Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as Speaker of the House is about to come to a permanent end.
It’s all because of one massive big-government bill she just rammed through Congress.
And this time, the American people will remember what she just did to them.
Nancy Pelosi is fighting for her political life against what is shaping up to be a red wave in the 2022 elections.
But while Democrats are pulling out all the stops to keep her in office as Speaker of the House, even to the point of brutally gerrymandering states like California, Illinois, and New York to their favor, the odds continue to be stacked against her.
And now, Pelosi may have just wrecked her own chances of holding onto the House this year by trying to ram through one of the largest omnibus bills in modern history.
The Hill reports, “After an 11-year drought, congressional earmarks are back with vengeance. The $1.5 trillion, 2,741-page omnibus spending package is loaded with funding for lawmaker pet projects. The legislation includes more than 4,000 earmarks, according to a list of projects provided to The Hill by a Senate Republican aide that spanned 367 pages.”
Democrats think that this omnibus bill will help save them. Even some establishment Republicans likely think the same thing.
But the truth is that after the 2020 omnibus bills that blew up the deficit and triggered the largest inflationary period seen since the early 1980s, the American public now knows that whenever Congress passes a trillion dollar bill, the odds are that there’s almost nothing good buried within it.
“Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are scrambling to figure out what’s in the bill, which didn’t become available to the public until early Wednesday morning. Lawmakers and the general public had little idea of what earmarks would be included in the package before the final vote,” adds The Hill.
This latest trillion dollar bill is just the latest in a long line of absurd legislation that spans hundreds of pages and leaves both lawmakers and the American people confused about what is even in it.
And what’s worse, the bill is riddled with nothing more than a collection of billions of dollars in pet-projects that politicians want to use to try and win re-election.
This is a classic case of the government bribing voters with their own money.
“It’s totally pork-barreling,” said Thomas Schatz, the president of Citizens Against Government Waste.
The Hill writes that Schatz estimated that more than 4,400 earmarks could be identified in the omnibus bill.
But after years of Washington, D.C. pulling off stunts like this, it’s clear that the powers that be in Congress will not get away with it this time, even if they still are capable of securing the votes to pass it.
And that’s because opinion polling across the country shows that Democrats (and several vulnerable RINOs) are in serious danger of being wiped out in the November elections this year.