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Wasteful spending: it is out of control! We need to STOP this NOW!

Posted by mrfixit on July 28, 2011

Think of these examples, and I’ll add more over time, when you hear about one side of the political debate demanding more revenue (that means more Tax).  Whether it comes from the “rich” or not does not really matter.

It is those “rich” people who start businesses and create jobs by the way.

Or we could punish these “rich” so we can make sure we keep these IMPORTANT projects going:

  • They supply $175 million a year so the Department of Veterans Affairs can maintain buildings it doesn’t use, including a pink, octagonal monkey house in Dayton, Ohio.
  • They pinch pennies so a federal grant program can distribute $1 million to zoos to post bits of poetry to plaques on zoo premises.
  • They cushion the federal coffers so the Monkton, VT, Conservation Commission can build a “critter crossing” for $150,000.
  • They file honest tax returns so the Internal Revenue Service can deliver $112 million in undeserved tax refunds to prisoners who filed fraudulent returns.
  • They fork over their hard-earned dollars so Denali National Park in Alaska can afford nearly $1.5 million worth of new toilets.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/12/20/worst-of-the-waste-the-100-outrageous-government-spending-projects-of-2010/

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2010/03/march-madness-spending-gone-mad-rankings-65th-61st/

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/07/taxpayer-money-to-the-taliban-wednesday-waste/

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/07/millions-for-never-used-ships-wednesday-waste/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/04/14/public_is_sick_of_wasteful_government_spending_48908.html

How can this even be a debate!?

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One Response to “Wasteful spending: it is out of control! We need to STOP this NOW!”

  1. Dave Dahlke said

    Rush Limbaugh has good commentary on the debt bill debate.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_072811/content/01125106.guest.html

    I know that it wasn’t connected to your post but I believe it doesn’t even take a high school grad to find waste in government. Just read a budget and we see waste for votes.

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