When can we, the citizens, rely upon Congress to openly debate and compromise on the complex issues facing our country? So-called omnibus and minibus appropriation measures detract from judging a single issue (or related cluster of issues) on their merit alone. As such, pieces of legislation that run counter to the opinions and best interests of the American people can be snuck into legislation, and passed without the debate or scrutiny they deserve. One topic - one measure - one vote. It is not complicated. For example, within the fine print of this bill is decreased investment for renewable energy cultivation, potentially dangerous amendments to the Clean Water Act, and an exorbitant amount allocated toward military spending.