It seems that they can't pass a simple bill without the pork. I mentioned this back a while ago in my blog when this issue was up for a vote and the GOP was blocking it until they could add some pork projects to it for their rich supporters. Now it's finally come out that that was exactly the stopping issue.
Now here we are again...start over with a clean bill and see what new pork we can add...will this ever pass? Who knows. It's passed all the hurdles except for the requirements of the rich, famous and GOP!