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Critics Take Aim At The Bloated Omnibus Spending Bill


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The current national debt sits just above $31 trillion…

Despite this, both chambers of Congress have approved the $1.7 trillion government spending package that includes provisions on everything from defense to UFOs, and Ukraine.

According to sources, the bill consisted of $858 billion budgeted for defense, $47 billion for Ukraine and $410 million for Middle East security initiatives—$787 billion was set aside for other concerns.

Conservatives in general decried the Pelosi and Schumer bill as being too lofty and filled with ‘woke’ initiatives such as parks, museums, and monuments dedicated to left-wing causes and liberal figures.

Critics of the bill included Senator Rand Paul, President Trump, and Senator John Kennedy:

According to The Epoch Times:

“If an additional $47 billion in Ukraine funding isn’t enough for you, the bill also authorizes a ‘Ukrainian Independence Park’ right here in D.C.,” Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) wrote on Dec. 20 on Twitter.

The word “Ukraine” appeared 96 times in the spending bill. Another popular word was “salmon,” which appeared 48 times in the bill.

The spending package made available $65 million “for necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations.”

 

In a twist of events, The Hill reports:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) was the only House Democrat to vote against a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package on Friday, voting “no” on the measure because of increased funding for defense and federal agencies that oversee immigration.

The House passed the sprawling measure in a 225-201-1 vote, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk. The Senate passed the bill in a bipartisan 68-29 vote on Thursday.


 

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