After Adding $5 Trillion to US National Debt… House Dems Pass Bill That Freezes Federal Budgets
Now we know why democrats get laughed at when they talk about freezing spending.
Just like Obama did in his State of the
Destruction Union Address:
Obama promised to freeze spending in February of this year after increasing the budget by 6% from the previous year.
After tripling the national deficit and adding $5 Trillion to the national debt since Pelosi became Speaker, democrats voted to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments tonight. But, of course, they stuffed the legislation with their new costly food safety bill.
The AP reported:
Democrats controlling the House muscled through legislation Wednesday night that would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year.
The bill would cap the agencies’ annual operating budgets at the $1.2 trillion approved for the recently finished budget year — a $46 billion cut of more than 3 percent from President Barack Obama’s request.
It includes $159 billion to prosecute the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq next year.
The 423-page measure, opposed by Republicans, conservative Democrats and some anti-war lawmakers, narrowly passed by a 212-206 vote. The budget-freeze bill wraps a dozen unfinished spending bills into a single measure.
The bill, combined with a massive measure to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, extend unemployment benefits and cut the payroll tax, represents the bulk of Congress’ unfinished work as the lame-duck session approaches its close.
A widely backed food safety bill is hitching a ride on the legislation. The measure passed the Senate by a 73-25 vote last week but got caught in a snag because it contained revenue provisions that, under the Constitution, must originate in the House.
It was there way of flipping off America on the way out the door.