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    Not One Inch, Or Minute

    Not One Inch, Or Minute

    I’m not sure what Republicans in the Senate can do to stop the Ominibus Monstrosity since there appear to be several Republicans likely to vote for the bill (Collins, Bond, Bennett, Voinivich).  Regardless, the Republican leadership and membership should do anything and everything to stop the bill from passing.

    Jim DeMint is signaling that he will insist on a reading of the bill.  He should stick to his guns on this, even if as with New START, Democrats agree to an equivalent time delay.

    According to The Hill, DeMint is on track:

    Republicans will paralyze the Senate floor for 50 hours by forcing clerks to read every single paragraph of the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.

    Senate clerks are expected to read the massive bill in rotating shifts around the clock — taking breaks to drink water and pop throat lozenges — to keep legislative business on track, according to a Democratic leadership aide.

    The bill is so long that it took the Government Printing Office two days to print it.

    The Senate is currently debating the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty. It is expected to take up the omnibus spending bill on a separate and parallel track later Thursday.

    If Republicans follow through on their threat, legislative business couldn’t resume until late Saturday in order to give the staff enough time to read the bill aloud, according to a Democratic leadership estimate.

    Don’t back down.  When it comes to Omnibus and Harry Reid’s other last fits of damage to the country, give not one inch, or minute.

    Make the Democrats and Obama fight to pass the Omnibus Monstrosity, and make them own it.

    Update:  Add Thad Cochran (R-Miss) and Lisa Murkowski (R-YouKnowWhere) to possible Republican votes in favor of the Omnibus.

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    I've lost track on what passes for outrage here int he intellectual hustings, but Congress writing a BUDGET bill that was due two months ago is NOW what has you people in a lather?

    It's sort of their job to write budget bills for the fiscal year and, while I get that a certain number mind-numbed Limbaugh drones don't understand that Congress writes bills, one wonders how William doesn't know. For shame, Professor. Way to let ridiculous partisanship get in the way of actually governing the nation

    timb, your head is so far up your butt that lump in your throat is really your nose! As you said, the budget bill was due two months ago. As you didn't say–but surely know–this bill is full of unnecessary and unaffordable spending. That is what has "we the people" enraged, and unlike you, we don't need to read someone else's talking points to know what's right and what's wrong. Not that you really have any sense of right or wrong.

    The START Treaty NEEDS to be read, along with the Omnibus bill, because it is a TREATY. If it is not completely understood, all facets reviewed and debated, it could be worse than any Spend-a-Palooza ever. By its very nature, a treaty (whether relating, as this does, to national defense and nuclear arms or not), according to the US Constitution, supersedes the Constitution! It MUST be read, debated, and thoroughly evaluated to ensure that it is not in any way a threat to our nation's safety or sovereignty.

    Not that the Omni-Stimulus-porker-bus isn't a threat to our national security – it is also crucial to stop it, as well, before we add any more to our debt and enlarge our government even more.

    Shut this Congress down!! Force every parliamentary trick, every reading, every delay possible on this nightmare thug "leader" Reid, and in the House as well. Should Reid prevail at his petty, Alinsky-ite games of holding the Senate until Jan. 4 to cram all this trash down our throats, then – when the new Congress is sworn in – investigate him!! Investigate his election (many reported cases of laws broken and voter fraud in NV); look at his records, find out how he made all the money he has made since becoming a Senator (he was NOT rich until elected to the Senate). Then REMOVE HIM from his leadership position – hopefully from office!! I know, it can't be done easily, but it MUST be done, before we lose our country completely!

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