With the help of some (eight to be exact) bacon-loving Republicans, another one of presidential badass Barack Obama's $410 billion pork fests cruised smoothly through the Senate, despite the defection of three treacherous Democrats: Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
The so-called Omnibus--which is really just another name for stuffing as much sh*t as possible into one tight little package--is actually nine bills and covers nearly the entire domestic budget for the year, plus U.S. contributions to global health and foreign aid.
Loaded with enough individual "perks" ($7.7 billion!) to lure eight Republicans over to the dark side, the ambitious bill also increases spending on food and consumer product safety agencies, the FBI, Wall Street regulators and tax enforcement, as well as education and science initiatives, investments in sustainable energy and landmark public works programs from the first stimulus.
Despite objections from the usual one man pork patrol of John S. McCain and a few congressman who believe Cuban-American relations should stay stuck in the 1950s, President Barack Obama is expected to quickly sign the measure into law.
You know, so government operations don't shut down. And cause he never gets tired of watching old Johnny boy go off the deep end.
What, What, What!?