Rep. Ron Paul tells us of The Looting Process
"appropriate(v): to take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission
~ American Heritage Dictionary
Every fall Congress goes through what is known in Washington as the “appropriations process.” The term really is inaccurate, as it should be called the spending process. After all, your money has already been appropriated, which is to say taken, through taxes. Once taken, Congress spends the autumn months doing what it does best: spending money."
Hopefully I won't have to type the words as your already over there Reading Rep. Paul's words. But for the sake of saying I said it: please go read the whole thing.