These actions alone bring the total to $23 billion more than Bush requested -- and that’s before anyone has even seen the actual omnibus itself. How did the extra money get through without the Capitol Hill press corps even noticing?
It’s partly the fault of partisan Republicans, who relish the opportunity to kick Democrats while they’re down. It doesn’t help that several of the GOP’s Senate leaders, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, are veteran appropriators who might swallow more spending if it means another week’s worth of bad headlines for Democrats. House Republicans appear more likely to hold firm, launching a "Butcher Shop” to expose the pork projects in the spending bill.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Conservative Leader Calls Out Mitch McConnell For His Tax and Spend Agenda
Heritage Foundation leader Robert Bluey penned a column in TownHall this week that hammered the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell for his tax and spend policies. Bluey also pointed out what we learned from McConnell's backstabbing of Governor Ernie Fletcher: Mitch McConnell is willing to throw conservatives off the bridge if it will help him gain a few political points. Hopefully Larry Forgy will be soon be calling more attention to McConnell's tactics! Bluey writes: