All it takes is a stroke of the pen – and Congress spends $150,000,000 more of your money.
When Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rushed the “stimulus” package through Congress, many were outraged by the harried and secret nature of the negotiations.
However, the haste with which they proceeded, and the version of the bill they finally posted online, gives taxpayers an opportunity to understand just how easy it is for Congress to spend your money. In this case, $850,000,000 magically became $1,000,000,000 with the mere stroke of an anonymous staffer’s pen. Below is the actual image from Title X, Page 19:
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