Congress would rather spend your money on partisan infighting and political scandals than on solving the problems of the nation.
In fact, the Congressional investigations are so expensive that some legislators are gearing up to fight the Trump-Russia probe, claiming that DOJ special counsel prosecutor Robert Mueller’s inquiry is too sprawling and casting too costly a net.
Had that amendment passed, it would have all but ended Mueller’s investigation this November by cutting off his funds just six months after its official start date on May 17. For example, U. S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) attempted to introduce an amendment in the House this past August that stated no funds from the spending package ‘may be used to fund activities pursuant to [the special counsel probe] later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act,’ FOX News reported on Aug. 28.
DeSantis’ revision was ultimately nixed, meaning that the investigation will continue in earnest, soaking up legislators’ time and taxpayers’ money.
How much money?
Have a look at the final cost calculations from the federal authorities’ investigations of yore…
This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on October 31, 2017.