House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill and no one knows what's in it

Welcome to modern day governance in America! In this brave new world. vital legislation need not be read, or considered, or debated. Isn't it enough that the leaders say vote for it and be done with it? Apparently, yes. The House approved the $1.1 trillion spending bill in near record time. The 1500 page bill contains all sorts of stuff that no one has a clue about because unless you're a graduate of the Eveyln Wood speed reading course, you didn't have much of a chance to study it. So the 359-67 rout of the forces of prudence and common sense is understandable in the context that no one much cares where your money is going and little effort is made to deal with our spending crisis. The Hill: The three Democrats who voted "no" were Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Rush Holt (N.J.) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.), a centrist Democrat who is retiring at the end of this Congress. Some Republicans were known to oppose the bill, given their opposition to restoring some of the...(Read Full Post)