(RepublicanWire.org) – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reached his limit with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell calling the $1.7 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill an abomination. He dragged the bill in front of reporters for a press conference where he correctly said, “the American people don’t want this —they are sick and tired of it.”

Rand said: “When was it produced? In the dead of the night. 1:30 in the morning is when it was released. Whose job is it to produce this?!

“I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no-good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying No.”

Paul also wrote and performed his own scary version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’

“Twas the week before Christmas, and through the Senate and House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The earmarks were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

“The senators were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of pork danced in their heads.

“No budget was found, just mischief and debt. While the taxpayers hung their poor heads and wept.

“Now, McConnell! Now, Schumer! Now, Pelosi and Vixen! On Biden! On Stupid! On Dumber and Blitzen! To debt! To bankruptcy! To free money for all! Now dash, dash away, more cash for all!

“This spending season, instead of naughty and nice, Santa brought everyone something regardless of price.

“And don’t forget a delicious candy cane, sweet with $40 billion to tide over Ukraine. Because of the climate, it’s not PC to leave coal. No one seems to care, because we’re trillions in the hole.

“Don’t worry about leaving the budget a mess. Democrats have given you 87,000 agents of the IRS

“But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, ‘Happy bankruptcy to all, and to all a good night,’” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While the incoming House Republican majority is urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to hold leverage on Democrats’ spending agenda before the new Congress, the leader is closing on a deal with Democrats anyway.

Instead of pushing a continuing resolution until after Republicans hold the House after Jan. 3, McConnell said a deal on a yearlong government funding bill are getting “close.”

Democrats said Tuesday they had been willing to pass legislation to keep the government operating past the end of the week and avoid a government shutdown — like was forced on then-President Donald Trump in the middle of his term.

“I think we’re very close to getting an omnibus appropriations bill,” McConnell told reporters after the Tuesday Republican Senate leaders’ lunch.

McConnell ruled out returning to Washington, D.C., to finish the omnibus after Christmas recess if it does not pass by Thursday, Dec. 22.

House Republicans say that McConnell, should only agree to help Democrats fund the government until mid-January. The timeline would give Republicans more leverage in budget negotiations since the party is set to control the House of Representatives. 

“Republican voters fought hard to win back control of the House to take away insane spending control from the Democrats,” said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. “Mitch McConnell is on the verge of taking away House Republicans’ power of the purse next year by making a dirty deal with the Democrats.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene wasn’t alone. Others have urged McConnell to wait for the GOP to be in power, before passing government spending for the entire year.