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Friday, December 17th, 2010

Obama Omnibus Budget Buster Defeated
Facing mounting pressure from American taxpayers President Obama and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accepted defeat and pulled the pork laden $1.27 trillion spending bill yesterday. “This is a major defeat and a major victory for Republicans,” Sean said kicking off Friday’s show. “This bill was bad for a whole variety of reasons not the least of which it would have begun funding ObamaCare and it had nearly 6,700 earmarks in it. What a huge, significant twenty four hours it has been. Harry Reid did not want to withdraw that monstrous earmark filled bill,” said Sean. Democrats packed the bill with pork-barrel spending to buy support. Only two of the 13 departing lawmakers, Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and George LeMieux (R-Fla.), had no earmark requests in the omnibus bill. Certainly the defeat of this bill is an early Christmas gift to the American taxpayer and hopefully an indication that politicians in Washington are heading in the right direction towards controlling runaway spending.

Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss yesterday’s defeat of the omnibus bill. McConnell thanked the members who held together and refused to pass such a pork heavy bill. “We felt it was entirely inappropriate to not do the basic work of government all year long and roll all the appropriation bills into one and try to pass it in the last week before Christmas,” McConnell told Sean. The Minority leader also summed up how he felt the GOP had ended Congress this year. “We have succeeded in de-coupling taxes from spending. We have settled the tax question for two years. Nobody’s taxes are going to go up and the bill the president is going to sign this afternoon is seventy-five percent Republican policy. We have also succeeded in not increasing spending. We can now focus on decreasing spending and debt without having it connected with the issue of taxes.”

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