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house Bill H.R. 1625

The $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill to Fund the Gov’t for Fiscal Year 2018

Argument in favor

This compromise spending package provides the resources needed to strengthen the military, secure the border, and provide for a variety of federal programs ranging from food stamps to public housing to transportation infrastructure. It's not perfect, but it's the best option at our disposal to keep the government open.

Marcia's Opinion
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03/23/2018
Go ahead and vote to fund our government! We’ll take care of the Republicans and their ridiculous agenda in November! Blue wave!!!!
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Paul 's Opinion
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03/22/2018
It’s not the greatest, but not the worst, I don’t like shut downs. There are some bright spots in it.
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Carrie's Opinion
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03/23/2018
It’s not the worst considering and if Trump wants to shut down the government, let him. All on him.
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Argument opposed

This spending package cuts funding to many vital programs such as the EPA while providing $1.6 billion for a wasteful and unnecessary border wall. It also will destabilize health insurance markets by directing the IRS to not enforce the individual mandate. Pushing a 2,200+ bill on short notice is bad policy.

Chickie's Opinion
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03/22/2018
I don’t understand how this 1.3 trillion so called budget can include funding for The Wall. This diabolical waste of money will not improve border safety. The Wall is a racist stand against those who speak Spanish. #45 has spread his hateful rhetoric to cause Americans to distrust those with accents. Show strength to vote NAY to this bill. It’s wasteful!
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John's Opinion
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03/22/2018
I don’t want a government shutdown but I want an honest bi-partisan public discussion on spending.
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RadicalModerate's Opinion
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03/22/2018
The global war on terror is fake. Every dictator on earth knows if they label their enemies as terrorists they gain international support and unlimited funds to commit atrocities.
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    Go ahead and vote to fund our government! We’ll take care of the Republicans and their ridiculous agenda in November! Blue wave!!!!
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    I don’t understand how this 1.3 trillion so called budget can include funding for The Wall. This diabolical waste of money will not improve border safety. The Wall is a racist stand against those who speak Spanish. #45 has spread his hateful rhetoric to cause Americans to distrust those with accents. Show strength to vote NAY to this bill. It’s wasteful!
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    I don’t want a government shutdown but I want an honest bi-partisan public discussion on spending.
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    The global war on terror is fake. Every dictator on earth knows if they label their enemies as terrorists they gain international support and unlimited funds to commit atrocities.
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    It’s not the greatest, but not the worst, I don’t like shut downs. There are some bright spots in it.
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    I’ll be supporting the primary challenger of any democrat that votes for this. Republicans alone need to own the destruction of our country
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    We don’t need to increase our defense budget! We need to take that increase and use it to improve social programs and our country as a whole.
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    No. Cut it. Cut it to half. Cut it to a tenth. We can't afford it. We literally cannot afford our government. Deficit spending is us deciding to live at the expense of our children and grandchildren, since they're the ones who will pay back the debt we're incurring. That's taxation without representation.
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    Sneaking in funding for planned parenthood & sanctuary cities. Plus gun control. Horrible bill
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    I do not like that this bill because it reduces environmental analysis (NEPA) and protections for public lands, it increases the deficit while spending money on the unnecessary and environmentally unacceptable border wall. It does not include any protections or policy for DREAMERS. However it does not include riders for reducing protections for wolves in the Great Lakes region. I think my MOCs should vote NO even though I think that government shut downs are very harmful and ruin the reputation of the US government. I am not paid and only represent myself.
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    So, if we’re spending 700 billion on the military, that would leave 600 billion for everything else???!? Am I missing something? What does omnibus mean?
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    No need to increase the military’s spending. No need for that stupid wall. Take some of the nuclear spending money & use it on cyber security. That is the next area of warfare. Russia has already eclipsed us in cyber tampering. We have to get busy.
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    Take defense spending and put it on infrastructure!
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    We need a CLEAN Dream Act
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    Stop voting on a pork barrel. Split some of the important stuff off.
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    The border wall is a joke. Spend the money on education, not ignorance.
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    This bill is disgusting! Would rather see a shutdown and have this done right!
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    Just no.
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    I was ambivalent until I read intro by Paul Ryan. I don't want my grandchildren and theirs paying for this out of control administration
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    This shows how inept the republicans are at governing. What happened to the days of committee budget hearings for the various departments? Guess that’s too much work for Congress to handle. It’s time to clean house in November!
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