WASHINGTON (TND) — Congress has until midnight to pass a $1.7 trillion budget or face a government shutdown.
While both Republicans and Democrats are claiming big wins in the spending bill, not everyone is convinced it's good for the United States.
The National Desk's Cayle Thompson spoke with Adam Andrzejewski Friday, with Andrzejewski noting that the budget includes "a significant amount of taxpayer money."
It's $16 billion doled out on 7,000 pet projects," Andrzejewski, who is the founder of openthebooks.com, a nonprofit organization based in Illinois.
He added that $1 million has been earmarked for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio, $2 million has been earmarked for the Universal Hip Hop Museum in New York, and two earmarks totaling $3.5 million for the Irish National Heritage Museum in Maine.
Earmarks are the currency of corruption in Congress. Watch the interview and learn more.