Omnibus shows Congress's Priorities: Authoritarianism and War• http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org, by Ron Paul
The Republican leadership celebrated this bloated monstrosity because it spends $858 billion on warfare while "only" spending $772.5 billion on welfare.
No one should think Republican insistence on more warfare than welfare spending means Democrats oppose the warfare state. Under President Biden and a Democrat-controlled Congress, "defense" spending has increased by 4.3 percent over the last two years. Similarly, every Republican President in recent years—including two who had a Republican-controlled Congress for at least part of their term—supported huge increases in welfare state spending. Most Democrats only pretend to oppose warfare and most Republicans only pretend to oppose welfare to appease their parties' respective bases.