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$1 Trillion Spending Bill

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posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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The U.S. Congress has revealed that "secretive" spending bill that now needs to go through the U.S. Congress.

Looks like some compromises have been made between party lines.

Lots of pork as usual, but also some spending cuts.

What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to



The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.

So, what's in the bill? We've sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below.





The bill also would cut the budget of the Independent Payment Advisory Board -- what Republicans have called "the death panel" -- by $10 million.

I thought there was no Death Panel?





INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:

One of the GOP's favorite targets will see its budget slashed by $345.6 million. The nation’s tax agency also would be banned from targeting organizations seeking tax-exempt status based on their ideological beliefs.





SAGE-GROUSE:

In a victory for the GOP, the bill would ban the Fish and Wildlife Service from adding the rare bird found in several Western states to the Endangered Species List. Republicans argue that adding the bird to the list "would have severe economic consequences on Western states and the nation’s efforts to become energy independent." But there's also $15 million for the Bureau of Land Management to conserve sage-grouse habitats.

a pay-off for Bundy !!



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posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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At least the IRS gets a big cut! Should've been much larger.
Apparently Liberal Dems and Conservative Republicans are both up in arms on this budget.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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I think you meant to say it passed the House and now needs to go through the Senate.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
I think you meant to say it passed the House and now needs to go through the Senate.


Actually I thought that.

But I don't see it in their lists....

U.S. House Votes



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

They like to call it life panel.....
End of life, that is.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: The agreement includes $24 million to complete the federal government's contribution to the new museum being built on the Mall. The rest of the money will be raised through private donations.


Really ?

Where the hell is the 'Native' American museum ?

Where the hell is the 'Japanese American museum ?

Where the hell is the Chinese American museum ?

Where the hell is the Irish American museum ?

And EVERY other ethnic group that lives here.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Um actually... most ethnic groups have several history/cultural museums. Don't worry though we've got the rest of them.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

Um actually... most ethnic groups have several history/cultural museums. Don't worry though we've got the rest of them.

On the Mall?
Where are they?



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: neo96

Um actually... most ethnic groups have several history/cultural museums. Don't worry though we've got the rest of them.

On the Mall?
Where are they?


EXACTLY!!!!

Indeed where are they.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I think it is divisive to put a museum dedicated to a single ethnic group on the National Mall.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: neo96

I think it is divisive to put a museum dedicated to a single ethnic group on the National Mall.


I think so too.

As if the Lincoln monument wasn't enough.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Uhyup on The National Mall (browser takes 5 seconds to redirect).



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

The Native American Museum is right on the Mall. In fact I suggest checking it out if for nothing else other than the food. Better than any of the other museums in the area.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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The house hasn't voted on it yet. They're still trying to figure out if they have enough votes for it to pass
There are some upset repubs and dems that were surprised to see some of the items in the bill.

Here's an example of one of the ridiculous items in the bill. The District of Columbia can't legalize marijuana even though the people of D.C. voted in November overwhelmingly to legalize recreational marijuana. Apparently the U.S. House and Senate have to approve this because they have ultimate say on what goes in D.C. since it's not a state.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

"The death panel" went bye bye as soon as Kathleen Sebelious was fired by Obama...ten year girls are safe once again in America.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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That would be the only ethnic group that I could agree with having a museum there, as they were there before the Europeans that colonized the area.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: butcherguy

Uhyup on The National Mall (browser takes 5 seconds to redirect).

I see two ethnic groups represented in the list at the link.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 08:52 PM
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About the only good thing in this is the suspension of the dual rest periods for truck drivers. That rule got shoved down our throats with no study, and has been a huge pain in the ass since it went into effect.



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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Well...well...
Maybe the Dems will 'Shut Down The Government : )



Warren leads liberal Democrats’ rebellion over provisions in $1 trillion spending bill




Congressional liberals rebelled Wednesday against a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government open past midnight Thursday, complaining that it would roll back critical limits on Wall Street and sharply increase the influence of wealthy campaign donors.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a popular figure on the left, led the insurrection with a speech on the Senate floor, calling the $1.01 trillion spending bill “the worst of government for the rich and powerful.”

www.washingtonpost.com... 4-80b5-11e4-9f38-95a187e4c1f7_story.html


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posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Three.
And your point is what?
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