• May 23, 2024

Washington Scandal Exposed in New Report

Recent months have shown us that the House of Representatives is in chaos. A handful of hardliner Republicans sabotaged Speaker McCarthy. They left the House powerless for weeks as lawmakers scrambled to find a new Speaker.

But they claimed they did it because McCarthy “sided” with Democrats to push reckless spending, right?

I guess we can assume that conservative lawmakers are hawkishly devoted to rein in government spending. At least, that’s what some of them claim. But now, a whistleblower report is exposing what some of the most conservative lawmakers have been up to. And it’s worse than the left’s squad.

From Just the News:
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus sponsored more than $900 million worth of earmarks over the last two years, according to a study conducted by OpenTheBooks.com and published on Thursday…

The earmarks total for 2023 from 8 Freedom Caucus members was $447.8 million. The average spent was $56 million, according to the results of the study…

According to the findings, the amount of the Freedom Caucus earmarks are more than the OpenTheBooks.com study that showed progressive members of the so-called Squad had sponsored $220 million of earmarks over the same period of time.

The so-called Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative lawmakers in Congress, has been exposed for adding $957 million in earmarks to laws passed over the last two years. This is over double what the Democrat “squad” has added in earmarks over the same period, which was $220 million.

Open The Books claimed this practice of adding earmarks to balloon spending by Congress is the “currency of corruption.” And they say it is being “abused by both parties.”

They explain, “When it comes to burning through our tax dollars, there’s effectively one party in Washington, and it’s addicted to spending your money.” According to the report the Freedom Caucus is standing “shoulder-to-shoulder” with progressives like the squad.

When one group does it, it makes it “excusable” for the other side to do it. With Republicans in charge of the House over the last two years, it emboldened conservatives to push massive spending—right under the nose of the taxpayer.

At a time when inflation is crippling working families, with the economy in free fall, these Republicans were burning through tax dollars for their special interests.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new report reveals the Freedom Caucus spent $957 million in earmarks since 2023.
  • This trumps what the squad spent over the same time, which was $220 million.

Source: Just the News


Mick Farthing

Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.

Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.


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