every hour, to read the entire thing. Which seems, um, unlikely.”

If Trump refuses to sign the bill, the government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Cillizza writes:

People whose lives don’t revolve around Congress or Washington, look at all of this with disgust — and rightly so. A 2,000+ page bill introduced fewer than two days before it needs to be passed (or else!) is ridiculous. And serves as yet an other reminder that Congress — and particularly the way it allocates money across the federal government is deeply broken.

Yep. Here we go again.

Image Credit:  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/Released) 

Hat Tip: NBC

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