Friday, December 11, 2009

Spending is out of control

A $1.1 trillion spending bill laced with budget increases and more than 5,000 congressional pet projects passed the House on Thursday amid criticism from Republicans and watchdog groups.

The package — which combines six annual spending bills into one — includes $447 billion in operating expenses, with an average increase of 10%, and more than $600 billion for Medicare and Medicaid.

Deficits doubling, double digit increases in spending and record earmarks.

A perfect storm of fiscal irresponsibility.

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