As expected, John Boehner’s final betrayal, one of them anyway, before stepping down as Speaker of the House is the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 adding $85 billion to our national debt.
Source: Heritage Foundation.
It is both Boehner and Senate Majority Leader/RINO, Mitch McConnell who delivered this gift to Barack Obama but not before 2016 Republican Party primary candidate, Senator Ted Cruz called McConnell out on the Senate Floor on Thursday.
“Now Mr. President what does it say to that a supposedly Republican majority of the United States Senate negotiates a bigger spending bill than Harry Reid and the Democrats?
When Harry Reid and the Democrats were in charge of this body, they jacked up spending they jacked up spending in our debt $63 billion.
When the Republicans take charge, oh baby we can do it better. Sum $85 billion….
Majority Leader McConnell has proven to be the most effective Democratic leader of modern times….” (approx. 54:12 of video)
The Daily Signal by Kate Scanlon
In a speech Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sharply criticized the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a budget deal between former House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama.
Cruz said the deal is yet another example of the failure of the “so-called Republican majority” to deliver on their promises to the American people….
‘Nineteen times in the last ten months this so-called Republican majority has passed legislation, has had a vote succeed where a majority of Democrats supported it and a majority of Republicans opposed it,’ Cruz added. [approx. 56:26 of video]
Cruz said that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ‘has proven to be a very effective Democratic leader….’
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H.R. 1314 (Trade Act of 2015 ) passed at 3 a.m. Friday in the Senate 64-35. Thirty-five Republicans opposed. See how they voted below:
Source: Senate Roll Call Vote.
Negotiated for weeks behind closed doors, the usual suspects pushed and passed another crap budget bill that bankrupts the United States, its citizens, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with no signs of ending.
According to Melissa Quinn of The Daily Signal, “Conservative senators went head-to-head with Republican leadership before the vote….”
Case in point, in addition to Ted Cruz, remarks made by Senators Rand Paul, Jess Sessions, Mike Lee on the Senate Floor calling out this disastrous piece of legislation.
Suggested Reading: Analysis of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
H/t Canada Free Press.