Earlier today, President Obama signed a $410 Billion spending bill that has over 8000 earmarks. The President acknowledged that it’s an “imperfect bill” and stated that the bill must signal an “end to the old way of doing business.” He further stated:
“I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government. But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change.”
How can it be an end to the “old way” when it’s still being done? And where is the “change” that you made a mantra during your campaign? Certainly not by sticking to your promises…
Of course, that’s for the future…
What the 1,132-page bill also did was raise spending by approximately 8%. How many of us in America are able to raise our level of spending by that much? How many of us got an 8% raise? Not me, that’s for sure, and I’m going to be unemployed after this Friday.
And Congress is wondering why Americans are so PO’ed with them. If we must tighten our belts, why shouldn’t the Government? Why shouldn’t our elected representatives show that they understand the pain of their fellow Americans and agree to work for a $1 a year? But that would be way too much to ask of these bloated buffoons – they are only interested in spending our taxpayer dollars to grow the government and fund their re-election campaigns through a barely veiled attempt at bribery. For example:
It’s only my opinion, but doesn’t it seem that our elected leaders want us to do something that they themselves do not?
Of course, politicians don’t lie…..except when their lips move….
We are going to ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review. — Barack Obama, Jan. 6, 2009.
And we act surprised that they lie to us.