On July 25, 2017 Andrew West posted this article, Congressional Hot Mic Reveals “Worried” Senators Think Trump is “Crazy” stating:
"From the moment that the unconventional President first entered the Oval Office, there has existed a childish and shallow “resistance” to everything that Trump and his conservative supporters stand for. The President has been nearly completely stagnated by these unfathomable attacks and the rhetoric of the now-radical leftists who aim to employ chaos in their opposition to the administration. This has created an environment in which Donald Trump has been forced to grind uphill, forcefully, for every minute piece of action on his agenda. With these obstacles in his way, and the mainstream media constantly questioning his ability to do the job we hired him to do, it comes as no surprise that members of congress would be falling for the despair in the air."He goes on to report about a "hot mic" conversation between two Senators:
“At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague — apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee. “After Reed praises Collins’s leadership of the hearing, she laments the administration’s handling of spending. “’I swear, [the Office of Management and Budget] just went through and whenever there was “grant,” they just X it out,’ Collins says. ‘With no measurement, no thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing. It’s just incredibly irresponsible.’ “’Yes,’ Reed replies. ‘I think — I think he’s crazy,’ apparently referring to the president. ‘I mean, I don’t say that lightly and as a kind of a goofy guy.’ “’I’m worried,’ Collins replies.”
This shouldn't surprise anyone regarding Collins. Collins is "worried", and why? Apparently she's worried in the Trump budget they "just X out" grant money ‘With no measurement, no thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing." And she finds "It’s just incredibly irresponsible".
How about this as a metric. We're 20 trillion dollars in debt! Huge amounts of grant money go to leftists, environmentalists, radical universities promoting leftist insanity. In my opinion most of that grant money is nothing more than vote buying at taxpayer expense. And it's high time it was stopped across the board. How's this for a metric - get rid of all grant money expenditures, and stop increasing deficit spending!
Are some grants worth the money. Of course, but so what? We're broke, and it's high time someone realized it's the government's job to run government, not fund everything. Collins should be worried about that, but no, she's worried were not spending enough money based on some mythical leftist measurement that justifies not giving borrowed money away. Well, when it comes to leftist measurements for not giving money away - there isn't one.
There's a new sheriff in town and he actually understands budgets. Unlike Collins - and probably Reid - he's actually run something large and successful, and he had to make the money to pay for everything in his budgets - not print it like the federal government - or go out of business.
And they think Trump is crazy!