Nonprofit and charitable organizations are raising alarm bells over a proposed IRS regulatory change that they say could have a “chilling effect” on donations.

The conspiracy of Republican and Democrat congressional leaders to hide a massive surveillance bill inside the $1.1-trillion spending package passed last week has drawn the criticism of a couple of constitutionally consistent congressmen.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) strongly condemned a $1.1 trillion spending package before the Senate because it would fully fund President Obama’s resettlement of both refugees and illegal aliens, also fully fund sanctuary cities, and quadruple the number of H-2B foreign worker visas.

Fiscal conservatives who hoped House Speaker Paul Ryan would put up more of a fight against President Barack Obama and the congressional Democrats have reason to be disappointed with the unveiling of the new congressional budget. In fact, the first budget with Paul Ryan in the speaker's chair looks so much like a budget when John Boehner was speaker that one member of Congress called it the "Boehner legacy bill."

Paul Ryan may have replaced John Boehner as speaker of the House, but the spending continues, the capitulation to the Democrats never ceases, and the national debt is still rising.