2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Delivers More Goodies to Republicans and Democrats

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In a press conference Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) of the Senate Appropriation Committee gave themselves and their piers high marks for Omnibus Bill passage. Without Omnibus passage government shutdown would have been imminent damaging a sluggish economy that grew less than 2% in the 1st quarter.

However, by avoiding government shutdown America’s national debt will continue to rise, seemingly pleasing both Democrats and Republicans. In a statement Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) said “this bill allocates so much revenue to new programs it’s going to be hard spending it all but we’ll do our best.”

In a separate statement Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) said “I can’t wait to spend, it’s like xMas all over again, the bill even sets aside funds to eliminate Puerto Rico’s debt, who could ask for more?” Probably the American taxpayer could ask for more but responses to bill passage have been nonexistent. Perhaps in this bipartisan atmosphere taxpayers are happy taking it in the shorts from big business and government? More can be found at https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/news/majority/cochran-presses-for-passage-of-fy2017-omnibus-appropriations