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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Fiscal Times: Edward Morrissey: Shame on Congress for Robbing Hurricane Sandy Victims: How to Get Pork Out of Congressional Appropriations

Shame on Congress for Robbing Hurricane Sandy Victims

Bad news for people on the left such as myself and people on the right who believe in limited government and. Fiscal responsibility for a couple of reasons, one Senator Barbara Mikulski will become the next Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. In the next Congress she is a major porker and one of the members of Congress who have a habit of attaching. Non relevant spending to appropriations bills and I imagine she'll have some non relevant amendments to the Sandy disaster relief bills. The other one being that her colleagues in Congress will be doing the same thing to the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bills as well. We are running up run away debt and deficits and Congress is just adding to the problems by borrowing more. Money from other countries to fund their pet projects which is an example of why even disaster relief bills need. To be paid for even if that means coming up with a national fund to finance disaster relief like a so called trust fund. And getting non relevant amendments off of appropriations bills.