Dec 16, 2010

Reid caves in: pulls his trillion dollar spending bill

Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid (pictured) gave up on the nearly $1.3 trillion bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for the bill pulled back their support.

The 1,924-page monstrous spending bill that was laced with home-state pet projects known as earmarks [pork] may not be dead as democrats may again take up the bill.

GOP leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was in his words "unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in just a few days legislation that usually takes months to debate.

Reid said he would work with McConnell to produce a short-term funding bill to keep the government running into early next year.