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‘Emergency’ Spending

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Sep 28, 2023.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2002
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    ' “Call it an emergency — done,” says Cato Institute budget specialist Romina Boccia. “Spend the money on whatever you want.”
    They gave $296 million to NASA for ’emergency infrastructure.’ What’s ’emergency infrastructure?'” I ask.

    “That’s not really a thing,” she replies. “It’s just a way to plus up the NASA budget … a huge slush fund.”

    “How do they justify this?”

    “They don’t even try!” Boccia complains. “Unfortunately, Congress has complete discretion over what it calls ’emergency.'”
    “By the end of this decade, spending will be about $10 trillion,” says Boccia. “Who will be willing to lend that money to the U.S. government?” '

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