Today former Congressman Ernest Istook testified before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee about the $105 billion slush fund in advance appropriations liberals tucked inside Obamacare.
The $105 billion bypasses the traditional yearly budgeting process and is spread throughout the 2,700 page legislation.
It took the Congressional Research Service (CRS) seven months to identify all the disparate funds and it was not until February (11 months after the bill passed) that all of the funds could be totaled up.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been beating the drum to raise awareness of this unprecedented level of advance spending.
But the liberal media has been attacking her for calling it “hidden” funding. In reality, Rep. Bachmann said that “practically no Member of Congress even knew that $105 billion of funding was” in the bill.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Pelosi was right, they had to "pass it to know what's in it".
Posted by traderrob at 7:26 AM