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CNSNews.com – Obama Likely to Sign $1.1 Trillion Omnibus with 5,224 Earmarks, Taxpayer-Funded Abortions, Needle Exchange, White House Says

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama will likely sign the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package passed by the Senate over the weekend containing more than 5,000 earmarks, a White House spokesman said Monday, stressing that the number of earmarks had dropped from the previous year’s spending bill.

Obama signed the 2009 omnibus bill last March. It contained 8,570 earmarks. He vowed then that the bill signing was simply wrapping up the previous year’s business – a “departure point” – and that things would change under his watch.

“We can’t have Congress bogged down at this critical juncture in our economic recovery,” Obama said in March. “But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change. I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government, and we have a lot more work to do.”

via CNSNews.com – Obama Likely to Sign $1.1 Trillion Omnibus with 5,224 Earmarks, Taxpayer-Funded Abortions, Needle Exchange, White House Says.

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