Congress sends President Barack Obama a $410 billion spending bill that is, as usual, packed with pork.

But wait. Wasn’t this supposed to be the new era? Wasn’t pork going to be a thing of the past because President Obama wouldn’t sign bills with lard?

Not exactly. Part of the new era means rewriting the rules as we go along. The new argument is that the bill doesn’t have all that much pork. It could have been worse, supporters say.

Mafia members used to say it better: New boss, same as the old boss.

Congress sends $410B spending bill to ObamaCongress is sending President Barack Obama a massive bill funding domestic programs and awarding lawmakers their cherished pet …