Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: $30 billion slush fund for Biden's climate agenda!
The Daily Signal reports:
A little-known slush fund at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has become a go-to funding source for billions of dollars of abusive spending in the last few administrations, Democrat and Republican alike. Currently, the Biden administration is improperly using it to help carry out its climate agenda.
The 90-year-old program, called the Commodity Credit Corporation, is an annual $30 billion funding mechanism for various farm bill programs like price support and conservation programs…
Ending this abuse isn’t a partisan issue, nor is it about any specific use of the funds. It’s simply a way to ensure that Congress properly does its job and represents the voice of the American people on spending matters.
While the Biden administration might be using this money for its climate agenda, it doesn't matter which party or which purpose these tax dollars go to - this shouldn't be happening.
As the column rightly notes:
The Department of Agriculture, no matter which party is in charge, shouldn’t be able to create major new programs and spend billions of taxpayer dollars without proper authorization from those who have the power of the purse.
Congress must be constitutionally-mandated stewards of taxpayers resources and defund this slush fund!