He has asked for $413,000 for peanut research in Alabama in the new spending bill. As reported by Megyn Kelly on FoxNews.
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Last night Georgiaâ€™s allegedly conservative Senator, Saxby Chambliss, said on the Senate floor, â€œAmericaâ€™s fiscal house is in disarray. Our budget process is broken. And future generations will end up paying the price if we continue to ignore the difficult decisions required to fix this grave threat to our countryâ€™s financial stability.â€ He went on to say, concerning these problems, that â€œweâ€™ve got to address it next year.â€ Next year? Swell.
Mumbo JumboOn Nov. 2, the American people made it clear that they want Congress to rein in spending. I recently voted in support of an earmark moratorium to help reduce federal spending in the next Congress. As I have previously stated, while this is not the answer to our budget woes, it is a good start. Even though the Omnibus Appropriations Act falls under this Congress and is not covered by the moratorium, and even though it contains items that will benefit Georgia, it simply spends too much. I intend to vote against it.
Here is the proof he DID vote for it.Even though the Omnibus Appropriations Act falls under this Congress and is not covered by the moratorium, and even though it contains items that will benefit Georgia, it simply spends too much. I intend to vote against it.
I could be confused, through the haze of anger. Correct me if I am wrong - I would not take it the wrong way.The Senate just finished voting on the Obama/GOP tax deal. It passed as expected.
The vote was 81-19.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, on Tuesday unveiled a $1.108 trillion omnibus spending package that he hopes to substitute for a House-passed, year-long continuing resolutionâ€"an 11th-hour legislative gambit to close the books on fiscal year 2011 appropriations.
â€œWhile I appreciate the work that the House has done in producing a full year continuing resolution, I do not believe that putting the government on autopilot for a full year is in the best interest of the American people,â€ Inouye said in a release.
His comments come after the House last week passed a CR that includes no earmarks and would cap discretionary spending at $1.089 trillion, the same as fiscal 2010.
Defying the White House, the omnibus includes $450 million to keep an alternate-engine program for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alive, which the Pentagon says it doesnâ€™t want or need.
That's it.mountainpass said:
Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/ ... z18IxfKqXMThe $1.1 trillion Senate omnibus bill contains 6,714 earmarks worth $8.3 billion.
Two days after unveiling a 1,924 page earmark-filled Omnibus Budget plan, Democrats last night pulled the plug on the massive budget bill, sparking an hour of bitter exchanges on the Senate floor.
"It was a Democratic and Republican bill," complained Sen. Reid.
But after the results of the November elections were in - where a dominant message was that Congress was spending too much money - McConnell pulled a 180 degree turn and declared his opposition to the bill, ultimately bringing other GOP Senators along with him.