Conservatives hoped that President Trump would veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill that will keep the Federal government running through September, according to a poll by FedUp PAC. A veto was supported by 94%, agreeing that it would be better “to shut down the government for a while”. Only 1% supported Trump’s signing of the bill.
Congress removed from the bill all funding for Trump’s wall along the Mexican border and prohibited any spending on the wall. At the same time, a $900 billion pork barrel project in New York City backed by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer will be eligible to receive more than $500 million. The bill keeps money flowing to many Democratic favorites, including Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, sanctuary cities, and the Import-Export Bank.
Earlier this year, when President Trump refused to give in to Democrats on a short-term spending bill, it was the Democrats who surrendered and allowed the government to reopen.
President Bill Clinton, following the Republican takeover of Congress, vetoed spending bills and forced Congress to rewrite the bills to his specifications.
Trump, however, decided that the increased military spending justified giving the Democrats their way on most other items.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.