Numerical translation for newest omnibus bill: $1,012,000,000,000.00
(That's only $639,696,586.60 per page... it's practically a steal!!)
Now, WHY are these "omnibus" bills getting bigger and bigger? Well, it's real simple: Pork. Pounds and pounds of pork in each and every bill. Compound that ever-growing problem with the fact that Washington DC is getting less and less done every year, too busy playing politics to get any actual work done, and as a consequence more and more money is needing to cleared off the books.
The bloated spending bill passed the House 359-67 and cleared Congress last night with a vote of 72-26, with seventeen Republicans opting for the more "bi-partisan" route... because really, what brings people together better than spending a bunch of other peoples' money?