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Unconstitutional: 4,155 pages of absurd government overreach

Published in Blog on December 21, 2022 by Jakob Fay

Is there any question that Congress has no regard for the Constitution whatsoever? Every once and a while – especially when it earns them brownie points – our Congressmen may profess their meaningless “love” for America's founding document. But they never practice what they preach.

Instead, they carelessly trample the Constitution underfoot, totally disregarding its limits on their power.

The Senate’s latest omnibus bill, a $1.7 trillion spending package, is the perfect example of that. Not only have congressional politicians dismissed the supreme law of the land, but they are more than happy to frivolously waste our money in a lame-duck spending spree.

Contained in the 4,155-page bill are a number of head-scratching expenditures that make one question how any of our elected officials are still in office.

Do any of them actually know all that is in that obscenely massive stack of papers?

For those who don’t have the time to read the bill, which is longer than three average-sized Bibles, here are a few examples of the outlays the bill proposes:

Courtesy of taxpayers, Uncle Sam will grant $1 million for Zora’s House in Ohio, a “coworking and community space” for “women and gender-expansive people of color,” $3.6 million for a Michelle Obama Trail in Georgia, and another $3 million for the American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City.

How generous!

The spending package also proposes giving $1.2 million to LGBTQIA+ Pride Centers, $1.2 million to DACA recipients at San Diego Community College, and $477k for the Equity Institute to teach educators in Rhode Island about antiracism.

All of this sounds like something the American people would approve of, right?

And why stop there? Why not give millions more to the Great Blacks in Wax museum? Or hundreds of thousands to support “Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex immigrant women in Los Angeles?”

The bill also flatters Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, renaming a federal building the “Speaker Nancy Pelosi Federal Building” and donating a meager $2 million to the “Nancy Pelosi Fellowship Program.”

How thoughtful!

Even in a floundering economy, rather than let the people keep their money, Uncle Sam has decided to pocket it and dole it out to absurd causes.

A government that fritters away millions of dollars while the nation slips into recession is careless, corrupt, and incapable of leading. Thankfully, we know how to rein it in.

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