The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Yes, the $1.1 tril­lion fed­eral spend­ing bill is now teth­ered on Capi­tol Hill like a gleam­ing blimp, wait­ing for pur­pose.

“I voted against the om­nibus bill. It fails to re­form an un­ac­count­able gov­ern­ment, in­creases spend­ing by tens of bil­lions and solely tar­gets re­tired mil­i­tary per­son­nel — the one group of Amer­i­cans who have given the most to our coun­try — for neg­a­tive treat­ment,” says Rep. Ron DeSan­tis, Florida Repub­li­can.

“Now that the Se­nate has passed the bill, and Pres­i­dent Obama has signed it, the work to re­store the pen­sions of mil­i­tary re­tirees to their pre-om­nibus lev­els be­gins. The om­nibus spends money on cor­po­rate wel­fare, the UN Pop­u­la­tion Fund, pro­grams es­tab­lished in the 2009 stim­u­lus bill, and ad­ver­tise­ments for food stamps in for­eign coun­tries,” Mr. DeSan­tis de­clares.

“The gov­ern­ment also al­lows bil­lions of dol­lars in read­ily cor­rectable fraud, from re­fund­able tax cred­its given to those un­law­fully in the coun­try to im­proper pay­ments dis­sem­i­nated via en­ti­tle­ment pro­grams. Congress can­not tar­get mil­i­tary re­tirees yet do noth­ing to elim­i­nate any of this waste,” he says.

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