Skip to comments.Senate Dems Unveil $1.1 TRILLION Spending Bill
Posted on 12/14/2010 9:25:55 PM PST by T.L.Sink
Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal 2011. The 1924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare bill Congress passed earlier this year [ObamaCare]. The package drew swift rebuke from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. "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 said in a statement.
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Beware ObamaCare, as you forewarned!
This can be officially called the Screw the people bill, the Democrats were voted out and they hadn’t put the budget in place back in September when the supposed to and the voters could punish or reward them. Now they put forth another monstosity 3 weeks from the new congress taking office.
Filibuster this turkey for 3 weeks if you have to. The Republicans in the House should do every procedural maneuver to slow down things in the House.
This would be called a budget buster - if there was one.
well just dam
There goes any hope of keeping the tax rates before new tables take effect Jan 1 - BOHICA everyone
Our GOP cannot POSSIBLY vote for this
The lame ducks reveal their true colors. They have no one to answer to. The RINOs will be out in force because they don’t care about the voters.
Somebody please illuminate me. Annual federal expenditures are 3 trillion and revenues are 1.4 trillion. What does the 1.1 trillion in this article relate to?
Nachum's post of same, added info on that thread.
This dim bulb is hoping someone answers your question.
We will find out what’s in it.... AFTER it passes.
Extra posts are not a bad thing :)
Dear Congress: reality check time. You are broke. Stop spending.
Boehner's got to echo's Bamster's same sentiments and remind the Kenyan that his BIG MOUTH has "consequences." The GOP won the House. FU, JO. Stuff that trillion dollars worth of dumpster diving.
The proposed budget through fiscal 2011. The deficit is covered by a “continuing resolution” until December.
Right! Now that the GOP has the House it’s time to begin a get-tough rule there. I think Boehner fully understands his mandate from the voters and will kick some ass!
I wonder how much the earmarks amount to looks like business as usual.
Senate spending bill contains thousands of earmarks
The bill includes $18 million for two nonprofits associated with deceased Democrats, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Rep. John P. Murtha; $349,000 for swine waste management in North Carolina; and $6 million for a rural Iowa school program named after Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) epitomizes the conflicted nature of the debate. Formerly a member of the committee that doles out earmarks, McConnell reluctantly embraced a moratorium on the practice last month to send a signal that Republicans are serious about curbing spending.
Yet the legislation includes provisions requested this year by McConnell, including $650,000 for a genetic technology center at the University of Kentucky, according to an analysis of the bill by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog.
Saying he was now “vigorously in opposition” to the legislation, McConnell said Tuesday that rushed consideration of the bill “here on Christmas Eve” compelled him to try to block the bill through a filibuster. “I’m going to vote against things that arguably would benefit my state. I do not think this is the appropriate way to run the Senate,” he said.
But McConnell, like other new earmark opponents, stopped short of asking for his projects to be removed from the bill.
And again we’re just gonna bend over and take it.
German money required to buy one loaf of bread in the Weimar Republic, 1923
I thought that all bills regarding spending and taxing had to originate in the house and not the senate.
Aren’t spending bills supposed to originate in the HOUSE?? Have we gone that far from the Constitution? Maybe we have...
I heard McConnell give the excuse that his earmark had been promised long before he agreed to stop earmarks. I think it’s a pretty lame excuse. (As in lame-duck) Maybe these guys need some kind of Ten Step program like alcoholics have to break the addiction!
“Arent spending bills supposed to originate in the HOUSE?? Have we gone that far from the Constitution? Maybe we have...”
This is exactly my question.
We usually get some comic book level twisted explanation of why things like this really don’t violate the requirement for spending bills to originate in the House, but now we don’t even get that.
Maybe I’m wrong but I thought it did originate in the House and when it went to the Senate they made changes in it, as they have the right to do, before it goes before a Conference committee for reconciliation and a final bill.
Thank you for the confirmation....sometimes I think all this insanity is making me crazy too.
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