Many years ago I was sitting in a college class having a discussion about government waste. Our instructor told us that the federal government had recently spent over $100k dollars on a “necessary research project” that was deemed “highly important.” What was that necessary and highly important research project? A study on how mice have sex!! Add that to the millions spend in Alaska a few years back on a bridge to nowhere (remember that?) and you get an idea of how the BUFFOONS in Congress are wasting YOUR money! Oh and let me remind you of the money sent to Afghanistan to build a highway in the southern part of that country. The money never got down to the highway project itself as all of the “middle men” in Afghanistan were sure to take their share first. By the time they were done there was NO MONEY to build the highway! And the US response? We sent them more taxpayer money and as far as I know that highway STILL hasn’t been built!!
Senator Rand Paul is ranting about just this sort of thing too. Over the weekend he slammed the ridiculous spending going on in DC with YOUR tax money and every taxpayer in America ought to be highly upset. One example of this wild and uncontrolled government spending involved $700k dollars being given out for a “study” to determine what astronaut Neil Armstrong actually said when he landed on the moon. The government wanted to know if he said “One small step for man” or if he said “One small step for a man.” The only thing the “researcher” had to do is listen to the tape of Armstrong and that cost YOU almost a million dollars! More money was spent on fish and a fisherman’s experience with going fishing to the tune of thousands of dollars to! All the “researcher” did was to GO FISHING and then write a report on whether or not he enjoyed it or not!! OUTRAGEOUS!!
Paul recently tried to block a 2 year government budget bill because he said the spending of taxpayer money in that budget was outrageous but the Dems and Reps teamed up and passed the bill anyway and Trump signed it. Paul wants an audit of the Pentagon and its expenditures before they are given anymore taxpayer money and that is an idea I fully support. And while we are at it EVERY government department needs to be audited too!!
When it comes to our government helping our people or fixing our infrastructure there is “no money” but amazingly when it comes to ridiculous spending like mentioned above there is ALWAYS money! TAXPAYER MONEY!! YOUR MONEY!! For a long time the people in Congress have had their priorities messed up and they’ve acted as though they have an endless pot of money to spend on anything that fits their fancy. And do you know what? THEY DO thanks to YOU!!
We need to start holding these people ACCOUNTABLE! Every government department and agency needs to be audited! What in the hell does the General Accounting Administration do anyway? Obviously NOTHING! They ought to be audited to just like all the rest.
CONGRESS has been fleecing the American taxpayer for far too long and it needs to stop. God knows we already pay too much in taxes! Why should we give them more money when they can’t even act responsibly with the money they already have? Trump says he’s draining the swamp BUT he’s really NOT until he starts cutting off the endless money supply to the 535 buffoons sitting in Congress! Hit them in the pocketbook and they’ll get the message quickly.
I would say that the buffoons in Congress ought to be ashamed of themselves but they are not because they have no shame for anything! We elect them not only to represent US (which they don’t) and to act responsibly (which they don’t). Further, they know We The People won’t hold them responsible so why worry? And they don’t!
Our government on ALL LEVELS is corrupt and riddled with GREED. If Trump was really draining the swamp he’d put a stop to all this right away. I don’t see him doing that as he just signed the outrageous 2 year budget bill that Rand Paul was trying to stop because it’s full of PORK spending! What this comes down to is that these people are stealing from the American taxpayer…YOU! It’s time to put these people OUT of office come the midterm elections! It’s time to hold them accountable! It’s time for MASS AUDITS of the government! Enough is enough already and the American people need to START being RESPONSIBLE by holding the government RESPONSIBLE!! And we wonder why our country is going down into the cesspool?????
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