The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 is a sprawling, $410 billion compilation of nine spending measures that lacks the slightest hint of austerity from the federal government or the recipients of its largess. The Senate should reject this bill. If we do not, President Barack Obama should veto it.
The economic downturn requires new policies, not more of the same.
Our nation's current fiscal imbalance is unprecedented, unsustainable and, if unaddressed, a major threat to our currency and our economic vitality.
The solution going forward is to stop wasteful spending before it starts. Families and businesses are tightening their belts to make ends meet -- and Washington should too.
The bloated omnibus requires sacrifice from no one, least of all the government. It only exacerbates the problem and hastens the day of reckoning. Voters rightly demanded change in November's election, but this approach to spending represents business as usual in Washington, not the voters' mandate.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Evan Bayh, a Democratic Senator from Indiana has a straightforward article in today's WSJ arguing that Congress should reject the bloated ominbus spending bill that is up for consideration this week. It's refreshing to see some reasoned, Democratic opposition to the current spending binge.
Posted by Scott Grannis at 9:15 AM