Elon Musk Warns Pelosi and McConnell against ‘Railroading Through a Giant Spending Bill’ That’s Not in the ‘Best Interests of the People’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has warned congressional leaders against “railroading through a giant spending bill” that’s “unlikely to be in the best interests of the people.”

Musk sent the warning to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as Congress pushes through the massive $1.7 trillion package.

As Slay News reported earlier, the spending bill is packed with enormous handouts for “woke” causes and will add a staggering amount to the national debt.

Musk said: “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.

“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 also took a poll of his Twitter followers about the spending boondoggle.

He asked:

“Should Congress approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill?”

The results as of now, out of 2,516,708 votes, are Yes: 27.8%. No: 72.2%.

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Meanwhile, Musk has also confirmed he will step down as CEO of Twitter when he finds a replacement.

“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” he tweeted.

“After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”

According to CNN:

Senate leaders unveiled a $1.7 trillion year-long federal government funding bill early Tuesday morning.

The legislation includes $772.5 billion for non-defense discretionary programs and $858 billion in defense funding, according to a bill summary from Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

The sweeping package includes roughly $45 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine and NATO allies, boosts in spending for disaster aid, college access, child care, mental health and food assistance, more support for the military and veterans and additional funds for the US Capitol Police, according to Leahy’s summary and one from Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

It also includes several major Medicaid provisions, including one that could disenroll up to 19 million people from the nation’s health insurance program for low-income Americans.

However, the bill, which runs more than 4,000 pages, left out several measures that some lawmakers had fought to include.

An expansion of the child tax credit, as well as multiple other corporate and individual tax breaks, did not make it into the final bill.

Neither did legislation to allow cannabis companies to bank their cash reserves – known as the Safe Banking Act Act – or a bill to help Afghan evacuees in the US gain lawful permanent residency.

Also, there was no final resolution on where the new FBI headquarters will be located.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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