12/17/15, "DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON BUDGET DEAL"
(New York, NY) December 17, 2015 – "If anyone needed more evidence of
why the American people are suffering at the hands of their own
government, look no further than the budget deal announced by Speaker
Ryan. In order to avoid a government shutdown, a cowardly threat from an
incompetent President, the elected Republicans in Congress threw in the
towel and showed absolutely no budget discipline.
American people will have to absorb higher deficits, greater debt, less
economic liberty and more corporate welfare. Congress cannot seem to
help itself in bending to every whim of special interests. How can they
face their constituents when they continue to burden our children and
grandchildren with debts they will never be able to repay? Our
government is failing us, so we must do something about it. Who knows
how bad things will be when the next administration comes in and has to
pick up the pieces?
The only special interest not being
served by our government is the American people. It is time we imposed
budget discipline by holding the line on spending, getting rid of waste,
fraud and abuse, and by taking on our debt. To do these things, we need
a President who can lead the fight to hold Congress and the rest of
government accountable. Together, we can Make America Great Again." – Donald J. Trump"
12/17/15, "GOP Sells America Down the River,"
"And now the Republicans have the largest number of seats in the House they've had in Congress since the Civil War. And it hasn't made any difference at all. It is as though Nancy Pelosi is still running the
House and Harry Reid is still running the Senate. "Betrayed" is not
even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal.
Betrayal is pretty bad, but it's worse than that....[W]e don't even
need a Republican Party if they're gonna do this. You know, just elect
Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it,
because that's what's happening anyway."