Right after Obama signed a 787 Billion dollar stimulus, the House passes a new 410 Billion dollar bill riddled with Earmarks, 8,570 of them to be exact, with many lawmakers claiming the money for pet projects.
The vote was along party lines, with a majority of Democrats voting Yes, while most Republicans voting No. Rep Jeb Hensarling says this bill "grows the government by 8.3%, while the family budget that pays for the federal budget only grew 1.3%"
Obama has said during the next 4 years he hopes to cut the deficit in half, but this comes as he submits his spending and tax plans. The shortfall of the current year's budget will be 1.5 trillion, that's over triple the 2008 455 Billion dollar record.