Spending or Bureaucrats? Choose your poison
This question arose after taking some time to ponder my own thoughts and beliefs around the debt ceiling and the $3.5 trillion dollar bill. And It has come to my realization that I am not so much against the spending as much as I am against "Bureaucratic Bullshit" or "wasteful spending". It just generally feels that if some laws were passed we could get over some of the trillion of dollars and probably make a plan that fits in the current debt ceiling. Here are a few of the earmarks that I disagree with.
$1.8 trillion for the Finance Committee. This part of the bill is for investments in working families, the elderly, and the environment. It includes a tax cut for Americans making less than $400,000 a year, lowering the price of prescription drugs, and ensuring the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Seems like this could be mostly achieved with some laws.
$107 billion for the Judiciary Committee. These funds address establishing "lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants."
Once again seems like it could be fix with a law
$726 billion for the Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee. This addresses universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, childcare for working families, tuition-free community college, funding for historically black colleges and universities, and an expansion of the Pell Grant for higher education.
This one I am more okay with, but why not just toss this amount at the student loans and actually relieve some of the stress indivduals have right now.
Long story short: I hate the people that spend my money not the fact that they spend it? What's your take?