Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Them Away From Their Spending Spree

Wasting gargantuan sums of money that it will take us generations to repay isn’t as easy as it sounds. Our liberal rulers have had to use their imaginations to flush so much away so quickly. The clever wild horse welfare bill will burn up the better part of a $billion:

The bill would provide 700 million dollars for the “Restore Our American Mustangs Act” for a horse census every two years and “enhanced contraception” or birth control for horses.

In typical Orwellian fashion, the mustangs are being “restored” by having their numbers reduced. Mark Stein reports that the bill also calls for government bureaucrats to inspect the homes of anyone willing to adopt a mustang, possibly requiring a new Federal Burro of Investigation. As Stein concludes:

In 1971, the United States Congress recognized mustangs as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” And surely nothing captures the essence of the “pioneer spirit” than living on welfare in a federal care facility while being showered with government contraceptives. Welcome to America in the gelded age.

The cost of the program is well over $10,000 per horse. But like the exploited workhorse Boxer in Animal Farm, the American taxpayer just keeps trudging obediently forward, while our porcine ruling class arrogantly squanders the wealth created by our labor.

On tips from V the K and Scrump. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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