“Snapshots of Wasteful Washington Spending” section: $9.4 Million to search for aliens (ET aliens, that is), $15,000 to provide voicemail to the homeless, $785,000 to train casino workers in KC, $387,000 to rent an inflatable alligator (big one, ok?) and an under-the-sea waterslide..This stuff is just nuts. Should tax dollars pay for any of it?
This is to be the appetizer to the main course post that will be up in 20 minutes.
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On January 5, Americans for Tax Reform will host a debate among the candidates for Chairman of the Republican National Committee and are soliciting the public for questions. The site is setup so not only can you ask questions, but you can also search and vote on questions submitted by others.
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My roommate and I are still trying to finish trimming the tree, complete with bubble lights, funny ornaments (ranging from a cheerleading reindeer, pig, and moose), the traditional (a crystal snowflake), and the ornaments from Bill and Jean Ann Bolling that I have received at previous RPV Advances. There will be more ornaments to join the tree (thanks to Target and Walmart).
But, it is between the tree decorating, baking goodies (CCC’s Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread, Cherry Chocolate Scones, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Brownies), and the thoughts of Christmas shopping that I am beginning to feel like my good “cat” buddy, Joey.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (minus the snow…thanks to the infamous Mid-Atlantic weather patterns).
H/T to Below the Beltway
It appears that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is against the Detroit bailouts that may come back in the form of an earmark. Sanford addressed a letter to President Bush urging him not to give money to Detroit, as it would create a wave of failing businesses coming to Washington and requesting more bailouts, which would lead to an economic crisis we could not handle.
Sanford said in his letter to Bush that bailing out failing businesses moves our economy “from a free market to a political based economy.” Additionally, he mentions that it will be the hard work of Americans that help put our economy back on track. Here is the attachment of the letter, which was on The Atlantic.
Sanford made another point that the unions have led to the current situation of the Big Three. It is the truth, as I had mentioned in previous posts. When the UAW continuously pays the union wages of $70 an hour, it becomes obvious why the situation looks so dismal at this point. (The Politico, December 15, 2008).
Sanford would be a great choice in 2012, as he is a strong conservative all across the board on life, liberty, and the economy.