What the Hell are They Doing with Our Money?
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You may have heard already that they couldn't even confirm the existence of the recipient of this pork project, but the legislators voted it through anyway, over the resistance of some very persistent argumentation by Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
I find this truly mystifying. Have they really gotten so very far away from defending the interests of the Union, and not just their local campaign financiers? How can market economics (nevermind representative democracy) work in such an imbalanced playing field?
The answer, I suppose, is that it will work, come hell or high water; but it will have to flow around impediments along its path. Any damage will be borne by someone, most likely those who don't have the power, money and influence to insure their own protection.