No, I'm not trying to be coy with this title. What I'm attempting in a succinct fashion to do is show what the headlines should really read. Instead of reading Senate Passes 1.1 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill, it should read Washington Steals 1.1 trillion Dollars from Americans. Like it or not, it is what happened last week in DC, and any true, honest reporter would have printed it. However, real journalism and the checks-and-balance system set of by the media is dead.
You may ask why I believe that DC robbed us American people 1.1 trillion dollars. The answer is simple. First, no one in the Senate or the House even read the bill. Encompassing 1,582 page, both Houses admittedly had no time to read it, and even if they wanted to read it, there was no time. It is insane to think that our elected officials would spend that much money without even knowing where it is appropriated to. That's 1.1 trillion dollars of our money spent without even a second thought. It's like going to a restaurant and writing them a million dollars check for dinner without even seeing the menu- all the while knowing the food really stinks. That's how insane it is.
I don't care what your political party is, what happened in the Senate is wrong and proves our government is broken. Yes, broken. If DC ran like a private business, it would have gone out of business in less than a day. Business schools should use the US government as an example to show how not to run a business.
So where did this enormous amount of money go? Well, much of it is going for Obamacare, the American infrastructure and other ear marked social programs. You may naïvely think that sounds good. Well, if you do, you are either schizophrenic or have a very poor memory. You may or may not remember that our last stimulus plan and other Obama-initiated programs throughout his 2 terms have gone the same way. Just look at how well Amtrak is working, how our bridges are so much better, how we revitalized our railways or how many people are doing well with Obamacare. If you finally woke up and realized that none of these things happened with even more money spent, then you will now realize that this 1.1 trillion dollars will be completely wasted. Yes, wasted. Instead of doing any good, it will be squandered and pilfered out to the politicians who voted for it's cronies- just like the money from our last stimulus package.
Where is the media in all of this? Why is no one reporting the truth? Why does it seem the facts are so easily available, but no one knows them? Why when I ask educated people I know about the 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill, they don't know what I am talking about or don't care.
The Constitution can only work with an informed populous and free media. Without both, we can now understand how are government has become so corrupt, incompetent and dishonest without anything being done about it.