Oh God. Yeah, its ONLY $2.2 BILLION. Only. It’s like spending a dollar at McDonalds when you have $1,000 in your pocket, right? No biggie. We can afford an extra $2.2 BILLION bucks. I wonder what China would say…
China wouldn’t way anything, because another government agency would eat up the $2.2 billion instead – because so many are clamoring for more money, anyway. The point is not the $2.2 billion. In the grand scheme of a huge spending bill, that’s not very much. The problem, however, is the $1.1 trillion overall price tag. And here’s another point – the roughly $8 billion in earmarks over the entire Senate, which will go to heavily-used things like roads, is about the same as the $8 billion cut from the defense budget that would return thanks to the Senate’s spending bill. So here’s the big question: What’s worse, $8 billion going to the states, or $8 billion being fed to our already-massive defense monster? You’re a common-sense addict. Tell me. Because common sense tells me that both are just as questionable. Keep in mind, though, that we’re only at roughly 16 thousandths of a trillion-dollar spending bill. So, while you’re at it, why don’t you go read the Senate’s omnibus spending bill (I just downloaded the PDF – it was 1924 pages) and tell me what else you think should be cut. How can we get this bad boy down to a slim $750 billion? You have ten minutes. Go.
(Source: shortformblog, via infectedbias)