Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

It's a done deal. President Obama has signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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    This is what "working together" gets you (none / 0) (#1)
    by Slado on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 12:35:33 AM EST
    For all the complaints about republicans standing in the way of Obama keep this bill as a sign of what bipartisanship would have gotten us.

    A big stink burger that nobody likes.   That is what you get when both parties work together and both parties are led by who they're led by.

    Only good news is this all stops next month and we can get back to some gridlock if Obama doesn't chicken out.  

    The Bill (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 03:36:53 AM EST
    pretty much lifts the federal ban on medical marijuana by ending all federal raids of retail medical marijuana stores in states that have legalized it.

    La la la (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Reconstructionist on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:21:44 AM EST
    La la la
    I'll give you weed
    If you give me what I need
    How about derivatives?
    I'll get rich and you'll get stoned
    And we'll all be happy
    La la la
    La la la

    Not to be cynical.


    Please be cynical (none / 0) (#4)
    by MO Blue on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:42:39 AM EST
    Weed in exchange for guaranteed federal bail out of risky trading is definitely not a good swap IMO.

    And (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:51:25 AM EST
    there is so much other dreck in that bill from the EPA to luxury perks fir congress members.

    That is true. (none / 0) (#9)
    by MO Blue on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 04:05:18 PM EST
    Sh*t man... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 12:48:12 PM EST
    those with favored nation status, aka the finance industry, we're gonna get theirs whether we got weed or not.  In fact, they're gonna get theirs selling weed too before too long.

    So...I'll take the weed;)


    Was that an agreed swap? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 01:51:49 PM EST
    I haven't read much on the bill.

    How I see the medical weed issue though, once you have had a family member unable to eat due to chemo....that changes everything.  I suppose it would be the same if I had a child with uncontrollable seizures that canaboids could control.

    The Conservatives are losing the weed issue in the real world.  No need to make the swap deal.


    It was put in by a Republican (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by CoralGables on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 01:59:25 PM EST