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Bayh Urges Obama to Veto Omnibus

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) called on President Barack Obama Monday to veto the omnibus spending bill, citing its massive price tag and declaring the measure is “bad for our country’s finances.—

“The president didn’t create this mess, but Congress must be restrained,— Bayh said in a statement. “We have to take the credit card away from the politicians who just want to spend, spend, spend.

The measure, approved by the Senate in a rare Sunday vote on which Bayh voted “no,— includes $446.8 billion in mandatory funding for the Commerce, Justice, Labor, Health and Human Services, and State departments. The bill costs more than $1 trillion, including discretionary spending, and its approval by Congress comes as the House prepares to take up a Defense spending measure that includes controversial language to increase the debt limit.

“I would hope the president would veto this bill,— Bayh went on, adding that prolific Congressional spending “sets a terrible example by showing that politicians are totally out of touch with the sacrifices middle class Americans are making.—

Earlier Monday, the White House signaled that Obama will sign the spending package.

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