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Get Ready for Another Secret Democrat Spending Bill

Not satisfied with the $790 Billion they flushed down the toilet two weeks ago, the Democrats are about to shove through another spending bill. They're spending our money like the Beverly Hillbillies. And they don't want us to know what they're spending it on:

House minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called upon the Speaker Thursday to release the voluminous spending bill online without delay. "If Democratic leaders plan to schedule a vote on the half-trillion dollar omnibus spending bill next week, they should post the legislation online immediately so the American people have adequate time to read the measure and understand what is in it," Boehner said. "My colleagues in the Republican leadership and I made this request two weeks ago, and to date, our request has gone unanswered. Time is running short, and American taxpayers deserve to know how their hard-earned tax dollars will be used under this legislation."

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the House Republican Conference chairman, joined Boehner in asking again - apparently in vain -- for an open process from the secretive Democrat leadership this time around. "More than two weeks ago, House Republicans called on Speaker Pelosi to post online the text of the upcoming half-trillion dollar 'omnibus' spending bill, bringing it out of the shadows and before the American people," Pence said. "So far, that call has gone unanswered. Democrats continue to spend the people's money in secret. I renew my call for Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Obey to immediately post the text of this bill online, and allow the American people an opportunity to see how their tax dollars are being spent. As we recently learned, legislation negotiated in secret produces bad public policy. This can be avoided. We need to reopen the appropriations process to the American public."

The soon to be minority of people who are paying the taxes in this country will at some point revolt. Why should they work hard just to be used as an ATM for the rest of Americans who don't pay taxes? They don't have to take to the streets and riot; instead, they can quietly deny the government their talents and effort.

Hat tip: RedState


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Comments (16)

They don't have to take ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

They don't have to take to the streets and riot; instead, they can quietly deny the government their talents and effort.

I would prefer the latter, but I am becoming more convinced we'll need the former.

ANOTHER half-trillion?... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

ANOTHER half-trillion?

Another SECRET half-trillion?

And BUSH was an irresponsible spendthrift?

Obama's spending like a compulsive shopper, and hiding both what he's buying AND the damn credit card bills doesn't make the debt go away.

As the Democrats push furth... (Below threshold)
John:

As the Democrats push further and further, I would have to agree Les.

Nancy will probably doesn't... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Nancy will probably doesn't want anyone to know about the 1,702 pork projects in San Francisco. Funny how that somehow happened.

And just where the hell wil... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

And just where the hell will THIS little box of cash come from?

I'm sure Ms. Pelosi and her gang of thieves (that would be the "Murtha gang" and their collegue Mr. Rangel to name a few) have some serious funding needs that the Repubs just wouldn't understand. What, ACORN run out of money all ready? Need some xtra cash for breaking into and illegally squatting in reposessed homes?

Thanks for giving us this new level of honesty, civility, and transparency.

btw, I heard the President is lecturing the state govs about wasteful spending and his "expectations" wrt how they spend the Porkulus $. Was even a little threatening (always a sign of stability and maturity in a leader). Of course this is a week after signing into law the largest, most wasteful spending spree ever undertaken. He signed into law a bill he NEVER READ, filled with such gems as $ supporting voter registration fraud, condoms, mob museums, and a light rail from the House Speaker's state to the Senate Leader's state.

Is this an SNL skit?

You go Mr. President, and don't forget to gut the military in your upcoming buget. After all, they just air raid villages and kill civilians.

We will finish the incorpor... (Below threshold)
Clay:

We will finish the incorporation of our Malaysian entity next month. After which, I will probably be setting up my residence in Penang very soon. The economy there is very free, and they're very friendly to business.

It's like they want to attract jobs or something. Novel concept, that.

Maybe I'll see you when Obama is done. Or the country. Whichever happens first.

Wow. At this rate they migh... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Wow. At this rate they might overspend as much as George Bush did. Well, not likely.

I don't think the beta male... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I don't think the beta male-in-chief has a clue about the details in these spending bills. I think Pelosi and Reid are calling the shots like the big boys in the Chicago political establishment and then they tell their political organizer to go out and "organize" so they can get these bills passed. He's charismatic, loves to camapign, and hates to be distracted by details so what better use for him. This is all just getting so weird to watch but no matter what, I am praying that the Republicans maintain a united stand against this clearly unsustainable spending spree. Who is John Galt?

