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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dems Roll Out Pork Laden Omnibus Bill, 1,924 Pages, Over $1 Trillion

[Update] Help stop the Omnibus bill that Reid is trying to shove through, go here, scroll to the bottom and start dialing please.

I guess Democrats figure they should get one last hurrah and send a big FU to voters across the country as they do it since Harry Reid, obviously not giving a damn about what voters do and do not want, has unveiled a 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, chock full of pork.

The omnibus spending bill is reported to cost $1.1 trillion, according to The Hill.

Republican Policy Committee chief Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said that the attempt to pass the omnibus spending bill ignored the will of the American people.

“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 lame duck session of Congress ends on Jan. 3, 2011. The next Congress officially begins later that same day. In that Congress, the division in the House of Representatives is 242 Republicans and 193 Democrats; and in the Senate, 47 Republicans and 53 Democrats.

Malkin reports on U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee and member of the Joint Economic Committee's statement after Reid rolled this omnibus bill out:

“President Obama and Democrats have apparently learned nothing from this November’s election. This nearly 2,000-page omnibus filled with thousands of earmarks shows they are still determined to ram through as much big-government spending as they can in this lame duck session. Americans loudly demanded an end to the runaway spending, but Democrats are intent on raiding every taxpayer dollar that they can grab from the Treasury on their way out of power. This bill also funds the unconstitutional Obamacare law that Americans oppose and have asked Congress to fully repeal. Democrats haven’t given Republicans or the American people time to read the bill, but I’ll join with other Republican colleagues to force them to read it on the Senate floor.”

Reid also has other things he wishes to jam down America's throat before the GOP takes control of the House in January and by god he is prepared to force everyone to stay until the very last second to do it.

Forget about going quietly into the night.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a broad agenda for an end-of-session sprint that, in other years, could be a whole year's worth of activity — ranging from an arms-reduction treaty with Russia to a major immigration bill to overturning the ban on gay troops.

And that's not to mention the nearly 2,000-page, $1.1 trillion massive spending bill Senate Democrats said they'll try to push through. The bill contains hundreds of pork-barrel spending projects and new rules governing everything from airport baggage to detainees at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"We're not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

The omnibus spending bill is likely to get the most attention, spanning 1,924 pages and spending an average of $575.13 million per page.

Consider this FU from Reid to America as a Merry Christmas present and a Happy New Years all rolled into one.

Nevada? Aren't you so happy you kept him as your Senator? You must be so proud.