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Joe Biden is still pushing his monumentally wasteful $1.5 trillion budget, but Congress also did its best to stuff this mess with waste by adding a big raise for themselves into it.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) blew the whistle on this disgusting waste

The House voted 260-171 on March 9, then the Senate voted 68-31 the next day to spend money that we don’t have as our debt has soared to $30.3 trillion.

According to the data, the House of Representatives snuck $774.4 million into this bloated budget for the Members Representational Allowance (MRA), which pays House workers up to $199,000 each. They also added another $18 million into the House’s petty cash fund to pay for interns.

The Senate also got in the game by awarding itself $1.1 billion to pay staffers and another $7 million for interns.

So, sure, it’s not technically a pay raise for members of Congress themselves, but it is a pay raise for all their staffers.

Rep. Thomas Massie blasted Congress for the wasteful spending:

“Congress, under both Trump and Biden, spent $7 trillion we didn’t have, in the name of COVID. There wasn’t $7 trillion available to borrow, so of course we printed trillions of dollars. Anyone who is telling you this didn’t cause inflation is either ignorant or lying,” he tweeted.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

 

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