Who is John Galt?</p... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Who is John Galt?

Indeed. Funny, I'm beginning to see that more and more.

Clay: Just be mindful of t... (Below threshold)
epador:

Clay: Just be mindful of the public and private behavior laws there. I hear caning can be disfiguring. Not that I suspect you would be one to spray graffiti, but speech there is a bit controlled.

They don't have to... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
They don't have to take to the streets and riot; instead, they can quietly deny the government their talents and effort.

Sure, they can quit their high paying jobs and go to work at Walmart, but they'll find the work there is much harder than sitting in their office and using their highly educated brains. Then they'll find they are still paying payroll taxes out of their greatly reduced paycheck. Then when they buy something they still pay sales tax, and state and federal taxes on gasoline, and if they own a home, property taxes. They'll then wonder who are these "Americans who don't pay taxes"? Well, you'll find them living under bridges and sleeping on park benches. I doubt many are willing to protest high income taxes by becoming poor enough to not pay them.

Obviously, spending is the issue and it has been since the end of WW2. The problem is that only defense, social security, and Medicare are big enough that cuts to them could significantly reduce spending. If Obama tries to cut social security for anyone over 55 there will be a voter backlash that will sweep him and his political allies out of office. You can't bailout Wall Street on the backs of retired or soon to be retired people and expect to stay in office. That leaves defense and Medicare. I expect the defense budge will take a significant hit, but the big target will be Medicare. In fact, the growing and unsustainable cost of Medicare will be the next "emergency", and Obama will use it to pass sweeping healthcare reform.

Did you vote for 'hope and ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Did you vote for 'hope and change'?

Not much 'hope' left... and you'll have even less 'change' soon enough. The 'Saviour' is looking a trifle less wonderful, and a lot more like a scammer trying to get as much as possible from the mark before either the mark wises up and calls the cops, or figures he can't get any more and then runs.

But where the hell is Obama gonna run to?

Somebody posted this quotat... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Somebody posted this quotation last week:

Congress is like a baby - an alimentary canal with a huge appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

I didn't post this because it's amusing.

Well here we go billy bob w... (Below threshold)
SPURWING PLOVER:

Well here we go billy bob were a gonna be sloppin them thar demacratic hawgs over that stimulus pork bill all full of more pork then that thar butcher shop

but speech there is a bi... (Below threshold)
Clay:

but speech there is a bit controlled.

And it's more free here? I actually feel less restricted there than I do here. At least the Malaysian government treats business more like a golden goose than a cash cow.

I doubt many are willing to protest high income taxes by becoming poor enough to not pay them.

Maybe. But, I'll bet a good number of us are smart enough to figure out how to keep the government out of our pockets. We're free men with the ability of utilizing our rational minds to our advantage. One thing that our government forgets is that, while they move increasingly punitive towards the producers of wealth in this country, the rest of the world is abandoning socialism (at least the more successful economies). We are free to choose where we live, even if it may be outside the boundaries of the US.

I found my Galt's Gulch, and I talk to an ever increasing number of individuals who are looking for their own. It may not amount to much, but Obama, Pelosi, and Reid will have to fund their social programs without my contribution. I predict that many more will opt out in the years to come and our absence will grow more conspicuous in the years to come.

Maybe. But, I'll b... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Maybe. But, I'll bet a good number of us are smart enough to figure out how to keep the government out of our pockets. We're free men with the ability of utilizing our rational minds to our advantage. . . . We are free to choose where we live, even if it may be outside the boundaries of the US.

Or you could just become a liberal and not pay all your taxes. If you use the honest mistake™ method of cheating you're free and clear if the government doesn't catch you in 3 years, and if they do, you pay the tax, interest and a penalty. Even then, if you owe over $10,000 the IRS will give you a once in a lifetime deal for pennies on the dollar.

You only need to move out of the US if you have no stomach for cheating and don't want to become poor. I'm thinking about Mexico. Here's the ranking.




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