At the urging of the tea party folks, why not just do a clean unencumbered continuing resolution, just extend the current spending for a few months, and wait until next year to detail the spending. We have had enough of the tricks, it’s all so transparent, even though you think you hide it so well.
“Republicans and Democrats Pledge to Read 1,924-Page Omnibus Spending Bill Before Vote” — note the Democrats joining in, as 2012 just isn’t that far away. And the likelihood of the tea party forgetting is zero — I can see 2012 from my window, can you???
By law, it was the duty of the Democrat majority to supply a budget and get it passed before October 1, 2010. But obviously they did not want the people to know the plan and the spending before the election, did they.
Since Democrats had all year to do what they wanted, instead they opted to delay until after the 2010 election, and before the new Congress is seated, then lard the spending up with everything they could think of, sadly driving the debt up higher and higher. Why allow it to happen now. There are now over 6,000 earmarks, including 48 BILLION for inner city bribes. Yes you read that right, just another reparations package.
BUT — Think what we could get for the carbon credits if we just bulldozed the inner cities, these liberal welfare plantations, and sold the carbon credits. What’s the rush?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has adopted precisely the approach to fiscal 2011 appropriations.
From his press release:
“Today I’m introducing this: a clean, one-page continuing resolution that keeps government funded through February 18th at current spending levels. Once the new Congress is sworn in, we’ll have a chance to pass a less expensive bill free of wasteful spending.” — Sen McConnell said.
There is no reason why Democrats, having failed to pass a budget or fund the government for next year, should now be allowed to lock in their spending priorities until next October.
Prove the new and improved Republicans are not just the same as last year’s Democrats. Make our day.