Buck said his book addresses corruption present in government today that he was not prepared for after being elected to Congress in 2014.
Instead, Congress “makes up” sources of revenue.
So we pass a transportation bill, and in the transportation bill we say that we’re going to sell oil in a strategic petroleum reserve to pay for that transportation bill. Now, what’s fascinating about this is that the average price that that oil was purchased at is $76. The price when we sold that oil was $48. Only in government is that considered a profit.
“If everything’s been paid for for so long, how did we get $20 trillion dollars in debt?” Buck said.