One Last Disgrace

December 16, 2010 11:16

Is this really how Senate Democrats wish to conclude the 111th Congress? By reminding Americans of all the noxious, irresponsible, and laughable practices — 2,000-page bills, procedural abuses, wasteful spending, parochial self-indulgence — that came to define the Reid-Pelosi majority?



Rather than pass a simple “continuing resolution” to fund government operations through early 2011, Harry Reid & Co. decided to ignore the backlash against fiscal profligacy and let their pork barons run wild.

Mind you, the only reason we need new legislation to keep the government financed beyond December 18 is that the feckless Democrats in Congress failed to enact even a single appropriations bill for the current fiscal year, which began in October.

In a perverse way, the $1.1 trillion omnibus package is a fitting coda for a two-year experiment in reckless liberal overreach. That experiment will officially end on January 3 when the new Congress is seated. Until then, Democrats will remain intent on ramming through every pet project and wish-list item still kicking around. We fear that several pork-friendly GOP senators — such as Bob Bennett of Utah, George Voinovich of Ohio, and Thad Cochran of Mississippi — may be willing to acquiesce in the charade.


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