I'm sorry, did you say DEM's and Spending spree?
Yes. You might be interested to know that the Dem's, for a few more days control the House, Senate, and have the Presidency. Sooooo, when they load up the spending to bring money back to their jurisdictions, it only makes sense that the other side brings money back to their districts as well - in case the stupidity passes.
Or, perhaps you were thinking that all the conservatives should just donate their cash to the democrat districs.
When the CONS prevented the bill from proceeding, they prevented ALL of the pork in the bill from being spent. This isn't rocket science.
Why was the DEM, Harry, trying to ram it through at the last second? TO MAXIMIZE HIS FUCKING SPENDING SPREE.