No, It Isn’t.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), posting on Twitter:
“11 hours to review a 1000+ page spending bill that spends nearly a trillion dollars? This is not Congress’ finest hour.”
Looks like Obama will also again be breaking his pledge to post every bill on the web for the public to review for five days before signing it. And this on the biggest and (by his measure) most important bill he’s likely to sign in his presidency.
Here we see the difference between a president who’s stupid and evil and one who’s smart and evil. It took Bush until September of his first year in office to get away with the “Patriot” Act, while Obama has pulled off his own version in February.