Question of the Day: Obama and the Spending Bill

Mar 4, 2009 4:42pm

There’s a growing rift between President Obama and some Senate Democrats over the $410 billion spending bill, which contains thousands of pet projects or pork, sought by members of Congress. A handful of Democrats are breaking ranks with the President, who has said he will sign the bill. The White House says that the bill is last year’s business and that the administration needs to move on to tackle other tasks. "We want to just move on," White House budget director Peter Orszag told ABC News. "Let’s get this bill done, get it into law and move forward." In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today, Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh encouraged the Senate to reject the House version of the bill, which he deemed fiscally irresponsible.  Over the course of the campaign, Obama pledged to "slash earmarks by more than half." Do you think the President should sign the spending bill even though it contains pet projects?

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus