Mission Viejo Mayor blasts federal budget deal

Mission Viejo’s Mayor, Greg Raths, blasted the Budget deal between the White House and Congressional Democrats as a “hopeless mess”.

Raths, a Trump backer explained, “I support our President, but I have to call them as I see them, and I do NOT support the President on this bill. Ronald Reagan said that “government always finds a need for whatever money it gets”. Those words are still true today. “In the two years that the president has been in office, the national debt has increased by 10%. Put differently–caused by Congress spending money it didn’t have—the debt has increased by two TRILLION dollars. It took from the founding of the Republic until 1986 for the debt to even reach two trillion dollars, and now the Democrat Congress has matched that in only two years. “The deal isn’t done yet. Republicans should rally together and defeat this insane spending bill. We can no longer mortgage our children’s future. We must balance the budget. The only way to do that is to reject this monstrosity of a bill”, Raths observed. “When a president says ‘Read my lips’, I listen. President Trump ran on a platform promising to balance the budget. I read his lips in 2016, and they are saying something entirely different today. I say to the President: Read MY lips, BALANCE THE BUDGET!”

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