Free Minds & Free Markets

The Omnibus Spending Bill Is a Fiscal Embarrassment: New at Reason

Keith Lamond / DreamstimeKeith Lamond / DreamstimeRepublicans are once again proving why they actually deserve the label of the biggest swamp spenders, writes Veronique de Rugy. The latest gigantic omnibus spending bill would fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year—with a price tag of $1.3 trillion. That doesn't include entitlement funding or payments for the interest on our debt—which continue to grow and drive our debt higher, as Republicans have apparently given up on slowing down spending.

You can expect Republicans and President Trump to spin this as a "yuge" victory for their team. After all, isn't it a sign that they can govern? Sure, if you tolerate massive deficit spending, being irresponsible, and pushing all that liability down the throat of future generations.


Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online