from January 2014, Government
When Republicans act like Democrats, it is time to seriously rethink who we send to congress.
This week the US Congress is taking up a $1,000,000,000,000.00 Omnibus spending bill that is 1,500 pages long. The House leadership (Republicans) are giving congress (and the rest of us) two full days to read through and understand this massive spending bill before voting on it.
This is exactly what happened with Obamacare — a massive bill (2,000 plus pages) that spent hundreds of billions of dollars. As then Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We need to pass the bill so you know what is in the bill.” Republicans are taking the exact same tactic, but instead of a bill that follows conservative principles, it continues to spend us into never ending debt and servitude.
This week Congress gets right back to work where it left off: creating more legislation and therefore usurping more liberty from the people. The problem in America isn't that there is not enough legislation or not enough regulations; the problem is too much of both. We need fewer rules, fewer bureaucracies, and less obligations to the Federal government — not more.
Nevertheless, Congress is up to its old tricks of "doing something" so they have something to campaign on later this year. Something is better than nothing, right?!?
Following is a list of what the congressional agenda to start 2014 will look like: