The 111th Congress spent $3.22 trillion in the two years they were in power. This amounts to $10,429 for every man, woman and child in America. It’s more than the first 100 Congresses all together. Since Pelosi was in charge you can count a whopping $5.1 trillion spent.
No wonder the 111th Congress had the lowest approval rating Gallup has seen.
And what did we get for it? What in your daily life has improved? What in this city has been made better? Where are the roads and building projects – the shovel ready jobs – Obama promised? For the life of me, I see nothing different except now there are many more houses abandonned and commercial real estate properties unleased.
There is no lack of problems that Democrats could have addressed with the money. The power grids across the country are in rapid decay. The schools, which seem to have an unending appetite for cash, are no better now, and maybe even worse, than the 50s and 60s. Social Security is heading for a crash. They just kicked the can down the road instead of attempting to reemedy our ills.
That’s why this reign of error must end. Let’s hope the GOP can lead us out of this mess.