Republicans betray voters on omnibus spending bill

Eighteen Republican senators voted for the monstrosity known as the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, thus forever relinquishing their claim to belong to a party committed to less spending, smaller government, and personal responsibility. 
 
The 4,100-page measure, which I can almost guarantee no one has read in its entirety, is loaded with more pork than Porky Pig carries on his overweight body. 
 
Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, is among the few calling out his colleagues for their spending orgy, though few seem to care so long as they are getting their share of the largesse. In what he calls his annual "Festivus Report," Sen. Paul lists some of the financial sins committed by this Congress. They include what he called "a whopping $482,276,543,907 of waste, including a steroid-induced hamster fight club, a study to see if kids love their pets, and a study of the romantic patterns of parrots and coffee machines for the Pentagon."