This week, the Senate will debate the 2013 farm bill and the House will soon take up similar legislation. The farm bill encompasses farm commodity prices and income support programs, federal crop insurance and disaster assistance programs.
Lawmakers in Washington are gearing up for another debt ceiling debate this month when the suspension on the statutory debt limit expires on May 19.
Government overspending has been a problem for years. Members of both political parties have made a habit of spending more money than we take in. Countless examples of wasteful spending have surfaced, even as lawmakers suggest that there’s no way for the government to cut back. Here are just a few examples of Washington’s questionable spending.
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For most Americans, April not only represents the coming of spring but also the start of tax season. At Bankrupting
America, we decided to ask individuals how they felt about the government’s use of their tax dollars. We also took
this time to alert them to some of the questionable spending programs that are plaguing Washington today.