“Congress, under both (Donald) Trump and (Joe) Biden, spent $7 trillion we didn’t have, in the name of COVID. There wasn’t $7 trillion available to borrow, so of course we printed trillions of dollars. Anyone who is telling you this didn’t cause inflation is either ignorant or lying.”—Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky).
And the madness continues.
Those suffering Stockholm syndrome and love their government slave masters had a lot to cheer last week as the U.S. Congress passes a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill to keep the government open.
Included was over $13 billion stolen from Americans suffering higher prices at home to give to a rich oligarch in Ukraine.
Also included was $5.9 billion to our oligarchs in Washington, D.C. through funding of the legislative branch, reported Roll Call.
Included was a 21% increase to $774.4 million, $134.4 million more than last year, for the Members Representational Allowance (MRA) to pay staffers. Additionally, there’s $18.2 million for paid interns. House staffers make as much as $199,300.
The Senate received $1.1 billion to pay staffer salaries and operations, and $7 million for interns.
The bill increased funding to the Capitol Police is $87 million higher to $602.5 million total allowing for the hire of 2,112 new sworn officers and 450 civilian employees in order to more effectively violate our rights.
Funding will jump $98.8 million to $773.9 million total to the Capitol Architect.
Christopher Tremoglie, for the Washington Examiner, notes the over 2,700-page bill includes funding of gender programs in Pakistan, “democracy” programs in Venezuela and climate change research.
Roll Call did note that the bill does not directly increase pay of members of the House or Senate, but let’s be real.
“It’s not technically a pay hike for congressmembers, but, in particular House members, are notorious for putting family members on the payroll,” Daniel Greenfield wrote. “And for using staffers to run their errands and handle assorted personal projects for them.”
Of course, where members of Congress really make bank is their insider knowledge. Did you know war stocks are up? Certainly, you could have guessed that rather easily. And look at that, members of both parties are profiting off war and rumors of war. Just like they profited off of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, America teeters on the edge of the abyss. Tyler Durden, for Zero Hedge, is warning “a food crisis in America is emerging,” that based on comments from Douglass Karr, founder of Martech Zone.
“Karr said he spoke with numerous folks in the food industry who said farmers in the South and Midwest are having trouble procuring fertilizer to grow crops ahead of planting season,” Durden wrote. “He said farmers in the ‘Midwest are switching,’ likely referring to crops that need fewer nutrients because they ‘can’t get nitrogen nor fertilizer.’”
There’s more concerning news on food, like 2.8 million chickens and turkeys dying of the bird flu in one month.
The Free Thought Project detailed the top five stories being ignored as the media force feeds us propaganda on Russia-Ukraine 24/7. They include the proof that $1 billion from the taxpayers went to buy pro-vax media, the damning evidence coming out from the Pfizer documents, a preschool in San Diego being raided and preschoolers interrogated without parental permission over masks, the ever-increasing number of American children in poverty and the Biden gun grabbing executive orders.
But hey, when you’re going hungry, remember the important people in our Capitol will be getting fat. And doesn’t that make you feel better?
It’s time to call Congress, our government in general, nonessential.