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Capitol Hill Update: Republicans Vote a Resounding NO to Dems' Omnibus Bill

The Christian Coalition of America will be rewarding those 28 Democrats  --  who joined every single Republican in the House of Representatives voting yesterday  --  with a positive score in its next Christian Coalition of America Congressional Scorecard regarding the bloated and pork-filled Omnibus money bill the House Democrats passed by a margin of 221-202 (with one Democrat voting president, ala state senator Barack Obama who voted present numerous times worried about his political viability if he took a position on many issues; 7 Democrats and 3 Republicans did not vote.) 

Voting for this gigantic spending bill is an absolute disgrace besides the fact that provisions in the bill attack the American family and our culture.  The official name of the bill is the "Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2010," H.R. 3288.  The reason the Democrats call it a "consolidated" spending bill or an "omnibus" spending bill is that they could not get their job done, as they promised they would, repeatedly, during the 2006 and 2008 campaigns.  They got only 5 of the 12 spending bills signed into law this year, a record worse than most Republican Congresses.   

Where's the stimulus transparency?

From the "who didn't see this coming" department, we find out that
the administration that promised us great leaps for governmental
transparency...to say nothing of the extra steps they promised to take
in order to sell enough members of Congress to pass the stimulus
boondoggle...has failed to deliver.

Via the Denver Post

The
goal was to build a reporting system that allows the public to follow
the zigzagging paths of dollars awarded under the $787 billion federal
stimulus package. A financial GPS of sorts. But despite federal
lawmakers’ pledge of transparency, the final stages of most
money trails, along with key information about job impacts, will remain
invisible to users of the Recovery.org website when it debuts next
month.

Only details of a stimulus grant’s passage
through its first two stops after it leaves the federal government must
be reported, according to guidance memos from the White House Office of
Management and Budget. That means billions of dollars will be
untrackable and thousands of recipients will be left unidentified
through the database, officials acknowledge.

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Obama's trillions keep adding up

As if Barack Obama's trillion stimulus legislation (which includes interest on the $787 billion final bill) was not enough, Americans found out today that the Democrats' health care legislation  --  which greatly increases government intrusion into Americans' health care  --  will cost American taxpayers another trillion dollars during the next 10 years if it is passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress this year.  This is what the Congressional Budget Office has estimated the Kennedy/Obama health reform bill will cost in a letter to Senator Ted Kennedy today.  

These two one-trillion dollar Obama programs are on top of the nearly 1/2 trillion onnibus bill passed to fund Obama's government until the end of this fiscal year.  Obama's first deficit is estimated by his administration to be $1.8 trillion, but many economists believe it will actually be a gigantic $2 trillion by the end of this fiscal year.  Obama has quadrupled the deficit and quadrupled the debt according to Sean Hannity on his show tonight on the Fox News channel.  

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