View Full Version : Senate Kills $1.3T spending bill!

12-17-2010, 12:23 AM
WASHINGTON Democrats controlling the Senate abandoned on Thursday a huge catchall spending measure combining nearly $1.3 trillion worth of unfinished budget work, including $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Facing a midnight Saturday deadline when a stopgap funding measure expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would work with Republican leader Mitch McConnell to produce a bill to keep the federal government running into early next year.

The 1,924-page bill collapsed of its own weight after an outcry from conservatives who complained it was stuffed with more than $8 billion in homestate pet projects known as earmarks.



Yesterday it was 1.1 T.

Today it was 1.3 T.

Plus there were 7 members of the GOP that were reported as ether leaning or in-favor of the bill. Reid only needed 2 to get it passed. Seems they ether realized there would be hell to pay if they supported the bill, or Reid realized there was too much punishment coming if they pushed it.

Plus with GOP threats of reading the bill in the entirety on the floor if brought up, that would eat an expected 3-4 full days and nights and cost them even more bills they want to pass in this lame duck session.

I'm sure Reid and the Dems are not done yet, expect more stunts to get what they want, or an executive order from Obama to simply pass by the will of the POTUS into law bypassing congress to do it.

12-17-2010, 12:28 AM
News stories should at least use three decimal places so they can show the 8 billion everyone gets so worked up about.