Mar 02 2009
Total Spending in the Omnibus:
According to CBO, the omnibus will cost $410 billion, $32 billion (8.4%) more than FY 2008 spending. The legislation is 1,128 pages long. Each page is equal to $363 million in spending.
Excluding emergency appropriations, the bill is:
• $19 billion (4.9%) more than President Bush’s request
• $19 billion (4.9% more than the cost of extending the continuing resolution
• $32 billion (8.4%) more than last year
Total omnibus earmarks: 8,570
Total cost: $7.7 billion
The three previously enacted FY 2009 spending bills included a total of 2,321 earmarks, costing $6.6 billion.
Total FY 2009 earmarks: 10,891
Total FY 2009 earmark spending: $14.3 billion^
The Nation’s Current Debt Burden
In January, CBO projected the FY 2009 deficit would be $1.186 trillion. This would be the largest nominal deficit in U.S. history. Since January 2007, the national debt has increased from $8.67 trillion to $10.73 trillion, an increase of $2.06 trillion or 23.8% in just two years.
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|3/31/09||$3.9 trillion 2010 Budget Resolution Amendments and Highlights|
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|3/2/09||Coburn Corruption and Waste Elimination Amendments|