I am so glad the pResident has not rested since taking office and promising to fix the economy, create jobs, heal the earth… ok he did not say he will not rest on the last one. But the first two he did and we have seen NOTHING from this so-called “leader” but more of the same failed liberal policies of the past. I know… I know…you drones can’t wait to cry “Republicans do it too”. That was before the last election. We now have some TRUE CONSERVATIVES working against the RINOs.
Here is a collection of government outrage stories from the last few weeks. It’s just too easy to come up with this BS. There is more…. a lot more. After next week’s “jobs plan” errrr “jobs summary” errr “reasonable list of policies” speech, there will be even more…
Environmental Enforcement Leaves Gibson Guitar Makers in Fear
Feds Give 4 States $5.8 Million to Protect Insect Habitat
USDA Gives $73,824 Grant To Connect Food With Bed And Breakfasts
DHS Giving $2.1B in ‘Preparedness Grants’ to Cities, Indian Tribes, Non-Profits, Etc.
Postal Service spent $4.3 million on union employees who did “nothing”
$500,000 for a windmill in Milwaukee
Pentagon pays $720M in late fees for storage containers
Gov’t Paying Farmers, Ranchers $112M to Protect Bird Too Numerous to be Threatened
HIV/AIDS group charged with diverting tax dollars to strip club
Taxpayer-Funded App Makes You Look Like a Neanderthal
$245 million for a desalting plant in Arizona that has never been used and still costs $6 million a year to maintain
Taxpayers Foot Bill For an App To Tell Workers It’s Hot Outside
Getting ready for a wave of coal-plant shutdowns
Are you tired of hope and change yet? Still waiting for the change from someone who was “a new kind of politician” and not “an insider”. His actions have said otherwise.
And, in relation to the Middle East, was he going to leave no tern unstoned or no dictator unapeased?
My bet is that a full half of all non-defense, discretionary expenditures represent wasted money…money which does not need to be spent in service of the ostensible goal of the spending. And of the remainder (primarily SS/Medicare and Defense) at least a quarter to a third is wasted money.
IIRC, as recently as 2009 or 2010, the government’s own estimates of waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid was around $100 billion a year, or nearly 10% of the current deficit in just 2 programs.
And remember, that is spending in support of the stated goal…didn’t even begin to question if some of the goals are (a) worthwhile and (b) something the government should be doing. Even keeping SS/Medicare with the same number of recipients, keeping the military at current force and procurement levels, I bet we can reduce spending by 60% and no one in the private sector would notice the difference.
people should be hung for that.
they sure would on the donk plantation though.
I be a B&B ‘n I B 2 dum 2 look 4 my own food. I B 2 dum 2 no we got foods here, I needs guvmint folks 2 hep me on dat interweb thing & tell me if’n foods is growed on farms’n stuf. I heart unkle sam.