A Christian pro-family pundit says liberals are thrilled that the GOP-controlled House and Senate voted to fund virtually everything the left wanted.
As expected, both the House and Senate last week approved the massive 2016 omnibus appropriations package costing roughly $2 trillion. The bill made its way through Congress in uncharacteristically speedy fashion with the House (on a 316-113 vote) and the Senate (65-33) sending it to the president, who then signed it into law – all within two days.
Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association, has described the measure as a bill with "absolutely no limits." She explains that one of the most egregious things in the bill is that it fully funds the Obama administration's resettlement plan for Muslim refugees. Among other things, she says, it will allow the president to bring thousands and thousands of Islamic refugees into the country.
In an online poll over the weekend (right), OneNewsNow readers expressed their displeasure with two specific aspects of the measure: it's full funding of Planned Parenthood and the president's resettlement plan. But there are many other bad provisions in the bill, says Rios.
"It fully funds ObamaCare. It fully funds the global-warming agreement that the president agreed to in Paris," she lists. "It fully funds everything and, in fact, increases the revenues for each and every program."
And as for its funding for the abortion giant? "Planned Parenthood is thrilled. They are rejoicing," observes Rios. "The left cannot believe what they've gotten."
Rios points out that congressional Democrats – as well as the president – are thrilled about the omnibus bill's passage. The White House even issued a statement saying that they got just about everything they wanted. She is hopeful voters will remember who approved the massive spending monolith when they go to the polls next year.