Senate to Spend another $410 B of your children's money on pork

Monday, March 9, 2009


TODAY the Senate is voting on yet another massive spending bill -- the $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill that contains more than 2,900 pages!

Worse yet, the bill is laden with 8,500 pork-filled earmarks totaling more than $7.7 billion including:

--$1.8 million for pig odor and manure management

--$200,000 for a "tattoo-removal violence-outreach program" in Los Angeles

--$1.9 million for a water taxi service in Connecticut (this is actually being called the taxi to nowhere)

--$473,000 for National Council of La Raza (which has supported radical Mexican nationalism within our borders)

Just as bad, the bill does not require competitive bids -- which will lead to corruption and insider deals for our tax dollars! Well-connected friends of members of Congress and the lobbyists will get the contracts without even having to compete for them!

President Obama who once pledged to go line-by-line to remove wasteful spending, now says it s too late to purge the pork from the spending bill. Well, he is wrong!

The Senate did not have the votes to pass the bill last Thursday and now some Democrats are saying they will oppose this pork-laden version of the Omnibus Spending bill...

One thing is for certain--the vote will be very close!


Euripides said...

I've given up on the current administration and Congress. We can only hope the American people gather their wits about them in 2010 and change Congress to something else, hopefully with a deadlock against the current administration. Then, at least, they could do no harm.

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