ONLY THE THREAT OF A PRESIDENTIAL VETO WILL END “OMNIBUS” APPROPRIATIONS
By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney says he doesn’t expect the “Republican” Congress to change Washington’s flawed budgeting process any time soon.
During a Facebook Town Hall meeting this week, South Carolina’s fifth district congressman (yes, that’s Frank Underwood‘s district) was asked by a constituent whether he thought the GOP leadership had any appetite to “restrict budget votes to single appropriation bills rather than giant Omnibus bills that hide ridiculous spending.”
“No, not yet,” Mulvaney answered. “My guess is that we will continue to see these huge bills until you have a president (of either party) who threatens to veto them.”
“I could be wrong – and the appropriations process MIGHT start working again the way it should … but we will know for sure in the next (six) months or so,” Mulvaney added, holding out a small measure of hope.
Mulvaney, a pro-free market businessman (and one of the few degreed economists in the U.S. Congress) voted against the recent “bipartisan” boondoggle. Liberal “Republicans” Lindsey Graham in the Senate and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson in the House voted in favor of it.
So … who does Mulvaney think would use a presidential veto threat to fix Washington’s bad budgeting?
He didn’t say, but he did make it clear he would not be endorsing the “More Bush” movement for president.
“I think it is safe to say that I wouldn’t be supporting Jeb Bush for the GOP nomination,” he said.