Late last night, both the House and Senate passed similar versions of Obama’s $3.5 trillion budget. Michelle Malkin calls it a midnight spending spree that no Republican voted for. Indeed, some Democrats, including Sen. Evan Bayh, crossed the aisle to vote against this monstrosity.
The administration has been trying hard to portray the massive spending as absolutely necessary to save our economy, but in reality the plan is increased spending on social programs with tomorrow’s dollars. Inflation and higher taxes are inevitable as we struggle to eventually the bill that is saddled with a behemoth deficit that is projected to balloon in years to come.
With the lack of Republican support, the Democrats now completely own the out-of-control spending in Washington. No GOP compromise was even sought during the process, and Democrats may double down on the partisanship by ramming through more liberal agenda items during the reconciliation process. It’s an ongoing power grab with no regard for the views of others or for the interests of the country in the long term. We can’t afford this tin-ear one-party legislative shoehorn, and we can’t afford this monstrosity of a budget that, once it has the President’s signature, we are stuck with.