Today the Senate will vote on a bill that will add $1.5 trillion to the debt over the next ten years. This is a large amount of money and something that we should be very wary of. This is in addition to what we were already running debt of, of nearly a trillion dollars. So were adding a couple extra hundred billion dollars a year to a budget and a country and a Congress that had already recklessly let spending get out of control. Patterico quoting Rand Paul The bill is nearly 700 pages. It was given to us at midnight last night, and I would venture to say no one has read the bill. No one can thoroughly digest a 700-page bill overnight, and I do think that it does things that we really, really ought to talk about, and how we should pay for them.
He's right. It's a bipartisan problem. Democrats don't want to cut spending for ideological reasons and (most) Republicans don't want to cut spending for... well, I don't know why not other than establishment fingers in government pies.
I'm not sure what we can do to fix this.
Neither is Instapundit
This entry was published Sat Feb 10 09:24:39 CST 2018 by
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