Some Republicans are complaining that they don’t know what’s in the massive $1.3 trillion “omnibus” spending bill they will be voting on this week. But it’s what’s not in the bill that’s the most troubling.
Republicans used to love to tout around copies of ObamaCare, pointing out how its massive size — around 2,300 pages — was a sign of runaway government.
The spending bill Congress will approve this week is nearly as big, weighing in at 2,232 pages. And, like ObamaCare, no one who votes on it will have 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 it’s represents just a fraction of what the government will spend, since it doesn’t include Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare or welfare. read more