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UPDATED - NEW VIDEO: Pork-filled Spending Bill Just More of the Same

Posted By Brandon Stewart On December 16, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Update – 9:00PM: Earlier this evening, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) decided against proceeding with the omnibus bill [1], promising instead to pursue a short-term continuing resolution.

As we reported this week [2], Congress is considering a new $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill [3]. This 2,000 page monster is the result of a refusal by Congress to pass a budget [4] and a partisan desire to bind the hands of the next Congress [5] with an expansive spending bill rather than a short-term continuing resolution. Sen.  Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) office has demonstrated [6] how a simple, one-page spending bill could suffice. But despite a sharp rebuke of out-of-control spending from voters during the last election, and promises from President Obama [7] himself, members of Congress are determined to push forward.

Our short, new video [8] highlights President Obama’s own promise [9] after last year’s $410 billion omnibus bill that he does not support the very sort of massive spending bill that the White House is now endorsing [10].

Please take a moment to watch the video [8] and share it with others. Yet another bill that increases spending, funds Obamacare, contains nearly 6,500 earmarks, and generally pushes our nation further into debt is not what we need.

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[1] decided against proceeding with the omnibus bill: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/134149-reid-pulls-back-from-yearlong-omnibus-aims-for-short-term-cr

[2] reported this week: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/15/morning-bell-call-reids-bluff/

[3] $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/15/senate-omnibus-bill-nearly-2000-pages-of-runaway-spending-and-pork/

[4] refusal by Congress to pass a budget: http://www.foundry.org/2010/05/14/morning-bell-congress-historic-decision-to-ignore-its-basic-duty/

[5] a partisan desire to bind the hands of the next Congress: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/06/tying-the-hands-of-the-new-congress/

[6] has demonstrated: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/16/what-a-spending-bill-should-look-like/

[7] promises from President Obama: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/2010/12/does_obama_support_6000_earmar.html

[8] short, new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNruj7etrgA

[9] own promise: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/GuyBenson/2010/12/15/video_obama_slams_earmarks_in_2009_omnibus_bill,_demands_change

[10] now endorsing: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/2010/12/obama_is_fine_with_6000_earmar.html

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