Halt Congressional add-ons — pork-barrel spending — to federal funding bills immediately. Both parties are mindlessly spending money we no longer have. Congressional add-ons are unregulated and being used to subvert the federal budgeting process. This is practiced deception and corrupts the opportunity to reduce deficits.
Congress should be looking to prepare and pass appropriations legislation by Oct. 1, the start of the annual federal fiscal year. Holding federal agencies hostage to force special projects is tantamount to sedition. Omnibus appropriations are disruptive and expensive to all taxpayers.
If the elected officials are not competent enough to perform the most important budget functions necessary for the continuous operation of government, then they must be replaced. This isn’t a request. It’s a demand for the end of corruption by angry taxpayers. Now.
Carol A. Clopton