WASHINGTON DC - Now that the Democrat-controlled US Congress has passed a "Budget", Mexican Drug Cartels may be able to provide "Health Care Services" without fear of criminal charges and time in prison. With the support of many, many lobbyists and political consultants, Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) managed to turn the declaration of "no money for Trump's wall" into 1,768 pages of "Anything Goes" (as long as you're not an American Citizen).
How does an organization like the Sinaloa Drug Cartel or "Los Zetas" distribute tons of illegal narcotics, request payment of $2.6 Billion for Medicare services provided, and violently eliminate "competition" without any fear of police or judicial prosecution?
"Loop-holes" ... WARNING - If you are an American Citizen, or if you are legally in the US on a VISA, the FBI and other law enforcement agents may seize your property ("Civil Asset Forfeiture") without criminal charges, use excessive force during arrest or searches, and "accidentally" execute you without trial.
For normal people, "NO means no".... However, politicians favor "you have to PASS a law to find out what's in it", and their language comes from Lobbyists and Political-Strategist Lawyers who can state "2+2=5" by salad-tossing 200-thousand words with terms and phrases like "whereas ... pursuant to ... potential pharmaceutical materials ... section 13031(a)(5)."
Although the FBI likes to prove that it is "tough on crime" by sending dozens of agents with body armor and assault weapons to arrest an unarmed 66-year-old man for "lying to the FBI", other people who seem to have "friends" in DC do not have Attack Helicopters with .50-cal Machine Guns hover over their homes, when evidence seems to implicate them in far worse crimes.
Why Did Congress Create a Deal with "ZERO Benefits" for America?
First, high-ranking political leaders were certain the President would sign ANY bill, because he mentioned using Executive Orders to build a wall by other means. Therefore, the budget itself was almost irrelevant.
Political strategists believe that the Trump 2020 Campaign would be COMPLETELY Destroyed if the President signed the worst, most Anti-American piece of Marxist-Nihilist Legislative Trash in US History.
Second, the Democrat leadership told their Budget Negotiation Team to "put EVERYTHING Trump hates in this bill." According to staffers in Congress, the Budget Bill would have been 29 pages long, based on "how much to spend."
"Joey" (Intern, Capitol Hill): "When they say Bi-Partisan here, what they mean is that the politicians involved are purely motivated by getting more money, by destroying their political enemies, and by getting re-elected. This bill for the budget negotiation has 1200 pages of back-stabbing, sabotage, and Narcissistic BAD Ideas. Of course, you really wouldn't expect any other kind of legislation from Congress."
Budget Appropriation vs "Continuing Resolution"
To understand why this 2019 Budget Deal is such a cluster-f*ck, you need to know that the most important job of the US Congress is authorizing ALL Federal spending, by making "Appropriations" in 12 subcommittees. Each of the subcommittees deals with a portion of the US government, like Defense, Transportation, Banking, Foreign Relations, Energy, and so on.
Almost every year, the Lying Dirt-Bags in the Senate and the House of Representatives FAIL to do this job in a competent, ethical, and timely manner. In 36 of the last 40 years, Congress did not do its assigned duty. The work-around to doing the Right Thing is called "C.R."
In a "Continuing Resolution" (CR), the politicians in Congress agree to SPEND-MORE-MONEY-THAN-LAST-YEAR.... It's pretty simple, and generally doesn't change Federal policies. Votes only need the simple majority ("51%").
As Mark Twain said, "There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress." If you consider the idea stated by Lord Acton where "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely", then the power of Congress over spending $4 TRILLION Every Year makes for the Most Corruption that any civilization could offer.