An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 16 December 2010
Personally, I’d really appreciate it if the people out there in Nevada would pull Reid in favor some rational human being!
Is this what that means? Or was that catty corner? Hmmm….
Top: Rowdy, Tazz
Bottom: Mr Spot, Chubbs
I’m not sure the left can be taught. I keep reading how they are all bent out of shape about “tax breaks”, “tax cuts”, yada yada. Well, are they not aware these are NOT cuts? Nothing would change. The rates would stay exactly as they are now. Period. The biggest problem I see where they are whining about increasing the deficit with keeping the tax rates the same, is their spending problem.
You see….if you don’t have money….you don’t spend it. It’s really quite simple. Does the average person go out and buy a Rolls Royce when all they can afford is a Malibu? Of course not. The banks wouldn’t lend them the money for the Rolls, and we shouldn’t be footing the bill for all the ills of the world either. We don’t have the money. It appears to me that the left is not very forward looking, in the grand scheme of things. Sadly, there are some on the ‘right’, who are actually on the ‘right’, but more to the left of the middle in a great many areas, who have folded to the clarion call of “LET’S GO SHOPPING!”
The federal government does not have one single dime to it’s name. Nothing. Zip. Zero. What they are spending on their fatback projects is OUR money. Money they take from OUR pockets, put in to a big pile, and decide whose fatback is more worthy, and what they’ll get in return for said LARGE lumps of money. Usually, it’s more political power, and provides nothing for the common good of the nation.
Defense and roads. That’s pretty much it. How they ever got the idea that the taxpayers in one state should pay for some project in another state, that has nothing to do with their common good, is totally beyond me. And it needs to be stopped! NOW! Didn’t we say so in November? I thought we had, but I guess, as usual, no one is listening. I suggest the start by cleaning the wax out of their ears.
Here are a few examples of how they believe they should spend my money (source):
$1.7 MILLION was requested by outgoing WI Rep. Obey for a training center at a Tech school. Now, while this may be a noble gesture on his part, for his district, it does nothing to enhance the folks in say, South Carolina, or Alaska. Why should the residents of either state pay for something they will never be able to use?
I’m really sorry that Spokane, WA has a blighted area, but perhaps Murray and Cantrell should remember all cities have some blighted areas, to the tune of $2 MILLION, and it really is up to the citizens of the area to fix the problem. Yet Murray only requested $200,000 to help our vets? Veterans ARE a national treasure, and anything we can do to aid them, after they have given so much to, and for, us, should and MUST be done.
A cool $1 MILLION for La Raza? I don’t flippin’ think so!
Oh, the list is long and varied, but this will give you some idea of just how they are screwing the taxpayers. If they are concerned about deficit spending, the first thing to do…..STOP SPENDING!
(The Washington Times has a pretty good editorial this morning, Lame Duck on Steroids, well worth the read.)
Just HAVE to add this one!
Yep…you read that right….that is BILLION!