Remember all the warbling coming from Democrats in the past week demanding that we must raise taxes because of their concern about the deficit? Funny, but the same people expressing that point of view never seem to be concerned about the deficit when it comes to spending.
This week, the usual suspects in Congress have lined up with their
No doubt we'll be told that there is no time to read the bill and as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once said about the health care law: "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
This may be the last gasp of a lame duck Democrat congress, but it's another perfect illustration of what is wrong with the legislative branch, particularly when it is controlled by Democrats.
In the Senate, where this monster bill is currently under consideration, Republican leaders who recently pushed a ban on earmarks are outraged:
“It’s completely inappropriate; I’m vigorously in opposition to it,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. In a floor speech condemning the bill he went on to say:
MCCONNELL: [Y]esterday, Democrats unveiled a 2,000 page spending bill that repeats all the mistakes voters demanded that we put an end to on Election Day.McConnell warns that the government officially runs out of spending authority on Saturday and suggests the better solution would be to extend the continuing resolution which keeps spending levels steady without adding new spending. Then, after the new congress takes office in January, they can take their time and do this thing right.
“Americans told Democrats last month to stop what they’ve been doing: bigger government, 2,000-page bills jammed through on Christmas Eve, wasteful spending.
“This bill is a monument to all three.
“It includes more than $1billion to fund the Democrat health care bill. For those of us who’ve vowed to repeal it, this alone is reason to oppose to Omnibus.
“It’s being dropped on us with just a few days to go before the Christmas break, ensuring that no one in Congress has a chance to examine it thoroughly before the vote.
“And ensuring that Americans don’t have a chance to see what’s in it either.
“This too is reason enough to oppose it.
“For two years, Republicans have railed against the Democrats for rushing legislation through Congress. But this is, without doubt, one of the worst abuses of the process yet.
“The voters made an unambiguous statement last month: they don’t like the wasteful spending, they don’t want the Democrat health care bill, and they don’t want lawmakers rushing staggeringly complex, staggeringly expensive bills through Congress without any time for people to study what’s buried in the details.
“This bill is a legislative slap in the face to all those voters who rejected these things.
“For the first time in the modern era, Congress hasn’t passed a single appropriations bill.
“Democrats have been too focused on their own left-wing wing wish to take care of the basics.
But as we know from the intemperate remarks of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who openly wished to create a crisis on unemployment benefits right before Christmas eve, Democrats are willing to use such disgusting tactics to try and get their way.
Meanwhile, Americans waiting for a resolution of the tax issue and the expiration of unemployment benefits continue to be held hostage to the greed and mad power grabs of a dying Democrat lame duck!