According to an analysis done by the Republican Study Committee, the omnibus bill would include up to $7.4 billion in “emergency spending” to avoid spending restraints. (Tucked away in the bill are plenty of examples of non-emergency items, such as $100 million for spending for security at political conventions, which take place regularly every four years).(link in original)Now $100 million is a small percentage of $23 billion, but it does seem extraoridnarily high for the conventions (even considering it is split among the two parties).
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Democrat's Fuzzy Budget Math
Redstate has the story of how Democrats have tried to put $23 billion more into the budget than the President requested. How you might ask: