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Old 05-01-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Shameful Republican Spending Bill


And you thought Obama's was ridiculous...

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1,665 Pages: GOP Spending Bill Longer Than Obama’s Stimulus

(CNSNews.com) - The new federal spending bill proposed in the Republican-controlled Congress to fund the government through the end of September--which is now posted on the House Rules Committee website--is 1,665 pages long and includes an average of approximately 210 words per page.

That makes this bill approximately 350,000 words long—or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009.

As CNSNews.com reported in 2009, the House Appropriations Committee, in the then-Democrat-controlled Congress, released Obama’s stimulus bill in two PDFs less than 24 hours before the House was going to vote on it. One PDF was 575 pages long and the other was 496 pages long, making the entire stimulus when published in that form 1,071 pages.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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Pretty much guaranteeing that none of the members will read it, and just rely on the Leadership to tell them whats in it. Hell of a way to run a railroad.
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Pretty much guaranteeing that none of the members will read it,
and just rely on the Leadership to tell them whats in it.
# I doubt even the leadership have read it .

# IMO such bills should be detailed . There is nothing worse than a
spending bill saying something vague like ''1 Trillion is allocated
for environmental protection'' . Effectively that means they can spend it
on almost anything .

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There is nothing worse than a
spending bill
That's all you needed to say.
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