Harry Reid and his collection of Daycare rejects, known as the Senate Democrats, yesterday released a 1,900 page, $1.1 trillion budget Omnibus bill proposal. Mitch McConnell and Republican leaders are opposed to the measure due to its size, cost and the nonexistent time for debate.
The Senate Minority Leader said he would rather pass a short-term spending patch to fund the government instead of jamming through the omnibus bill before Christmas. Although there had been some bi-partisan co-operation in drafting the bill, Tuesday was the first time that most policymakers saw the finished product.
Dinghy Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that he wants it passed before the next Congress begins on Jan. 5.
I’ll bet he does. Coward.
McConnell compared the effort by Senate Democrats to pass the bill over the next few weeks to the underhanded garbage used to get the health care bill on the Senate floor on Christmas Eve last year. He called for a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government until February in order to allow more time to actually find out what is in this enormous omnibus spending bill next year.
Anybody out there feeling a sense of Deja Vu? Who could forget Obamacare? Is under the cover of darkness the only way the Democrats can hope to complete their nefarious plans? You betcha.
The Senate Minority Leader feels the same way:
Where we are is eerily reminiscent of last year. It was December. There was either snow on the ground or snow was on the way. And all of a sudden we had, in that case a 2,700 page bill that no one had seen, and we were trying to jam it through the Senate. Fast forward a year. It’s cold outside. Snow is on the way. And we have another, in this case, almost 2,000 page bill that no one has seen, at least on my side of the aisle.
An OMNIBUS BILL packages together several measures into one or combines diverse subjects into a single bill. Examples are reconciliation bills, combined appropriations bills, and private relief and claims bills.
An annual event, the omnibus bill supposedly provides funding for all parts of the federal budget. If short-term measures to fund the government aren’t passed, the government could shutdown.
McConnell says so what?
This bill should not go forward. It’s completely and totally inappropriate to wrap all of this up into a 2,000 bill and try to pass this a week before Christmas.
The usual Senate RINOs are claiming to support the bill.
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio wants the Senate Democrats to stand down:
This bill represents exactly what the American people have rejected: more spending, more earmarks, and more big government. Republicans strongly oppose this last-ditch spending spree, a smack in the face to taxpayers at a time when we’re borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend. Instead of making reckless spending decisions in the waning days of the lame-duck session, Senate Democrats should stand down so we can get to work on cleaning up Washington’s fiscal mess.
As reported on drudgereport.com, Sen. John McCain stood on the Senate floor and blew the whistle on the Dems . He said:
In the short time I’ve had to review this massive piece of legislation – I’ve identified approximately 6,488 earmarks totaling nearly $8.3 billion. Here is a small sample:
- $277,000 for potato pest management in Wisconsin
- $246,000 for bovine tuberculosis in Michigan and Minnesota
- $522,000 for cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
- $500,000 for oyster safety in Florida
- $349,000 for swine waste management in North Carolina
- $413,000 for peanut research in Alabama
- $247,000 for virus free wine grapes in Washington
- $208,000 beaver management in North Carolina
- $94,000 for blackbird management in Louisiana
- $165,000 for maple syrup research in Vermont
- $235,000 for noxious weed management in Nevada
- $100,000 for the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage Visitor’s Center in New York
- $300,000 for the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii
- $400,000 for solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
Additionally, the bill earmarks $727,000 to compensate ranchers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan whenever endangered wolves eat their cattle. As my colleagues know, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gray Wolf program is under intense scrutiny for wasting millions of taxpayer dollars every year to ‘recover’ endangered wolves that are now overpopulating the West and Midwest. My State of Arizona has a similar wolf program but ranchers in my state aren’t getting $727,000 in this bill.
It’s nice to see ol’ Maverick man up and tell it like it is.
There needs to be more of this from the Republican Senators in regards to this Christmas president that the Cowardly Dems seem determined to give to themselves, regardless of how the country feels about it.
The Democratic Party, from Obama on down, seem to have embraced denial, as to what exactly happened on November 2nd, 2011. Somehow,using their own unique pretzel logic, they have intentionally misconstrued the Midterm results to mean that Americans want them to double down on their Progressive Schemes. What’s equally as bad, is the reaction of the Beltway Elite Republicans, who see the election as an affirmation to continue their backroom dealing.
To those in Washington who think that the results of the Midterms mean that you can continue ignoring the wishes of the American people, a word of warning: I hope y’all have a trade you can fall back on after November 2012. Politics as usual just ain’t gonna cut it.