Jimmy Kimmel

House Freedom Caucus Proves It’s a Deficit Scam

Stan Collender: “The House Freedom Caucus — that self-professed paragon of fiscal rectitude and righteousness that in the past has opposed emergency relief aid for Americans devastated by natural disasters unless it was offset with spending cuts — today made it much easier for the multi-trillion dollar increase in the federal deficit and national debt that will be caused by the Trump tax cut to be enacted.”

“HFC could have completely stopped this from happening had it opposed the fiscal 2018 budget resolution when it was considered by the House this morning. That budget resolution will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion or more and didn’t include the spending cuts HFC said was the price for its support when the House adopted its budget earlier this month.”

“But instead of deficit purity, the House Freedom Caucus didn’t oppose the budget resolution, as it has so many other deficit- and debt-increasing bills.”

GOP Senator Says Bill Must Pass the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test’

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said that a Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” after the comedian revealed his son was born with a heart defect, The Hill reports.

Said Cassidy: “I ask, does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test? Will a child born with congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in the first year of life? I want it to pass the Jimmy Kimmel test.”

Exchange of the Day

Jimmy Kimmel asked Donald Trump about his once-effusive take on the Clintons, ABC News reports. Trump took the bait, acknowledging his past kind words. “She’s wonderful, the husband, everybody’s wonderful including contributions.”

Kimmel interjected and asked, “So you were full of shit?”

Trump’s response? “A little bit.”