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Senate Dems Unveil $1.1 TRILLION Spending Bill
The Hill ^ | Dec. 14, 2010

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 111th; federalspending; reid; thune
It was Obama who arrogantly said that "elections have consequences" as a justification for railroading through his socialist agenda. But apparently they have no consequences for Democrats who, disregarding the November elections, are prepared to ram ObamaCare and billions in pet pork projects through the lame-duck session. By the way, where is the Obama who has suddenly become alarmed at his own out-of-control spending that has sky-rocked our deficits and national debt? Not a peep! But who's really surprised at that? They next couple generations are already in hock and will be lucky if they can even pay the INTEREST on this debt. But the Dems are having a hell of a good time spending our money before the fiscal Titanic goes down! (Another nearly 2000 pages that won't be read!)
1 posted on 12/14/2010 9:25:58 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Beware ObamaCare, as you forewarned!


2 posted on 12/14/2010 9:27:57 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

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.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 9:35:19 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: T.L.Sink

This would be called a budget buster - if there was one.


4 posted on 12/14/2010 9:37:12 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather
This administration keeps talking about paying down the deficit. How the hell can you pay down the deficit if you keep spending trillions of dollars?
5 posted on 12/14/2010 9:40:31 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: T.L.Sink

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


6 posted on 12/14/2010 9:44:52 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: T.L.Sink

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.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 9:47:57 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Steelers6
Actually the Deadline Reid set for passage is 3 DAYs - when the latest gov’t “Continuing Spending Resolution” runs out...

BOHICA America....!

8 posted on 12/14/2010 9:49:46 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: T.L.Sink

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?


9 posted on 12/14/2010 9:54:43 PM PST by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: T.L.Sink; Nachum
Senate Dems unveil $1.1T omnibus spending bill

Nachum's post of same, added info on that thread.

10 posted on 12/14/2010 9:55:39 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: spyone

This dim bulb is hoping someone answers your question.


11 posted on 12/14/2010 10:02:13 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: T.L.Sink

We will find out what’s in it.... AFTER it passes.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 10:05:30 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: onyx

Extra posts are not a bad thing :)


13 posted on 12/14/2010 10:09:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: T.L.Sink

Dear Congress: reality check time. You are broke. Stop spending.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 10:11:22 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: T.L.Sink
It was Obama who arrogantly said that "elections have consequences" as a justification for railroading through his socialist agenda. But apparently they have no consequences for Democrats who, disregarding the November elections, are prepared to ram ObamaCare and billions in pet pork projects through the lame-duck session.

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.

15 posted on 12/14/2010 10:13:11 PM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: spyone

The proposed budget through fiscal 2011. The deficit is covered by a “continuing resolution” until December.


16 posted on 12/14/2010 10:58:24 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: Conservative Tsunami

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!


17 posted on 12/14/2010 11:04:32 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

I wonder how much the earmarks amount to looks like business as usual.

Senate spending bill contains thousands of earmarks

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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.

In full

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121405271.html?hpid=topnews


18 posted on 12/14/2010 11:14:49 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: T.L.Sink
Almost 2000 pages! Let me guess, the Dems just wrote this stuff this week! I'm sure they didn't have this planned out weeks or months ahead (sarcasm)
19 posted on 12/14/2010 11:42:32 PM PST by rjamesca (Been there, done that . . .)
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To: rjamesca

And again we’re just gonna bend over and take it.


20 posted on 12/14/2010 11:50:45 PM PST by hillarys cankles
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To: spyone; skr
The capacity of the printing presses at the Bureau of Engraving

German money required to buy one loaf of bread in the Weimar Republic, 1923

21 posted on 12/15/2010 12:29:28 AM PST by oldbill
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To: T.L.Sink

I thought that all bills regarding spending and taxing had to originate in the house and not the senate.


22 posted on 12/15/2010 1:33:43 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: T.L.Sink
JUST SAY NO TO THIS BILL !!


23 posted on 12/15/2010 3:15:20 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Gator113
" We will find out what’s in it.... AFTER it passes "

If you translate that, what they REALLY think of us people is that we are just another bowel movement.
24 posted on 12/15/2010 4:17:40 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: T.L.Sink

Aren’t spending bills supposed to originate in the HOUSE?? Have we gone that far from the Constitution? Maybe we have...


25 posted on 12/15/2010 4:49:43 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...(*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: FromLori

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!


26 posted on 12/15/2010 5:24:46 AM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: Molly Pitcher

“Aren’t 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.


27 posted on 12/15/2010 5:28:33 AM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: fella

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.


28 posted on 12/15/2010 5:32:00 AM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: crescen7

Thank you for the confirmation....sometimes I think all this insanity is making me crazy too.


29 posted on 12/15/2010 5:38:46 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...(*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: T.L.Sink
The article reads as if the bill is originating in the Senate. It's been done many times before disregarding The Constitution.
30 posted on 12/15/2010 5:39:21 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: T.L.Sink
$1.1 trillion bill?

Pikers.


31 posted on 12/15/2010 11:39:22 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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