Here it is, the final version of Porkapalooza (1071 pages):
You may as well read it and find out where they’re wasting your trillion dollars, because no one in Congress is going to read it before they vote on it.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted on Thursday that none of his Senate colleagues would “have the chance” to read the entire final version of the $790-billion stimulus bill before the bill comes up for a final vote in Congress.
“No, I don’t think anyone will have the chance to [read the entire bill],” Lautenberg told CNSNews.com.
The final bill, crafted by a House-Senate conference committee, was posted on the Website of the House Appropriations Committe late Thurday in two PDF files.
House Appropriations Committee
Stimulus debate on huge unread bill
‘Historic’ Stimulus Is Egregious Waste
Democrats Delay Bill Release to Conceal Details
Don’t Read The Bill, Just Vote On It?
SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday
Remember This Catchphrase: “Maybe Too Little, Always Too Late”
It is a sham, wrapped in a travesty, inside an abomination.
/seriously, what a [expletive deleted] up way to run a country
The measure was passed on a 246-183, with no Republican “yes” votes.
/good, except for the Three Stooges of the Senate, the Democrats are going to totally own this obscene travesty
Well, we’re waiting for
Godot Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to get back from his mother’s wake and put Porkapalooza over the top in the Senate and on to Obama’s desk for signature. Of course, to add insult to injury, you’re paying for his airfare.
A government plane will ferry Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) back to Washington from his mother’s wake in Ohio in time to vote tonight, courtesy of the White House.
Brown won’t even be leaving until viewing hours end at 8 p.m. He then travels back to Washington votes and flies back for his mother’s funeral tomorrow morning.
/hey, when you absolutely, positively have to shove a trillion dollar Porkapalooza down the taxpayers’ throats overnight, without even reading the bill, what’s a little taxpayer funded plane ride, you’re willing to bend over a little further, right?
Well, it’s over. Brown finally toddled in and voted, not with a bang but a whimper.
With the final vote coming late in the night, Congress yesterday approved a $787 billion stimulus package that aims to spur millions of jobs through massive new investments in energy, transportation, education and health-care projects, while reviving social safety-net programs that have been shrinking for nearly three decades.
Just be prepared to duck and cover on Tuesday when Obama signs Porkapalooza into law and the Democrats ejaculate a decade’s worth of pent up wasteful, socialist spending.