Our country is led by deeply unserious people.

The men and women who hold the reins of power in Washington are unable—or unwilling—to address our nation’s most pressing problems, and our children and grandchildren will suffer as a result.

President Joe Biden, for example, has thus far refused to travel to Europe to discuss the ongoing and disastrous war between Russia and Ukraine. This is without question the most dangerous conflict for global peace since the Cold War, but is Biden making an appearance on the front lines?

Of course not. He’s hunkering down in Washington to meet with business leaders, talk to members of Congress about the doomed Bipartisan Innovation Act, and speak at the Democratic Senators Issues Conference.

When he does travel, he plans to fly down to Texas to discuss the environmental impact of burn pits, according to The Daily Wire.  

There is one high-ranking U.S. official meeting with European leaders in Ukraine: Vice President Kamala Harris.

That’s right—the most talented politician, negotiator, and public speaker of our time is headed to Poland to save us from the threat of World War… oh wait.

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Kamala Harris is so bad at her job that 64% of Americans, including 42% of Democrats, believe she’s not ready to be president if and when Biden kicks the bucket. On her biggest policy responsibility, the southern U.S. border, 75% of Americans graded her performance as “failing.”

And who can forget that train wreck of an interview with Lester Holt?

At least now she’ll be able to say that she’s been to Poland.

Unfortunately for the American people, the unseriousness doesn’t end at the White House lawn.

Over on Capitol Hill, our “representatives” in the House of Representatives just passed a massive, $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that’s packed to the gills with pork barrel spending.

U.S. Texas Representative and Convention of States Endorser Rep. Chip Roy slammed the bill as “garbage” and characterized it as “funding tyranny.”

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In a lengthy Twitter thread, Rep. Roy pointed out that the bill does nothing to increase oil and gas production, hurts Americans at the pump, sends tens of millions of dollars to Venezuela, funds radical global climate activism and CRT training, advances COVID tyranny, and funds “gender programs” in Pakistan.

It’s also absolutely overflowing with pork. The Hill reports that the bill includes 4,000 earmarks spanning 367 pages, and Citizens for Renewing America published on Twitter a list of some of the most ridiculous. 

  • $569,000 for removal of derelict lobster pots.
  • $605,000 for a greenhouse in NYC (Schumer).
  • $1,600,000 for development for equitable growth of shellfish aquaculture industry in Rhode Island.
  • $500,000 for Diversity and Inclusion program at Worcester State University.
  • $945,000 for Oregon kelp forest survey.
  • $4,200,000 for improvements to sheep experiment station infrastructure.
  • $2,000,000 for reducing inequity in access to solar power. 
  • $1,000,000 for workforce training related to clean energy and green building in Minneapolis.
  • $100,000 for Center for Race Equity in Education in Connecticut.
  • $475,000 for Beatty Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity Institute at Ohio State University.
  • $2,500,000 for biking trails in Vermont.
  • $500,000 for skiing club Nansen Ski Jump in New Hampshire.
  • $286,000 for climate-smart family forests in Vermont.
  • $424,000 country club road and sidewalk replacement in Avon, CT.
  • $300,000 for a behavioral workforce initiative in Illinois.
  • $1,000,000 for sidewalk repair in Louisville.
  • $2,000,000 to educate, digitally connect, and road building for indigenous coffee producers in Columbia.
  • $3,000,000 for a fisherman co-op in Guam.
  • $1,350,000 for water tanks in Prince George’s County, MD.
  • $1,979,000 for a climate center at George Mason University.
  • $765,000 for planning for future of Maine Lobster industry.
  • $95,000 for a virtual paddle experience at a NOAA office.
  • $925,000 for a barn in Vermont.
  • $2,000,000 for an algae bloom monitoring program in Biscayne Bay.
  • $750,000 for a sports complex in Las Vegas.
  • $10,000,000 for sugarcane research in Louisiana.
  • $700,000 for a Bull Trout research facility in Washington.
  • $2,000,000 for a EV ferry pilot program in Alaska.
  • $10,000,000 to demolish a hotel in Alaska.
  • $775,000 for an LGBT center in Los Angeles.
  • $300,000 for a job training program at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Maryland.
  • $2,465,176 for a museum & planetarium in Vermont.
  • $50,000 for a desert museum in Arizona

Europe is descending into war. Inflation is making the most basic goods more expensive. Gas prices are soaring. Our country is $30 trillion dollars in debt, and the economy is stalling.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what our “leaders” in D.C. are spending our money on.

There are no adults left in Washington. At least, not enough to make a difference. Our country is being led by children, grifters, and swamp monsters, and I shudder to think what our country will look like in 50 years if we let them remain in power.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.