by Nomi Prins, Daily Reckoning:
A government shutdown was averted last Friday when President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page omnibus bill. The deadline was midnight Friday and the bill came out late Wednesday.
No one really had the time to go through it, and that’s on purpose.
The fact that no one really knew what was in it — besides the drafting committees and the lobbyists who crammed it full of pork — speaks volumes about how the people’s business is conducted in our democracy.
Theoretically, we still live in a republic, but the question is: Who exactly represents whom in Washington?