As President Obama hosts a summit Monday on “fiscal responsibility,” Democratic leaders in Congress this week are preparing to ram through the House a massive spending bill that includes thousands of unscrutinized pork-barrel earmarks and the largest increase in discretionary spending since Jimmy Carter – a bill written in secret, which to date, no one in America other than the Democratic congressional leadership has read.
Connie Hair notes
The omnibus spending bill was originally placed on the legislative calendar over two weeks ago, yet that proved inconvenient to ramming through the obscene “stimulus” bill. Shaky Blue Dog Democrats — in what passes for their idea of fiscal responsibility this Congressional session — were not comfortable with trying to pass the bloated trillion dollar “stimulus” spending bill while porking up another half-trillion in omnibus spending.
As was the case with the Obama-Pelosi “stimulus” bill, Democrats appear determined to keep this massive spending bill under wraps, too, so the American people won’t know what’s in it, and Republicans will not have time to read what has historically been a bill literally thousands of pages in length.