dude, you guys havent the slightest clue.
this bill was over 2000 pages wrong, there was a small error which even the Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid let slide but Pelosi, the nut job she is, wants to make a big deal out of it. Some poor staffer who probably worked 100 hours that week, made a small mistake at the last minute....in a 2000 plus page bill.
as for what the bill actually does...whoever said it was an omnibus spending bill is doesnt know their head from their ass. It was a budget reconcilation bill which absolutely did not cut student aid. In fact it increase Pell grant funding (i believe it increased the grant number from 2,000 to 4500 a year for students). IT DID cut the amount of subsidies that lenders get for giving out the loans...by around 8 billion. So yes, it raised the amount of money that poor kids can get to go to college by reducing democratic instilled subsidies to banks...........THAT's COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM.
As for Medicare, it made it more difficult for you to collect on something that is meant for the poor if you had a house over 450,000 dollars or some obscenely high number like that...again, its common sense, but to liberals.
Overall, there were no cuts made at all, the bill reduced the GROWTH of federal spending by .1%. GOD FORBID. The bill still lets medicare, student loans and all the other entitlement programs by anywhere from 6-7% growth. GROWTH. per year.
damn those mean conservatives.