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Omnibusted: $410,000,000,000.00 Omnibus Spending Bill Passes Senate
Hat tip to Amanda Carpenter for the slogan. Let’s hear it for the Democratic Congress and President Obama, who have managed to spend nearly $1,200,000,000,000.00 before we even hit the Ides of March.
Robert Gibbs, Obama’s clean, articulate, incredibly skilled press secretary (/snark) said to day that this will help begin the process of getting America back onto a fiscally-responsible track. We haven’t yet heard from President Obama whether the 9,000+ earmarks in this bill qualify it as “a spending bill free of earmarks,” as he called the almost-entirely-pork “stimulus” bill on multiple occasions.
By the way, the bill passed the Senate by voice vote after 62-35 vote to defeat a GOP filibuster.