Members of the tea party in Congress are blasting “out of control” government spending that has included such significant expenditures as $5,000 stipends for people to think about what food would be good to eat on Mars while sunbathing on a Hawaiian beach.
“Everything is out of control,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said today at the Capitol Hill Club, where he was joined by several others, including Reps. John Fleming, R-La.; Louis Gohmert, R-Texas; Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.; and Paul Broun, R-Ga.
The lawmakers stood in front of more than 160,000 petitions from across the United States pledging their resistance to any plans for tax hikes.
Paul said not only is the amount of spending a problem, the frivolity of the Obama checkbook items are stunning.
He cited the study that granted a week vacation in Hawaii for people who were told to think about Mars and food.
Broun greatly cautioned that if the economic issues are not resolved soon, “we’re headed to a total economic collapse.”
That’s the real “fiscal cliff,” he said.
“I believe we’re heading towards a depression worse than the 30s.”