Did you know, 29 of the elected officials voting “Yea” on this past weekends CRomnibus bill are either retiring or elected out of the office in the midterms? In other words, 29 people without any accountability just helped pass legislation appropriating (isn’t it ironic, appropriate is synonymous with the word “steal”) $1.1 Trillion dollars of additional debt piled onto the backs of America’s citizens and her already infinite debt load.
Some Definitions for clarity
Often times, words that come from media are new to many of us. Omnibus evolved to “CRomnibus Bill” last week in Washington. Being less than familiar with both terms, I decided to examine them closely. For those of you also unfamiliar,
noun – a volume containing several novels or other items previously published separately
adjective – comprising several items
Omnibus Bill –
An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers a number of diverse or unrelated topics. Omnibus is derived from Latin and means “for everything”. An omnibus bill is a single document that is accepted in a single vote by a legislature but packages together several measures into one or combines diverse subjects.
To get the “CR” in Cromnibus, one must know that the CR is an abbreviation for “Continuing Resolution.” Which defined by those in Washington is a type of appropriations legislation (there’s that word synonymous with steal again).
Oh, and one more just because Google’s definition was near sardonic, given the current state of affairs –
Lame Duck –
1. an official (especially the president) in the final period of office, after the election of a successor 2. an ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing
Now the $1.1 Trillion Dollar question
What is it all about? That was my question when this hit mainstream media a week or so ago. Amnesty? Government Shutdown? Change in Administration from primary’s in November? Without wading through 1600 pages and another hundred or so of other attachments, the clear answer is here – CRomnibus Bill Pay Off. Read this article in it’s entirety to learn more of the “Why’s”. And pay particularly close attention to the highest paid Republican. (Too keep you interested, I will let you discover it for yourself.)
Which leads me to another question – will any present elected official voting Yea or Nay, feel the pain of the squeeze these decisions must be placing on an already insufficient United States? Many will be dead and gone long before anyone realizes this money they are “appropriating” isn’t worth the 1600 pages that this bill was printed on. So, needless to say, it is of my less than expert opinion that in order to close the budget deal prior to the 11/Dec/2014, our elected officials may have provided us a meal of lame duck and once again over cooked goose.