Omnibus 2022-23

McConnell (the Turtle) did it again.

As a man of words, I hear and use many terms that I’ve become accustomed to using without retaining the precise meaning. I’m not the only one who does this, of course, and when words are used like that often enough, their meaning changes. For example, when I hear the word omnibus used to describe legislation, there exists an almost ominous preconception. But that’s not entirely fair to the word.

The precise meaning of omnibus is a collection of previously published novels, tomes, catalogs, or other items originally published separately. Hmmm …  doesn’t seem very ominous, does it? Well, perception is relative, and here’s another example.

The Turtle (Mitch McConnell) has struck again. He TURTLED in the face of pressure from the democratic left (Chuck-U-Schumer and Bitter Nancy Pelosi) and voted for the $1.7 trillion Omnibus Bill. Why? Because it’s patently bad for America, and it helps the Turtle stay in power. Remember, he’s the senate minority leader. He needs support from moderate democrats to have any influence at all. Good for Mitch, not so good for taxpayers like you and me, who have to fund this monstrosity.

They say Biden-flation is only 7.5%. But I’m old enough to remember back to the Carter years and Carter-flation of 14.0%. If we’re only at 7%, why does it feel like 14% (see this)? Adding another 1.7 trillion to the national debt, nearly half of which is discretionary spending (stuff we don’t need), is only going to make things worse.

Why Mitch, why? Maybe the Turtle doesn’t think Americans have suffered enough (see ….).

September 1977, Washington, DC, USA — President Carter Speaking at Press Conference — Image by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS

Which of the above is the worst President ever? Trick question: there is no wrong answer.

The 1.7 trillion Dollar Omnibus Bill of 2022-23 is a perfect example of why the word omnibus is so ominous when it refers to spending bills. This bill is over four thousand pages long, and not a single elected official has read every page. Do they know what they’re buying with our money? Do you? It’s all very ominous indeed.

It’s an Ominous Omnibus, and I’m not the only one who thinks so.

PS – After clicking the link above, listen to Kudlow, and don’t forget to scroll down to see Rand Paul with the actual bill.

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