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May 7, 2021
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Fox News took a look at the upcoming proposed federal budget and found that, to paraphrase Austin Powers, “Earmarks are BACK, baby!”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/earmarks-pet-projects-government-spending-billions-lawmakers

With the US National Debt Clock now topping $28 trillion and its wheels spinning faster than a lawn mower blade, lawmakers are once again larding up the budget with vast amounts of borrowed/printed money lavished on pet projects. These include:

$742,000 for a New York program that would feature "conversations around difficult issues such as racism, gender discrimination and cultural bias"…$1,750,000 to spruce up the Japanese Garden in Portland...$436,100 for a "meditation and restorative yoga" program in New Jersey…$250,000 to expand the Michelle Obama Library…$166,000 to develop an equity program at Lincoln University…and $2 million for a Pickleball and Fitness Circuit in Orange, California.

Remember on “Friends,” when Joey got his first credit card and maxed it to the limit by filling his apartment with overpriced junk, like a big plastic dog? Well, he’s apparently in charge of the national budget now.

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  • JEANNE VERMETTE

    05/08/2021 11:41 AM

    SOME EARMARKS ARE GOOD BUT OTHERS ARE OUTRAGEOUS....JUST TO GET POWER FROM THEIR VOTERS AND GET RE ELECTED EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE TAXPAYER WHO REALLY PAYS THE PRICE FOR THEIR REQUESTS....NEEDS TO STOP...TOO MUCH DEBT ALREADY.

  • Ken Maxfield

    05/07/2021 10:27 AM

    Mike, thank you for all you do to keep us informed.
    Are we going to have to take up arms and physically oust these clowns?
    As ridiculous ad these "ear marks" sound the truth of it is only a small portion will actually go to those programs. That is just a way to get large amounts of funds into the hands of cronies who back the deep state.