Christmas Tree

Posted: Dec 19, 2007 3:00 PM
Christmas Tree Bill

Last night, the omnibus appropriations bill passed the Senate.

This bill is simply exploding with earmarks.  The last count I’ve heard was about 9,000 where 115 of them, totaling $117 million, were added to the Homeland Security section by itself.  It’s no shock that these earmarks are slated to go to Members in vulnerable Congressional Districts.

We call a bill like this a “Christmas Tree”.  The analogy is perfect because this bill is decorated with ornate accounting and legislative gimmicks and offers an abundance of gift-wrapped presents for Members.

This is not Fiscal responsibility.