VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - OMNIBUS IS DEAD
Senator Mitch McConnel, House Minority Leader in stark contrast to the 1924 page pork filled, spending packed and regulatory adding Omnibus, introduce a ONE PAGE Continuing Resolution to the Senate which achieved what Reid claimed was his sole purpose, to fund the government. But the McConnel Resolution just extends current 2010 government spending for 45 days to allow the next Congress to take up the budget matter and actually put forth a budget that cuts spending, reduces the deficit and begins tackling our national debt.
Reid's ridiculous Omnibus increased spending across the board as well as the deficit and debt, was crammed with earmarks and more unnecessary regulation. In addition this bill had hidden in it the first 1 BILLION dollar installment of funding for Obamacare which would have made Republican plans to defund the unconstitutional law extremely difficult if not impossible.
The public out cry combined with continual negative media coverage about the cost of the Omnibus and the opposition by the people and a steadfast Republican caucus in the Senate gave other Senators pause which provided the necessary numbers to prevent the bill from passing. As a result Reid was forced to pull the bill and end his arrogant defense of it which included at one point stating that earmarks are, "what they are supposed to do," as legislators.
This victory for the people and the country which would have forced not only funding of Obamacare but the left wing agenda which was rejected soundly by the people on November second upon the country for the 2011 fiscal year is a good sign of things to come as the new Congress convenes in January. Republicans of course will have control of the House where all financial measures must Constitutionally originate and the Senate will have a much stronger GOP presence which will have an even better stance in preventing Reid from forcing legislation as he tried with the Omnibus!