From Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com
The bill is 2,700 pages – the length of ten books.
Congress had less than one day to read the bill before they voted. President Biden has already signed off — a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill. Magic!
Do we really have a representative republic if our representatives don’t even know what they are voting on?
Here are just a few examples of what was in the bill:
$1 million for a “farm-to-refrigerator training facility” in Pennsylvania
$2 million for George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change
$2.5 million for a museum in Vermont.
$3 million for a fisherman’s coop facility in Guam
These examples represent only four of 4,400 earmarks in the bill.
Earmarks are the ‘currency of corruption in Congress.’ It’s legal bribery to give away member pet projects for votes.
(It took 367 pages alone just to list the earmarks!)
Republicans cheered a 6% increase in defense spending. Democrats cheered a 7% increase in social services and executive administration spending.
And, presto, you — the taxpayer — are paying for all of it.
Together, let’s hold our elected officials accountable. Tell Congress to do their job!