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March, 4th 2009

Also worth noting on the omnibus spending bill

– Liz Mair

John McCain isn't the only one who's pissed off that Obama is, apparently supporting it.

As I tweeted earlier, so is moderate Dem Sen. Evan Bayh, who writes this today in the WSJ:

This week, the United States Senate will vote on a spending package to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year. The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 is a sprawling, $410 billion compilation of nine spending measures that lacks the slightest hint of austerity from the federal government or the recipients of its largess.

The Senate should reject this bill. If we do not, President Barack Obama should veto it.

Another critic is Will Marshall, President of the inaptly-named Progressive Policy Institute (it should perhaps rather be called the Middle of the Road Policy Institute), who penned an item today called simply "Veto This Turkey" (H/T Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics).

I agree with them both.  Sadly, Obama does not.  But sure, he's all for fiscal prudence and that... [intro]

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