Interesting bit of politics. The consternation is not driven as much by Elizabeth Warren as the article makes out. Opposition to CROMNIBUS for the most part is coming from the grass roots libertarian/conservative coalition in the provinces. Ms. Warren’s concern has however opened another front in the pre-Christmas lightning war on Capitol Hill and that is a good thing.
As time runs out on this Congress the rush is on to avoid another “government shutdown.” As such Democrats and Republicans alike see the current omnibus spending bill being crafted on the Hill (fear the omnibus) as an opportunity to get while the getting is good.
How many times do we have to do this before people figure out that Boehner and Co. have absolutely no interest in reducing the size of government? Is he (and leadership) going to sell out the millions of voters who thought they were sending a message in the last election? IBD thinks Boehner just might.
In all likelihood it doesn’t matter much. At least in the short term.
And guess what? The Republicans had a chance to vote on a repeal of the “risk corridor” bailout for the giant insurance companies but House leadership, Boehner, didn’t let the repeal come up for a vote. It likely would have been killed in the Senate if the measure passed, but now we’ll never know. The potential bailout would have at least gotten some attention.
We are sorry to see Senator Coburn go. And for this site to say that about a politician is pretty rare. Coburn did what he could to bring attention to a bloated Washington DC.
Was he perfect? No. But he definitely was a friend of the taxpayer as is exhibited in the below report. He calls Boehner out by name and explains that the House Speaker lied to the American public about the amount of spending in the recent continuing resolution.
But it’s built in John Boehner’s district and the defense contractors are generous in their contributions to other members of Congress, so the outdated tank lives – on your dime.
” I was born in a welfare state
Ruled by bureaucracy
Controlled by civil servants
And people dressed in grey
Got no privacy, got no liberty
Cos the twentieth century people
Took it all away from me.”
- The Kinks
“(The Tea Party) ought to go after every incumbent Republican who voted for this abomination.”