GOP Lawmaker Slams ‘Spending Porn’

Via The Washington Examiner:

There is an “enormous amount of spending porn” in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, according to a Republican senator.

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said the unprecedented spending legislation will help people and businesses in his state, including New Orleans, which is becoming a COVID-19 hot spot, but noted that his constituents are not happy that there appeared to be so many nonessential items in the package.

“I will say that a lot of my people are very upset at the spending porn on pet projects that was slipped into the bill. But my people are also grateful for help from the American taxpayer,” Kennedy said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures.

The senator blamed the Democrats for adding extraneous provisions that were agreed upon as lawmakers rushed to pass a bill to help an economy struggling due to restrictive social distancing measures meant to stem the spread of the virus.

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