Congress Goes on Spending Spree, Adding Billions to National Debt

Even as Congress adjourns for a week-long Memorial Day recess without extending unemployment benefits, it concludes a three-month spending spree that has added more than $230 billion to the national debt, most of it classified as "emergency" spending. The spending spree ranges from such big ticket items as $33 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to such little-noticed provisions as a $54 million tax break for TV and movie production. Webster's dictionary defines emergency as "an...Full Story
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