Any day now, Congress is likely to release the trillion-dollar Trojan horse that is the spending bill for 2014. It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be rushed. And few members of Congress (if any) are going to read it all.
Government budgeting isn’t supposed to be done this way.
It takes 12 spending bills to fund the entire government. But in an omnibus—the type of bill experts are expecting—Congress throws all of those together and just votes once on the whole thing.
This type of rushed, bloated spending bill is guaranteed to include ineffective government programs, giveaways to corporate cronies, and pork projects. And these are not harmless—taxpayers are funding each and every one. This approach will increase spending, waste taxpayer dollars, and raise our national debt.
Lawmakers will say they can’t find any room to cut spending, but the Heritage Foundation has some ideas for them! Click here to find out what they are.