UPDATE: Omnibus is Dead!!
With congress at a low of 13 percent, the democrats have introduced another bill with massive amount of earmarks and wasteful spending. Yesterday, John McCain speaks out against it. He says, “You vote for this, you put your political future in great peril.”
It’s always interesting to review what has been said in the past, what has been promised. When is a lie not a lie?
Below a discussion back in 2009 on Chris Matthews Hardball about the same subject, earmarks, . Nothing has changed. Notice the excuses that were made back then. What are the excuses this year??
I’ll bet you if John McCain were president today, he would not sign a bill filled with all this pork.
The only thing I can see that has changed since 2009 is an election took place in November, and the republicans took the House taking 63 seats. So let’s put a hold on this and let’s see what the new congress will do.
Posted: 12.16.10 Update: 12.16.10 @ 9:00 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a one-page continuing resolution Thursday that funds the government through Feb. 18th.
Exactly what I was thinking they should do. The democrats have presented a false choice – either accept their bill for the entire year of 2011 filled with over 6,000 earmarks, or shut down the government.
This is the solution. It’s a good common sense solution. Continue to fund the government through February when the new congress, elected by the people in November, can take up the issue.
Yea!! Republicans with some Back. Bone. Love it.
According to The Hill, Senate Republicans are going through with a plan to have the entire omnibus spending bill read on the Senate floor, a feat that won’t be completed for 50 hours. Republicans have vowed to vote against the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion bill that is loaded with billions in earmarks.
That would mean any Senate business would be stalled until Saturday evening.
Now you’re talking. I’ll stay up and watch.