Spending: What’s Next?

Last night, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled the bloated $1.1 trillion omnibus from the floor.  The turnabout was rapid and left things in a state of flux – funding for the government runs out Saturday night.  While the defeat of the pork-laden omnibus represents a victory for taxpayers and our political system, there is much work to be done.

According to The Hill, Reid will work with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to advance a short-term continuing resolution.  A CR, as it is commonly called, funds the government for a specified period at the previous level of funding – no earmarks, no money for Obamacare and no special interest handouts.

A short-term CR would be great news for taxpayers, as it would allow newly elected members to take a cut out of spending early next year.  And if there is one thing we’ve learned from the election, it’s that Americans are eager for change.  Cutting spending would be a drastic and welcomed change.

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