Congressional pork just the tip of the spending iceberg

By Luke Rosiak | Washington Examiner

Not sure what to buy the millionaire golfer who has everything? For Sen. Rob Portman, a Ohio Republican, the answer was a $30,000 gold medal for golfer Jack Nicklaus, at taxpayer expense.

Or what’s behind an obscure bill to funnel federal funds to chiropractors?

Perhaps that’s answered by the seven contributions from the American Chiropractic Association to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, in the months before the legislation was introduced. Three more contributions came afterwards.

Congress may be deadlocked and unproductive, but that doesn’t mean lawmakers aren’t trying to spend tax dollars. In fact, the dysfunction is what keeps them from spending far more of it.

at Washington Examiner.

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