The bill that Congress passed to end the government shutdown had some surprises in it, you know, pork! There was quite a number of extras added on, amounting into the billions, but I'm going to highlight just a few. $450 million was allocated to Colorado for road repairs, and other repairs because of the destructive flooding that reeked havoc in September. Okay, that sounds good, but why sneak it in the bill?
Now for the questionable add-ons. The bill includes $174,000 to be given to the widow of the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, a Democrat from New Jersey. That's not so much, right? The thing is though, he was a multimillionaire and now she is too. And the tax payers are footing the "gift." You know the old saying, "the rich get richer."