The Cuck Stops Here – Talking Points Memo:
For all the talk about Trump shutting down the government to get Wall money, holding Obamacare subsidies hostage or generally bending history or at least Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to his will, Trump got close to nothing in the funding bill meant to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. He ended up crying uncle or “no mas” on virtually all his demands.
Let’s go down the list.
The EPA was slated for massive cuts – roughly 31%. It will retain 99% of its funding.
Trump demanded funding for his border wall. He didn’t get any.
Trump wanted to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health. It’s getting $2 billion of additional funding.
Funding is included for the Obamacare subsidies Trump has threatened not to pay.
There’s no provision for “defunding Planned Parenthood.”
There’s no language to defund “sanctuary cities.”
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