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Senate Dems Unload $1.3T Omnibus Bill

From The Hill:

Senate Dems unveil $1.1T spending bill

By Alexander Bolton – 12/14/10 

Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal year 2011, according to Senate GOP sources.

It’s actually a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill.

The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.

The package drew a swift rebuke from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

"The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election," Thune said in a statement. "This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending.”

Thune has called for a short-term funding measure free of earmarks to keep the government operating beyond Dec. 18, when the current continuing resolution expires.

Despite strong opposition from Thune and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), several Senate Republicans are considering voting for the bill.

“That’s my intention,” said retiring Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) when asked if he would support the package.

Bennett said earmarks in the bill might give some of his GOP colleagues reason to hesitate but wouldn’t affect his vote.

“It will be tough for some, but not for me,” he said.

GOP Sens. Kit Bond (Mo.), George Voinovich (Ohio) and Susan Collins (Maine) also told The Hill on Tuesday they would consider voting for the omnibus but want to review it before making a final decision

Did we dream November 2nd?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Senate Dems Unload $1.3T Omnibus Bill”

  1. River0 says:

    I’m glad Reid and his slimy crew are showing Americans their true colors, and the decaying leprous face of ‘progressivism’. They’re awakening everyone who can be awakened to the danger we’re in. And it’s such an obvious “F*** you!” to us taxpayers that it will haunt them for a long time. Perhaps forever.

    We’ll see what Americans are really made of in the next few months. Come what may, I’m looking forward to it.

    BTW, the word ‘Apocalypse’ means “a parting of the veil” in Greek. We’re seeing behind the veil more and more, aren’t we?

  2. wardmama4 says:

    This entire session of Congress (111th for those who aren’t aware) has been plotting and planning this since they were sworn in with majorities in Jan. of 2009. This ‘bill’ was meant to be the 11th hour morass that it is – and unless the majority (i.e. those who are up in 2012 and those who plan to run the 112th Congress) has a backbone and understand exactly what We The People said in NOvember – this mess will be passed. And another 1.1T will be added to the deficit which will require higher taxes to be passed next year. As planned.

    So my question is this – The 111th Congress did not pass a budget – If that is not grounds for Removal – what is. This was suppose to be a tax rate continuence/unemployment extension bill – what are the other 1190 pages hiding, oops earmarking?

    And finally –

    What would be so bad about the Gov shutting down? Maybe then the idiots who have their hands out – could see that real Americans can function just fine without Uncle Obama telling them to buy this, don’t eat that and what he and his Klingon War Bride believe to be wrong (while doing it themselves).

    I wish someone would step up and DEMAND accountability – I guess I will just have to believe in Vengeance is mine, sayth the Lord and figure that they will all rot in hell with the radical extremists who happen to be islamic.

    The shame is the destruction, death and waste both groups spread while allowed to roam free every day.

  3. Petronius says:

    Lame duck Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah): “It will be tough for some, but not for me.”

    What a small, contemptible, mean-spirited, pipsqueak.

    They have no shame.

    Because of a picayune Stamp Tax, we fought a 7 year war for independence against King George III –– while shouting “no taxation without representation” every step of the way. And now that we’ve got “representation,” just look at what we’ve done to ourselves. Good grief.

    Can we have George III back? Please?

  4. tranquil.night says:

    Such a crying shame we’re losing such a solid Moderate like Sen. Bennett. What a voice for Independents and Centrists out there because this is exactly what they want. The smartest guy in the room, and such a patriot to boot! Why – a former “Republican” Senator who was tossed out by the insurgent redneck wingnuts in his party? He’s got all the labels to become a star member of No Labels!!

    Sigh.. It’s truly frightening that after November’s Shellacking, this budget buster is anything else than a desperate Hail Mary attempt. Along with some other indicators recently, it tells you how far Ruling Class corruption really did permeate into the political party as true Conservatives were forced out from 04-08.

  5. P. Aaron says:

    This is nothing more than taxpayer plunder on display.

  6. proreason says:

    I understand this completely.

    Mrs reason has the shopping gene. She doesn’t shop to buy things she needs. She shops because she is driven to spend every penney that she can get her hands on….and then some. Some of you will understand. It’s more of a disease than any of the universally acknowledged “addictive” diseases like drugs, alchohol, gambling and sex.

    Progressives all have the disease (plus, as marxists, bankrupting the country is their main strategy).

    They can’t help themselves. And they can’t be cured.

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