An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 21 June 2011
Pictures of America’s Fiscal Nightmare
There’s urgency in Washington to fix a problem that’s been a long time coming: America’s fast track to fiscal implosion. In The Heritage Foundation’s just-released, expanded 2011 Budget Chart Book, you can see just how bad the country’s spending problem is and how America racked up so much debt.
Congress is coming to grips with the need to enact reform, in part because there’s a new breed of Tea Party conservatives making their voices heard on Capitol Hill and also because the government has reached the legal limit on how much it can borrow. The Washington Post reports this morning that it’s crunch time in Washington, with legislators and the White House working to find a way to cut $2 trillion from the federal budget by 2021.
A man from Portland, Oregon has cost the city over $36,000 dollars after urinating in the city water supply.
In a time where people talk all the time about droughts, 21 year old Josh Seater has cost the city of Portland Oregon 8 million gallons of drinking water.
After a night on the town, a heavily intoxicated Seater began urinating a water reservoir. “I didn’t know it was a water supply, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it, I thought it was a sewage plant”.
I have to ask the obvious: How did the little pisser get anywhere near the reservoir? Don’t they have any kind of security? A fence maybe? Seems awfully foolish to have an entire town’s drinking water exposed like that to anyone who has a whim to wizz. And he hasn’t been charged? How ’bout charging him $36,000? He just might reconsider the next time he gets the urge.