Budget Director calls funding bill a bipartisan success

NTD Staff
By NTD Staff
May 2, 2017USshare

White House budget Director Mick Mulvaney explained the bi-partisan deal to fund the Federal government until September was a win for everybody.

He objected that Democrats were calling passing the $1.1 trillion dollar bill a victory.

“If you’re in a bipartisan meeting, I think it’s very unusual for  one group to walk out and start spiking the football and say, hey, we won, we killed the other guys,” Mulvaney commented at a White House press briefing on May 2.

Both parties had to compromise to pass the temporary spending bill.

President Trump got a sizeable increase in defense spending. He also got major funding for personnel and technology to defend the U.S.-Mexican border.

He did not get money for the proposed border wall.

Budget Director Mulvaney said the Democrats had hoped to force a government shutdown.

“What they really didn’t get is this, and this is what they wanted: they wanted a shutdown,” he claimed.

“They were desperate to make this administration look like we couldn’t function, like we couldn’t govern.

The Trump Administration proved that it could reach a deal with the many disparate and often opposing forces, both within and outside of his own party, all trying to get funds for pet projects while scuttling everyone else’s.

That was the artful deal in this case.

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