Ding Dong! The Bill Is DEAD! Which Old Bill? The Wicked Bill.

Breaking news:

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said Thursday night that he was abandoning efforts to pass a $1.2 trillion spending measure to finance the government through Sept. 30 because Republicans would not support it.

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Republicans had pledged to stop the spending measure, even though it included millions of dollars for projects that they had requested, and had even threatened to force the entire bill, which is more than 1,900 pages, to be read aloud on the Senate floor.

Mr. Reid in floor remarks on Thursday night said that he had spoken with Republican senators who had previously expressed a willingness to support the spending bill and concluded they would not vote for it.

Thus ends a desperate and disgusting attempt by lame duck (and lame in so many other ways) Democrats to control spending and pay off favored special interests for another year.  Well played, Mr. McConnell.  And Reid has shown the weakness of his hand.  Funding for Obamacare and other Democrat priorities is in serious jeopardy.

Via Professor Jacobson, who celebrates in a culturally appropriate manner.

Published in: on December 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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