TAXATION PATHOLOGY TAKES OVER US GOVERNMENT
Dr. Laurie Roth
August 13, 2010
In a stable and financially healthy time it would be great spending money for all kinds of colorful things. If money was flowing you could possibly imagine millions for bridges to nowhere, underground turtle tunnels and special mice research in San Francisco Bay, but in a severe recession, where millions are losing their jobs, homes and struggling for every penny, it is absurd.
Some of the emergency, high priority spending items this congress tucked into the stimulus bill were:
Research on exotic ants in the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa, hot flashes and Yoga for cancer survivors and my personal favorite, Cocaine and its affects on Monkeys.
Many GOP leaders listed an additional host of wasteful spending with the Senate stimulus bill. These included:
million for ‘smoking cessation activities’
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges
$412 million for CDC building and property
$500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland
$1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs
$6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings
$5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration
$850 million for Amtrak
$200 million for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations
At face value you can see some basis of rational if indeed you had a sea of money you hadn’t swiped from suffering tax payers to redistribute. However, this is nothing but disgraceful waste, much like the extravagant philosophy and lifestyle of Obama and this congress. Apparently we are to do as Obama says not as he does. Everyone is told to sacrifice and pull in while the Obama’s separately and together go on extravagant vacations, such as Michelle Obama’s latest in Spain, costing the tax payers untold money in extra security details. We are told in response to the national criticism on her orgy of spending, that this was all private money other than the security detail. I will believe that when ice cubes grow in hell.
This administration and congress is like a drug cartel of out of control misrepresentation and spending. They spend, only reflecting their socialist/fascist ideals and goals, not the American people and needs at all. It isn’t just Government and congress that walks in ‘Alice and Wonderland’ regarding spending but Unions are weighing in as well. Just this week we saw the Milwaukee Teacher’s Union fighting for special drug coverage. They want Viagra covered. After all, this is ‘erectile dysfunction’ and discriminated against male employees not to have it in the policy. Never mind that 99.9% of the time Viagra is used for recreational sex and makes ‘play’ nicer for some.
Of course in the backdrop of all this sexual rights push for Viagra are hundreds of teachers being laid off. So far the estimated teacher layoffs coming this year are up to 682. One of the consultants for the school board estimated that restoring the Viagra drug benefit would cost around $766,000 a year.
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Isn’t that smashing? The Union would rather have Viagra with nearly a million dollar fee attached to it, when they could justify keeping hundreds of teachers on the job with that money. Then again…..what am I thinking?! Fancy sex on my terms is everything and way above keeping jobs.
Perhaps we could build some more bridges to nowhere, fill them with progressive, liberal politicians, who test out the cocaine and viagra instead of the Milwaukee folks and the monkeys.
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