On the anniversary of the actual Boston tea party some 237 years ago – when pesky colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the King's tea into Boston Harbor – the modern invocation of that revolutionary spirit tossed another expensive package overboard Thursday: a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.
After leading a Republican charge into the House in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, the anti-debt, anti-federalist tea party movement notched its first major legislative victory Thursday by standing up to big-spending Democrats and Republicans and forcing Republican leadership to revoke its support of a bill laden with $8.3 billion worth of legislative earmarks – lawmakers' pet projects known as pork-barrel spending.
So, let's see if I got this straight. The August Personages better known as senators killed a bill to fund government because of their ungodly offense at a 8.3 billion dollar package of earmarking in a 1.1 trillion dollar budget?
Do the math here folks. 8.3 billion is 0.7545455% of 1.1 trillion.
These folks are fucking clowns. We are spending over 150 billion a year on wars that make no sense. We have a demographic bombshell waiting at the door when the boomers get to old to work. We have a train wreck of a health care system and a economic depression staring us in the face and these fuckwads preen and treat themselves as heroes because the saved 0.76% of the budget.
I am speechless.