As Christmas rapidly approaches, Jesse Watters says politicians just don’t understand the meaning of the holiday.
Rather than give to those in need, Watters said on Wednesday’s episode of Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime,” some lawmakers in D.C. have found a cynical way to force Congress to pass a $1.7 billion, 4,000-page omnibus spending package before the start of the new year.
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After playing a “man-about-town” clip of Americans describing what Christmas has come to mean to them — one in which knowledge of Jesus was notably absent — Watters said, “Down in D.C., they don’t understand the meaning of Christmas either.”
“For them, Christmas is all about getting,” the host stated. “This year, they’re stuffing their stockings with pork and putting billions more in goodies under their tree.”
“You might have heard of this omnibus bill, $1.7 trillion behemoth that Congress is forcing through before Christmas,” he continued. “Guess how many pages it is — 4,000 pages chock-full of pet projects. No one has time to read it.”
And that, Watters said, was the entire point.
“You see, the bill funds the federal government for the next year and if Congress doesn’t pass it, the government shuts down,” he explained. “People get laid off and they put chains around the national parks. They know nobody wants that, so they shove in anything they want. It’s by design.”
And my, what little piggies they packed into this disastrous stocking stuffer.
As BizPac Review reported, the woke little elves in D.C. will have plenty to celebrate should the spending bill pass.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 21, 2022
“One earmark inside the bill includes funding of $1.2 million for centers that support LGBTQ students at San Diego Community College District and $105,000 for an LGBTQ youth mentoring program within Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” BizPac Review noted. “The New York Historical Society would receive $3 million to go towards its ‘American LGBTQ+ Museum Partnership Project.'”
In Our Voices, Inc., a group dedicated to the economic survival and growth of the LGBTQ community, will receive a whopping $800,000 toward “transitional housing and services for LGBT and gender non-conforming” individuals.
And the earmarks get more insane from there.
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum will be getting a more than $2 million boost for a “capital renovation and facility infrastructure upgrade,” and, in Georgia, $3.6 million will go to fund the Michelle Obama Trail. Opened in 2018, the 3.8-mile-long trail was reportedly inspired by the former first lady’s “Let’s Move” health initiative.
According to Senator Rand Paul, $2.3 million has been set aside for injecting beagles with cocaine, because apparently, that’s what you do when inflation is skyrocketing and your southern border is wide open.
Yesterday I spoke on the $1.7 Trillion Pelosi-Schumer Spending Spree. How does congress spend taxpayer's money? One example is spending $2.3 million injecting beagles with cocaine. The American people demand accountability for the damage the big government spenders are doing. pic.twitter.com/7unnCehHgI
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 21, 2022
The shameless waste proposed in the omnibus prompted the Kentucky Senator to pen his own version of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Elon Musk even conducted one of his now-famous Twitter polls which found the American people are “overwhelmingly against this giant spending bill.”
They are overwhelmingly against this giant spending bill. https://t.co/2XTdPT9lQB
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2022
With more than three million votes, more than 70% of the people voiced their opposition to the measure.
Should Congress approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2022
According to Watters, timing, when it comes to these things, is everything.
“Washington didn’t always work like this,” he told viewers. “Up until 25 years ago, this never happened.”
“They used to have federal spending figured out months in advance until politicians realized they can hold the Capitol hostage by delaying it until December,” he explained, “and this week, Democrats dumped 4,000 pages at 1:30 in the morning and told everybody to vote yes, if you want to see your family this Christmas.”
“Who cares if we tack on another trillion to the national debt or supercharge inflation?” Watters said. “Nobody wants to look like the bad guy, so they just pass it without reading it.”
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