Halt The $1.1 Trillion Assault!

The ugly news, by the numbers, of the Senate Democrats’ $1.1 trillion spending bill — courtesy of House Speaker-elect John Boehner’s GOPleader.org:

  • 6,600: Total number of earmarks in the Senate Democrats’ pork-laden omnibus spending bill. (The Hill, 12/14/10)
  • 1,924: Number of pages in the Senate Democrats’ pork-laden omnibus spending bill. (The Washington Post, 12/15/10)
  • $575.13 Million: Amount of spending per page in the Senate Democrats’ pork-laden omnibus spending bill. (The Washington Times, 12/14/10)
  • $78 Billion: Amount of taxpayer money that would be saved if Congress would adopt the Republicans’ plan to cut spending back to pre-‘stimulus,’ pre-bailout levels as outlined in the Pledge to America. (Pledge to America, Accessed 12/15/10)
  • $1 Billion: Funding included in the omnibus bill for the implementation of Democrats’ job-killing health care law, including $176 million to implement Medicare Advantage cuts. (The Hill, 12/14/10)
  • 20,785: Number of earmarks President Obama signed into law his first two years in office. (Taxpayers for Common Sense, 2/17/10)
  • 84 Percent: Increase in non-defense discretionary government spending since President Obama took office. (House Budget Republicans, 6/4/10)
  • $3.22 Trillion: Amount added to the debt on President Obama and Washington Democrats’ watch. (U.S. Department of the Treasury, Accessed 12/15/10)
  • 0: Number of budgets passed by Democrats this year.
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