The legislation includes $7.7 billion in earmarks, which are unrelated pet projects that members of Congress insert in spending bills.
Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, said those who vote in favor of the bill "jeopardize their credibility."
"But the bloated omnibus requires sacrifice from no one, least of all the government. It only exacerbates the problem and hastens the day of reckoning," Bayh wrote in a Wall Street Journal editorial published Wednesday.
"Voters rightly demanded change in November's election, but this approach to spending represents business as usual in Washington, not the voters' mandate."
During the election season, Bayh was considered one of the front-runners to be Obama's vice president.
Too bad he didn’t get the nod – i like where his mind’s at.