MSNBC and other big-media outlets were quick to jump on the new Republican-backed spending bill that included billions for defense and other programs.

American taxpayers are on the hook for about $700 billion in new spending with $165 billion slated for the Pentagon and another $90 billion for disaster relief.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes looked back at 2009 and whined that only three Republican Senators supported then president Barack Obama’s nearly $800 billion stimulus package, and zero GOP supporters in the House.

Hayes made the absurd claim that Republicans “threatened en masse to ‘really quite literally’ destroy the American economy and the global economy” for their reluctance to try and spend the economy into prosperity.

CNN said Friday that “The colossal bill, which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, is a game-changing piece of legislation.”

WaPo spun the news another way arguing that the Republican controlled DC spending ideas are just the by-product of their larger scheme to shut down the government over the immigration debate:

Still, lawmakers’ inability to keep open the government underpinning the world’s largest economy pointed to acute legislative dysfunction that has paralyzed Congress and forced the government to operate on one short-term spending bill after another since the fiscal year began Oct. 1. Last month, the government shut down for three days in a dispute over undocumented immigrants brought to the country as kids, reopening when Senate Democrats accepted assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that he would hold a floor debate on immigration this month.

The remarks are in stark contrast to Obama era spending that took the debt from $7.5 trillion in 2009 to $14.1 trillion in 2016.

In 2012 the Obama administration rolled out a mammoth $3.7 trillion budget bill that NBC said would trim $1.1 trillion off annual spending over the next decade, (it didn’t) mostly by cutting defense spending. The bill gave billions for “high-speed rail and solar energy” programs.

CNN used the “it was Bush’s fault” excuse for the Obama economy noting “The country racked up $563 billion in deficits in the first four months of fiscal year 2009 alone. Bush was president for three and a half of those months.”

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