Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mandated Health Insureance a Tax Increase on the Middle Class?

You Decide

President Obama spoke with George Stephanopoulos. He claims the fact that George looked up the definition of tax in the dictionary is proof that's he's stretching that claim.

What do you think?

What I don't believe is that no matter how much he says it will be deficit neutral, there's no way in hell for that to happen. So I'd like to know how the president defines deficit neutral.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Government Waste and Abuse

I suppose pointing out and discussing waste and abuse of our tax dollars by our government is a bit cliche by now, but I find it my duty to point out things that never even make headline news or talk radio. If this did, I missed it. The likelihood is that very few if anyone knows about this, probably because the amount is small enough that it may not be worth discussing. But a bunch of amounts like this add up to a lot! We should all be furious and demand accountability from those responsible for these decisions.

WTO OKs $295 million in Brazilian sanctions on US

This was considered low to the $2.5 billion Brazil was seeking. The reason for the sanctions.

"Monday's ruling was the fifth major decision since the Brazilian government brought the case to the WTO in 2002, alleging that the U.S. was able to retain its place as the world's second-largest cotton producer by paying out some $3 billion to American farmers each year. China is the largest exporter of cotton, while Brazil is fifth."

So here's my point, $3billion of farm subsidies, which is a waste to those of us that aren't farmers is costing the U.S. another almost$300 million. $3.3billion down the drain or mismanaged by our "heroes" in Washington. If you can't make a living as a cotton farmer, then you should find a job that you can make money at. You don't want to get me started on my farm subsidies rant.

This is only one example of waste and abuse. I'll be there are hundreds of "small" examples like this that get swept under the rug because we don't care enough to hold them accountable because it would be a hassle or interference on our lives. I will share them with you as I find them.

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