On March 11, 2009 President Obama passed this ACT at the same time the stimulus package went out. All Democrats except for three voted for this legislation. Since they all benefited from the Bill I find it hard to believe the Republicans really tried to fight it but I can’t say for sure. But what’s important is that this ACT wasn’t for taxpayers it was for stimulating the government. It included a 10% increase for the Congressional Budget and a 12% increase for the Department of State’s budget. I didn’t know about this legislation. The total bill was $410B. What’s even worse is the politicians used the Omnibus ACT to earmark thousands of pork projects for their constituents. Of course the earmarks in this Bill aren’t surprising it’s just their way of doing business. Neither party wants to change the rules on Pork Barrel Spending because all of them benefit from it.
Author: John Mann