Saturday, October 16, 2010

$1 Trillion "Omnibus" After the Election. Huh.

Actually, it has nothing to do with passing a budget, although that's the lipstick on the pig.

...a behind-the-scenes budget fight is brewing over an omnibus appropriations bill that lawmakers may need to consider quickly upon their return after the midterm election.

Here's the REAL reason:

The omnibus would be the last opportunity to fund pet projects while the party has full control of the budget process.

"Democrats are hell-bent on getting their earmarks," said one appropriations lobbyist.

Maybe the (R) Congress should eliminate Congressional pensions from the next budget.

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