Federal spending has gone up more than 20 percent since Obama took office, according to a recent report. Many would say the spending was necessary to recover our recessed economy, but a quick glance at some of the costs implemented to keep the government running reveals that this is questionable.
Millions of dollars have gone toward funding for Nancy Pelosi’s office, printing “important” documents like the new Obamacare health care plan, student loan repayments (a benefit of working for the government), pension costs for retired congressional members, office supplies, electricity, food and tap water.
But it would be silly to think that affluent members of Congress would dare drink plain old tap water, wouldn’t it? Reports indicate that House members alone spent nearly $200,000 on bottled water during the first quarter of 2010.
I guess someone forgot to tell our political leaders about water filtration. Maybe our economy wouldn’t be in such shambles if they weren’t wasting money on pointless commodities like bottled water. Not to mention, there are so many people in undeveloped nations who don’t have access to clean water.
Nov. 2 is tomorrow, folks. Do your research and make sure to vote green in the 2010 elections.