Save Our State of Massachusetts
OFTEN times someone else says it so on point, there is no reason to add ones own commentary. Such is the case below, but please, NEVER, EVER forget what these same people did to us last year over the holidays (OBAMACARE instead of focusing on the much needed issues of the economy -stupid- and JOBS. Here we go again as though Scott Brown, and then November, never happened!!!
Meanwhile, THIS should be posted to everyone’s Facebook Wall for the debate liberals won’t let us have because they just can’t defend the Obama Administration’s Record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-A4bp-Yl97o
“Like a group of fiscal alcoholics knowing they are about to enter forced rehab on January 5th.”
The cost? How about $1,100,000,000,000.00 (that’s $1.1 trillion) or $575,130,000.00 per page. (That’s $575.13 million per page). Ya’ think the alcoholic spending legislatures got a problem? Not according to “bartender in chief” Harry Reid happily pouring, and calling all the shots.
The Washington Times The bill contains hundreds of pork-barrel spending projects and new rules governing everything from airport baggage to detainees at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“We’re not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.
The omnibus spending bill is likely to get the most attention, spanning 1,924 pages and spending an average of $575.13 million per page.
It stands in contrast to the House, which last week passed a streamlined bill freezing fiscal 2011 government spending at 2010′s level. The Senate bill, though, boosts spending by $16 billion — a tough sell at a time when deficits and debt already are dominating the policy debate in Washington.
In some cases the spending bill not only rejects President Obama’s proposed cuts, it actually boosts spending. For example, Mr. Obama earlier this year told Congress to cut funding for the health and welfare package targeting Mississippi’s Delta region, which in 2010 received about $26 million. But the Senate bill includes funding and actually increases it to nearly $35 million in 2011.
Senators also picked up the slack for their House colleagues, whose bill was devoid of pork-barrel earmarks, by including House lawmakers’ requests in the Senate’s own bill.
Mr. Reid, though, said Congress will stay until he tries to tackle issues he says have been unfairly stalled by the GOP. “I hate to report all this to you — but you know, there’s still Congress after Christmas,” he told reporters. “So if the Republicans think that because they can stall and stall and stall that we take a break, we’re through, we’re not through.”
Read more from The Hill Including the names of several republicans (usual suspects) who are considering support. Looks like another “pass it to see what’s in it” December Surprise !!
A friend of mine in college, being experimentally foolish, took a hit of LSD (acid dots) during a party. He had immediate regrets and began to question his stupidity. He turned toward someone and said, “I shouldn’t have done that…. what can I do now?” The response he heard was was stoic and simple “Once you get on the bus you cannot get off until the ride is over”. That was correct. This Omnibus spending reminds me of those words. Once they pass this bill, nothing can be done, the spending trip begins, the bus pulls away……. No matter how angry, frustrated, and disregarded we feel, the bus still leaves to spend our money.