Skip to comments.CNN'S Heidi Collins: Monstrous Spending Bill 'Is a Hold-Over From the Last Administration'
Posted on 03/06/2009 1:41:35 PM PST by Mike Bates
On this morning's CNN Newsroom, anchor Heidi Collins gave Barack Obama some cover by characterizing the omnibus spending bill, larded with thousands of earmarks, as left over from the Bush administration:
A controversial $410 billion spending bill hits a snag in the Senate. This is the bill we've been talking about with about $8 billion in earmarks. Republicans and a few Democrats are mad about all that pork barrel spending. That led members from both parties to push President Obama to veto the bill.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid says the measure will be opened up for changes next week in an effort to gain more support. The bill is a hold-over from the last administration.
Collin's reporting comes straight from the Obama playbook. Last Sunday on "This Week," Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag defended his boss's support for the measure:
"This is last year's business. We want to just move on. Let's get this bill done, get it into law and move forward."
Time's Michael Grunwald got it right in explaining why the budget from last year is still pending, and it isn't President Bush's fault:
It was originally drafted last year, but congressional Democrats didn't want to send it to President Bush, so it will only fund the government from April through September.
Paul Kane at The Washington Post points out that the bill is "leftover from last year's congressional agenda."
And the Associated Press reported yesterday on Senator John McCain's attempts to defeat the spending bill:
McCain took aim at the $410 billion spending bill to keep the government running, specifically Obama's willingness to accept thousands of pet projects that it would fund. Orszag, McCain noted, called the so-called earmarks "last year's business."
"Last year's business? Does that mean last year's president will sign this pork barrel bill?" McCain railed from the Senate floor. "It is the president's business. It is the business of the president of the United States."
No, Heidi, the omnibus bill working its way through Congress isn't a hold-over from the Bush administration. Your saying so is evidence of what's become increasingly apparent: When it comes to covering up for Obama, the news readers at CNN are shovel ready.
As if we needed any more proof (of the MSM’s complicity.)
Heidi doesn’t appear to be very bright. Perfect for CNN.
Oops, guess who controlled Congress last year, too?
It has nothing to do with President Bush. Look to Congress and replace them.
“This is last year’s business. We want to just move on. Let’s get this bill done, get it into law and move forward.”
so put Bush back in the WH and tell him to sign it
Instead, we get Captain Party Animal who wants to say "Hey, it was not mine, so I'll sign it."
The class just keeps rolling off of these people...
I am feeling more and more stimulated every day...but not the way they want.
You’re right. Just trying to document the MSM’s bias, mainly for those who sometimes have to give their doubting friends “examples.”
The omnibus bill is a resolution to the last of the spending authorization from the final Bush term. It is in Zeros best interest to jack that number up as high as possible as it will allow him to inflate the Bush deficit to complain about. More importantly though, it provides a higher baseline for Zeros budget to begin its growth, since federal budgeting is a last year cost plus shell game.
She does have other, more important for TV, attributes.
Now you've let the cat out of the bag. That's supposed to be a top hush-hush secret. And will be if the MSM have their way.
McCain’s doing better now than he was during his campaign. Still a RINO much of the time, but he occasionally trips into doing the right thing.
If the bill is a holdover from the last administration, then when does the “change that we can believe in begin?
What difference does it make?
Bull Puckey! The DhimmiRats own this, just like all the other bailout, over-spending, insane legislation since the election of the LibTard majority in the Congress.
It’s time to take back the country.
THAT is the other MSM failing.....Obama partying while the country's economy is in flames.
The MSM would NEVER, EVER let a Republican hold weekly parties in the White House while a recession was on!
Agreed - we need to protest n front of the media!!!
Poor babies... They are still trying to blame George W.