Why We Can Not Trust Congress With Our Money, Period
Because they spend it like crack addicts in a flop house on Saturday night. In the 28.9 billion dollar terrorism bill that was passed today, these items were ‘slipped’ in:
Such projects included $6 million to upgrade a U.S. Geological Survey data center near Sioux Falls, S.D.; $10 million to help farmers near the Rio Grande River involved in a water dispute with Mexico; $7 million for enhancing water supplies in New Mexico; and a provision pressuring the Agriculture Department to reimburse poultry producers in West Virginia and Virginia for losses from avian influenza.
Also carried were funds having little to do with the fight against terror. These included $1 billion for Pell grants for low-income students; $417 million for veterans’ medical care; $400 million to help states improve voting systems; $205 million to bail out Amtrak; $200 million for fighting AIDS and other diseases abroad; and $100 million for countering western wildfires and floods.
BTW, conservatives- this is the chamber that the Republicans control.