Skip to comments.What’s $1.1 Trillion between bipartisan friends?
Posted on 01/15/2014 6:41:32 PM PST by all the best
What was once outspoken opposition (to increased spending) led by the tea party core in the House seems to have cooled to a lukewarm loyal opposition. A few are opposing the latest $1.1 Trillion omnibus spending bill, but we are not hearing too much strident expression of principle anymore.
Where did they go?
Republicans in general seem to have been spooked by the medias claims that the previous 16-day shutdown reflected poorly on Republicans. With reelection campaigns looming this year, jittery politicians need to reassure constituencies and donors by bringing home pork.
And boy are they! The House bill is porkfest, a grand feastor better yet, a massive hulk of road kill covered in vultures.
Principle? Whats principle? Weve gotta get things done around here. Nom, nom, nom.
Heriatge Fund has combed through the bill to reveal tons of wastespecial pork projects almost certainly designed to help certain districts, and thereby ensure certain representatives vote yes. The list includes:
■More Federally Funded Cherry Pickers? ■Let USPS Compete ■Tax Dollars To UNFPA ■Obamacare Funding of Abortion Coverage ■Fueling Falsely-Named Transportation Investments ■Education Spending Increases Continue Apace ■Obamacares Omnibus Funding Loophole ■Department of Energys Wasteful Spending Streak Continues ■More Federal Transportation Spending, Bigger Government ■Hidden Green Handouts ■Obsolete Rural Programs ■No Cuts for National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities ■Justice Department Appropriations for 2014 ■Waste Water, Waste Treatment Government Waste ■Time for Congress to take Control of CO2 Future
(Excerpt) Read more at americanvision.org ...
Thanks, Boehner. How is it that he doesn’t get crucified? Some two-party system.
They're also spooked by the fact that if they don't fund Odinga's regime, the cities will burn when the EBT cards shut off.
They were also spooked by the Chinese. There will never be another shutdown.
I guess the word “budget” was written in cursive.