Thursday, March 5, 2009
Congress Finds Another Place To Boost Spending: Congress
From McClatchy Newspapers:
WASHINGTON — Congress wants to boost spending on itself by nearly 11 percent this year, an increase that's part of a massive spending bill that has smaller increases for most agencies that deal with public health, education, energy, and other domestic needs.
The congressional budget, which the Senate is considering this week as part of a $410 billion fiscal 2009 spending bill, is higher than the 8 percent overall boost for most domestic programs.
As a result, Congress now appears well on track to approve spending $4.4 billion on itself, up from $3.97 billion last year.
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My Comment: In a middle of a recession, when money is tight .... they just want to spend.