Democrats Force through $1.1 Trillion in Spending and Earmarks on Backs of New Hampshire Families
Washington- Today, Carol Shea-Porter proved once again that she is nothing more than a Pelosi Puppet by helping her party bosses rush a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill through Congress. The 1,088-page package contains over 5,000 earmarks to fund the Democrats’ reckless agenda, including provisions to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and provisions to allow taxpayer funded abortions and the legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. After recklessly and hastily supporting her party bosses’ big-spending habits, Shea-Porter has once again let New Hampshirite's down.
“The House Thursday passed a huge spending measure combining major spending boosts for domestic agencies and foreign aid with more than 5,000 back-home projects sought by lawmakers…The 1,088-page, $1.1 trillion measure would provide $447 billion in operating budgets for 10 Cabinet departments, awarding increases averaging almost 10 percent.”
“The bill caps a heated debate over Obama's order to close the Guantanamo Bay jail in Cuba. It would permit detainees held at Guantanamo to be transferred to the United States to stand trial but not to be released.” (“House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill,” Associated Press, 12/10/2009)
“The package includes the bill providing federal funds for the District of Columbia. City leaders rejoiced this week after a House-Senate conference committee agreed to remove a handful of controversial, longstanding riders from the D.C. budget, including language that banned needle-exchange programs, medical marijuana use and local government-funded abortions. The bill also ends a ban on using federal funds "for domestic partnership registration and benefits." (Ben Pershing, “House approves massive spending bill, D.C. budget,” Washington Post, 12/10/2009)
While middle class families struggle and are forced to deal with double-digit unemployment, Democrats supported a two percent pay increase for federal employees.
“Federal workers would receive pay increases averaging 2 percent, with people in areas where it's expensive to live receiving slightly more.” (“House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill,” Associated Press, 12/10/2009)
“Middle class families across America have been forced to cut their budgets in these tough economic times, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats in Washington like Carol Shea-Porter to continue spending money that we simply don’t have,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Somehow, Shea-Porter and her Democrat friends still haven’t received the message that it’s time to stop this reckless spending spree and time to start an economic recovery focused on real job creation.”