Well stated Rshill! Thank you! I also dislike the argument. I really think that all pork that's been rolled into bills for the past 25 years should be reviewed, brought to light, and slashed!
The message is to cut pork and lower our deficit....but who will do this? Is there any true conservative candidate that can oust Obama? I believe Gingrich can, but will vote for any nominated republican.
Just more "pork" to be cut from the deficit. They worry about this crap (literally) and there is so much "pork" added that the deficit can be cut by trillions with no effort. But they want what they want and we, as their constituents, don't mean anything to them.
It just annoys me how subjective the term is... I feel like laws/policies should have a little less of a gray area. I guess purple hearts are subject to personal opinion and such too. It is what it is.
And I'm an Air National Guard analyst-type. I mostly keep up with techie stuff, so that may explain the profile's appearance ;)
I would really like to throw my feces---about a year's worth----at the Ruling Class. Maybe they could query me as to why.........
The monkeys on capital hill have been throwing feces for years, why not study them, candle their heads, see if anything is in there. it's only money.
The majority of American people could care less about Government waste or Fraud because they don't pay Federal Income Taxes. Add to that all the people soaking the various entitlement programs for an easy living, why would they want to change anything.
It would have been cheaper, for all those in Congress who voted this earmark, to spend an afternoon at the San Diego Park and Zoo, with just a few minutes standing near the ape area, waving to them, and watch the fun!
(Those that have been there, might know what I infer!)
Another big part of the problem...is the whole bureaucracy surrounding both houses.
The senators and congressmen think that they know what they are voting on.
Then when it passes...it goes to the bureaucrats who are in charge of 'writing up' the actual language of the laws.
That is where a lot of the bs happens.
Sometimes the finished product barely resembles what was voted on.
Those bureaucrats are where we should start with the pay cuts...and with eliminating a large number of them altogether.
Hmmm. Who do you think will stop this idiocy?
Ron Paul? Probably.
It is incredibly sad that we have no candidate anymore who is fiscally responsible enough to count on stopping this except for the one who will pull in all of our troops and let the world destroy us militarily. The two frontrunners are both RINOs who are spineless politicians that can't be trusted. I think that this race ended when the Cain train derailed. Time to start stocking the basement.
Enough....is enough! The president's budget needs to be scaled back too. There is no sense of them having free reign to golf, fly air force one, have parties etc. except for official business. I would LOVE to see a complete list of all the junk our money is wasted on.
I just received an email from MyPay a couple days ago stating that the hazardous duty/hostile fire pay is pro-rated now. Instead of it just being a ~$225 per month stipend, it'll be based off of the number of days you were in country. Unless, of course, you actually get shot at, then it will be the whole month's worth even if you are only in the zone for a day. I'd like to know about how they qualify "being shot at", though--I was at a base in Afghanistan that had rockets fired at it--was I "shot at" or not? I'm really curious about this.
A battle zone extends to the whole operation...and the whole area where the operation is taking place.
Using a discriminatory distinction like that to cut defense spending is beyond reprehensible.
Our troops should declare that they are being bullied by the Oministration...
And that they are being forced to serve in a 'hostile work environment'.
"A new grant of $176,000 joined $350,000 already spent to study how cocaine hurts or helps the sex drive of Japanese quail."
Well, of course it's expensive. Cocaine, hot tubs and a library of disco music aren't cheap.
“We never cut anything. There’s hardly ever anything cut..."
It reminds me of something that Reagan said:
"A government bureau is the closest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth." -- Ronald Reagan
Seemed appropriate to mention this, today...which would have been his 101th Birthday.
Sounds like Ron Paul wouldn't have to think or work hard to slice off that trillion dollars of waste the first year. Sounds like a chimpanzee could do that job easily hands down, just pitch the feces the monkeyshine lawmakers propose into the toilet and flush.
Sorry folks, Our government just isn't getting the message! Stop the stupid spending! It's time for a change!