Congress handed Americans a virtual lump of debt-ridden black hole spending coal for Christmas.
The Omnibus spending bill consists of 4,155 pages of pork, costing taxpayers a whopping $1.7 TRILLION dollars. This bill is so massive that no one has the time to even read it before its passage. Opponents of the bill say it is jam-packed with wokism and Democratic pet pork projects. Many may remember when the public was outraged during the Jimmy Carter years that the Pentagon was paying $60,000 for a hammer and $30,000 for a toilet seat. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Today’s Congress and Administration is spending that and more on programs like promoting transgenderism in other countries. It’s true.
The New York Times, while pointing out what it considers the good pork, wrote: “Opponents of earmarks consider the practice corrupt because it essentially allows lawmakers to use taxpayer money to fund pet projects without public debate or discussion. Others regard it as a necessary tool in a partisan Congress, one that gives lawmakers across the political spectrum the ability to cut deals to fund the government and avoid painful shutdowns that hurt federal workers and the U.S. economy.”
To illustrate the example, the Times quoted Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who “fought” for over $280 million in pork for her state, saying, “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for members to give back to their states.” Give back?
And this is how they do it: The Democrats, because they are the party in control, load up these bills with all their pet projects and agendas so they can go back home and tell all the voters the wonderful money they “fought” to get in the budget. And because the Republicans either don’t have the nerve or the votes to stop it, they say “what the heck?” and they start making deals to get their pet projects funded in the bill. By the time all is said and done, the bill has grown from maybe 100 pages to over 4,000, and it funds everything from aid to Ukraine to millions for an LGBTQ museum in New York City. And don’t worry about how they are going to pay for this; 87,000 new IRS agents will be hired to collect.
This is pure socialism. It is the ingredients of government as god. The entity that gives and takes and uses its power to force its subjects to comply. It is the very ominous conduct that the founding fathers of this country warned against.
As Thomas Jefferson said in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1801, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
By these terms, America is practicing bad government. Yet Americans keep electing these deceivers.
The first commandment, as found in Exodus 20:3, says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” That most assuredly includes government.
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