It’s the end of the year, so that means that Congress is going to pass yet another bigger-than-ever-before Omnibus budget bill that no one in Congress helped to write, and which no one in Congress had the time to read. This year’s $1.7 trillion doorstopper clocked in at a whopping 4,155 pages – almost four times the length of the first edition of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave everyone 24 hours to read it before voting on it. Instead of even trying to resist, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a bunch of Republicans just voted to pass it.
Here’s a curious comparison. Five Republicans in Congress just spent the last year investigating the January 6 security failures at the Capitol. Working together, those five people put together a 141-page report over the course of a year. Five lawyers, one year, 141 pages.
Yet every December, one of these 4,000-plus-page monstrosities drops from the heavens in a magical process. And not a single elected Senator or Representative in Congress can name one person who worked on it. Ask your Representative or Senator sometime: Tell me a specific person, by name, who helped to write the Omnibus. They can’t do it. No one knows.
Now that a few days have passed since Republicans caved and voted on this, some people have had some time to read a few pages into the Omnibus budget. What they’re finding is not pretty. You’d think that with so many problems in America, Congress would at least have a few ideas on how to fix them – or at least try. But they’re not.
At least they prioritized border security. There are thousands of illegal alien hobos sleeping on the streets and in the airport in El Paso. Our border is completely broken. It’s gone. So, it was nice to see that Congress spent $410 million on border security measures.
Oh, wait! They didn’t spend that $410 million on border security for America. They’re giving the money away to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Oman to secure their borders. Borders are apparently so sanctified and holy in those countries that they’re entitled to our tax dollars to keep their citizens safe.
One of the creepiest provisions in the bill was discovered by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC). He found $575 million for “family planning” in countries where population growth “threatens biodiversity.” This is so creepy! Everyone knows “family planning” is just a Democrat/globalist euphemism for funding abortions. And the fact that they just spent our tax dollars to kill babies in foreign countries in the name of “saving the environment” says a lot, doesn’t it?
Rather than helping everyday Americans who are suffering under the Biden economy, Congress is doling out millions of dollars for LGBTQIALMNOPQRST+AirForce pet projects. It allocates $3 million for a gay museum in New York. There’s another $1.2 million carved out for gay pride centers. There’s even a $3.6 million carveout to build a trail in Georgia named after Michelle Obama. (See what we did there?)
Illegal aliens will get $1.2 million to pay their tuition at San Diego Community College. International fisheries commissions will get $65.7 million from American taxpayers. There’s $3 million set aside to create bee-friendly highways. If you thought the roads were just racist like Pete Buttigieg claims, think again. They’re also dangerous to bees! The DOT can’t fix potholes or repair crumbling bridges, but they’re going to make the bees safe.
This doesn’t even get into the tens of billions of dollars that are now pledged to Ukraine. There’s also a clause in the bill that the incoming House GOP majority cannot later rescind the funds for Ukraine. In case it’s not completely obvious by this point, Congress doesn’t care about you or your family at all. They don’t care about America at all. But we can all rest easier knowing that Tunisia’s border will be a little bit more secure now, thanks to us.