House Dems want to spend $410 billion more

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Yes, but this time, it's for a good cause; to keep the government running. Or maybe it should be members of Congress who should start with the running.

AP reports "House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans."

Better not read this while eating breakfast. "The measure includes thousands of earmarks, the pet projects favored by lawmakers but often criticized by the public in opinion polls. There was no official total of the bill's earmarks, which accounted for at least $3.8 billion."

That's "thousands" of earmarks. Both Republicans and Democrats.

Not only that, this spending bill represents an 8% increase over last year's outlays. And get this, Democrats say "they were needed to make up for cuts enacted in recent years or proposed a year ago by then-President George W. Bush in health, education, energy and other programs."

That's right. We need to spend around $35 billion more than last year because the man who increased government spending faster and higher than any other president in the history of the United States didn't increase it ENOUGH.

Remind me again why we just spent $800 billion dollars...something about an economic crisis, yes? And yet, our lawmakers pretend that it's business as usual with nauseating amounts of taxdollars just being shoveled out the Capitol window.

My advice: Buy gold, don't panic when inflation spins out of control, and when the market hits bottom, buy like there's no tomorrow.

I weep for my country.


Yes, but this time, it's for a good cause; to keep the government running. Or maybe it should be members of Congress who should start with the running.

AP reports "House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans."

Better not read this while eating breakfast. "The measure includes thousands of earmarks, the pet projects favored by lawmakers but often criticized by the public in opinion polls. There was no official total of the bill's earmarks, which accounted for at least $3.8 billion."

That's "thousands" of earmarks. Both Republicans and Democrats.

Not only that, this spending bill represents an 8% increase over last year's outlays. And get this, Democrats say "they were needed to make up for cuts enacted in recent years or proposed a year ago by then-President George W. Bush in health, education, energy and other programs."

That's right. We need to spend around $35 billion more than last year because the man who increased government spending faster and higher than any other president in the history of the United States didn't increase it ENOUGH.

Remind me again why we just spent $800 billion dollars...something about an economic crisis, yes? And yet, our lawmakers pretend that it's business as usual with nauseating amounts of taxdollars just being shoveled out the Capitol window.

My advice: Buy gold, don't panic when inflation spins out of control, and when the market hits bottom, buy like there's no tomorrow.

I weep for my country.