"The omnibus debate is not merely a battle over last year's unfinished business, but the first indication of how we will shape our fiscal future," Bayh wrote in an op-ed in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.
The spending bill contains over 8,000 earmarks--pet projects of members of Congress. It will provide federal budget agencies with an 8% increase over their previous budgets on average according to the AP report. This is on top of the trillion-dollar stimulus plan Democrats just passed and which Bayh supported. Your party already permanently reshaped our fiscal future with that massive spending bill, Sen. Bayh.