The Democrats, idiotic RINOs and spend-happy Republicans got together in December to spend almost two trillion dollars of our hard-earned taxpayer money, much of it on BULLSH*T.
If you take a look at all of the spending and all of the earmarks that went through, you will see lots of special funding for pet projects including all of the Democrat funding for their green energy projects – and money for lots of other wasteful programs and schemes.
The 4,000+ page Omnibus isn’t a budget, it’s a continuing resolution (CR). The politicians don’t like budgets. It’s easier to keep passing CRs so the the elitist power- hungry schmucks can keep wasting our money.
But, hey, they HAD to do it , right? They had to keep the government “open.” They couldn’t possibly let the government shut down. No, there is important spending that must be done to make sure America continues to operate.
Some of those important spending items have been reported by Breitbart News who got their information from Rand Paul’s 2022 Festivus Reports which highlights $482,276,543,907 in government waste.
That waste includes much absurdity and some of that absurdity is related to animal studies. According to Breitbart, the NIH gave over $1.1 million to the University of Concepcion in Chile “to study the influence of glycine receptors on alcohol consumption….by training mice to get drunk.” This is a study to inject mice with alcohol and then observe how they react.
Breitbart also reports, “The report also found that the NIH has awarded over $3 million to Northeastern University to “watch steroid-injected hamsters fight to study whether current drugs for aggressive youth suppress steroid-induced aggression.”
So what exactly IS an Omnibus Bill? According to Wiki, it’s “a proposed law that covers a number of diverse or unrelated topics. Omnibus is derived from Latin and means ‘to, for, by, with or from everything’. An Omnibus bill is a single document that is accepted in a single vote by a legislature but packages together several measures into one or combines diverse subjects. Because of their large size and scope, omnibus bills limit opportunities for debate and scrutiny. Historically, omnibus bills have sometimes been used to pass controversial amendments. For this reason, some consider Omnibus bills to be anti-democratic.”
Yep. That about says it all, doesn’t it.