The bill is a monstrosity and a disgrace. Again the government gets larger. Again our representatives voted to expand the state and increase the burden on taxpayers without even looking at the legislation. Think about that.
The Republicans have long abandoned the “party of small government” bit. With this vote the GOP threw a rose onto the “small government” GOP’s grave.
(From Investors Business Daily)
Republicans used to love to trot around copies of ObamaCare, pointing out how its massive size — around 2,300 pages — was a sign of runaway government.
The spending bill Congress just approved is nearly as big, weighing in at 2,232 pages. And, like ObamaCare, no one who voted on it had read the bill before casting their ballots.
Then there’s the amount of money we’re talking about. That $1.3 trillion is what will be spent in just the next six months. And that represents just a fraction of what the government will spend, since it doesn’t include Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare or welfare.
For perspective, until 1991, the entire budget of the federal government for the whole year was less than $1.3 trillion.