Tuesday night, Twitter Owner Elon Musk began running a poll on his giant social media platform, to see what people think of the $1.7 trillion spending bill being considered by Congress – and, with four hours left to chime in on Wednesday – the results are extremely lopsided.
‘Should Congress approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill?’ Musk’s poll asks.
As of two o’clock Wednesday afternoon, more than seventy percent voted “No,” while fewer than thirty percent said “Yes.”
Should Congress approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2022
“Whether for or against, please let your elected representatives know what you think about this $1.7 trillion spending bill that they’re trying to pass!” Musk tweeted earlier in the day on Tuesday.
And Musk’s vote? In a separate post on Tuesday, he expressed skepticism about the bill:
“I’m in favor of a small spending bill to keep things running, but common sense suggests that it be the least amount required through the holidays. Railroading through a giant spending bill that almost no one has read is unlikely to be in the best interests of the people.”
At 4,155 pages, the spending bill is, indeed, “giant,” as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) demonstrated on Tuesday, when he printed the entire document and rolled it out at a press conference, in which he objected to voting on a bill no one has had time to review.
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