I think the big issue here is that we're seeing a repeat of GWB here and yet this is coming from a candidate that ran on a platform of "change". That platform is forever going to haunt him and his actions from here on out when he realizes why GWB did some of the things he did.
However, whether or not someone wants to play politics this bill is irresponsible. There is little debate on it even among Democrats. Its being rushed through at an unprecedented speed through the House and Senate for a spending bill of this size. The fact that the revised bill that will voted on today (friday 1/13) has not been released to the public should be a huge issue. I mean, this isn't a national security issue. We ought to be able to redress any greviences with our representitives over a bill such as this, shouldn't we?
This feels like one of those, "bend over and take it, because we know whats best for you" by the government.