THE MOST FISCALLY WASTEFUL CONGRESS EVER
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Mr. DUNCAN. Mr. Speaker, in a few minutes we will begin voting on 26 amendments to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, but the overriding problem is that this bill is a 12 percent increase to $65 billion.
At a time when families and small businesses all over this country have been tightening their spending, at a time when foreclosures and bankruptcies are still at record levels, the Federal Government keeps going on its merry way, spending like we have just boocous of cash.
All this comes after the $787 billion stimulus bill which the Washington Post said was a ``massive financial windfall'' for Federal agencies. A 12 percent increase in times of 3 percent inflation, when our national debt is now over $13 trillion, is just ridiculous.
We would not be having all these problems if we'd had fiscally conservative Congresses for the last 45 years. Now we seem to have the most fiscally wasteful Congress we have ever had.