Harry Reid and Dems give the finger to WE THE PEOPLE …
The Democrats suddenly claim they are fiscally responsible in playing class warfare when it comes to tax cuts for the rich, but they have no problem spending another $1.1 trillion in a near 2000 page Omnibus bill. GOOD GRIEF. This is what Harry Reid and the Democrats think of the 2010 midterm elections and the fact that the people said enough spending! Instead, Reid and the Dems just add more and more pork spending and keep adding more and more deficits to the already existing record one. Just 42 days ago Americans went to the polls and gave Democrats a shellacking as a political tsunami swept many spendthrift Democrats out of office. And now this.
America, this is what Harry Reid thinks of the 2010 elections. BTW, thanks so much Nevada
Can you imagine America, after the 2010 midterm elections … the Democrat majority think so little of you that they directly against your will. American told Washington to stop spending so what do Democrats continue to do … SPEND!
Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal year 2011, according to Senate GOP sources.
The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.
The package drew a swift rebuke from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
“The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election,”Thune said in a statement. “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.”
The outrage of many can be heard from US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in the following video.
“The American People Have Said Enough!”
“I thought that the message was pretty clear. That the American people said enough with the spending, enough with the pork barrel spending, enough with mortgaging our children and grandchildren’s future.”
Have these shameless politicians learned nothing from the revolt of “WE THE PEOPLE” in the 2010 midterms? And for their final lame-duck act comes the $1.1 trillion PORKTACULAR Omnibus bill. Oh but wait, its not just Democrats … its RINO’s as well. That and pissed off Republicans who were replaced in this past election like Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah).
“That’s my intention,” said retiring Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) when asked if he would support the package.
Bennett said earmarks in the bill might give some of his GOP colleagues reason to hesitate but wouldn’t affect his vote.
“It will be tough for some, but not for me,” he said.
GOP Sens. Kit Bond (Mo.), George Voinovich (Ohio) and Susan Collins (Maine) also told The Hill on Tuesday they would consider voting for the omnibus but want to review it before making a final decision.
$247,000 – Virus free grapes in Washington State
$413,000 – Peanut research in Alabama
$125,000 – Fishery equipment for the Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association
$349,000 – Swine waste management in North Carolina
$277,000 – Potato pest management in wisconsin
$246,000 – Bovine tuberculosis treatment in Michigan and Minnesota
$522,000 – Cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
$500,000 – Oyster safety in Florida
$400,000 – Solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
$165,000 – Maple syrup research in Vermont
Get on your phones and call your Senators and SAY NO, HELL NO!!!
“Additionally, the bill earmarks $727,000 to compensate ranchers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan whenever endangered wolves eat their cattle. As my colleagues know, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Gray Wolf program is under intense scrutiny for wasting millions of taxpayer dollars every year to ‘recover’ endangered wolves that are now overpopulating the West and Midwest. My State of Arizona has a similar wolf program but ranchers in my state aren’t getting $727,000 in this bill.
“Mr. President, I will have much more to say about this bill later this week. I assure my colleagues – we will spend a great deal of time talking about this bill and the outrageous number of earmarks it contains. But for now let me just say this: it is December 14th – we are 22 days away from the beginning of a new Congress and nearly three full months into fiscal year 2011 – and yet we have not debated a single spending bill or considered any amendments to cut costs or get our debt under control. Furthermore, the majority decided that they just didn’t feel like doing a budget this year. How is that responsible leadership?
The answer is, IT IS NOT. This is the reason why in 2012, fiscally conservative Republicans must take back the US Senate and the White House. America cannot survive if this continues.