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Our tax dollar$ at work

From Neal Boortz:

Every year the Citizens Against Government Waste publishes their annual list of federal pork-barrel spending. It’s called the Congressional Pig Book. To get an idea where your hard-earned tax dollars are going, it’s worth taking a look at what made this year’s list.

In a list of some 14,000 pork projects, supported by politicians of both parties, the total tab for this year’s spending is $27.3 billion. With a national debt in the trillions and an annual deficit of hundreds of billions, this is all the more outrageous because it’s borrowed money. So not only are politicians buying votes with pork-barrel spending, but they’re financing it. So now future generations will pay interest on today’s pork.

At any rate, here are some of the projects that made the list:

  • $3,000,000 for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. That’s interesting…I thought foundations were for private, charitable foundations. And since when is Cal Ripken’s dad hurting for cash?
  • $1.7 million for the International Fertilizer Development Center. With all the crap in Washington, you’d think they’d have all the free fertilizer they need.
  • $100,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tiger Woods was the highest-paid athlete in the world last year, with earnings of $80 million. Why you and I need to kick in a hundred grand for his foundation is beyond me.

    The list goes on and on. There are some that are outraged at the list of wasteful spending, but just pause and ask yourself. Do you expect your Congressman or woman to “bring home the bacon?” Perhaps you’re part of the crowd that thinks government spending is free money, and everyone should get their “fair share.”

    Oh, and when it comes to government spending, there no longer is any difference between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, George Bush and the Congressional Republicans are the biggest spenders in this nation’s history.

  • This segues with a piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago, about the spending spree that the GOP has gone on. I thought Republicans were for smaller government? This is proof that irrespective of party, whomever runs Congress grows the federal government bigger and bigger each year.

    Consider Libertarian. Because in the end, we get the government we deserve.

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    April 7, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized

    1 Comment »

    1. Consider Librtarian and you get a Democrat, who will tax the hell out of you and spend even more money than the Republicans.

      Consider another Republican and defeat these falsly Conservative Republicans in the Primaries.

      Than we’ll get the Government we deserve.

      Comment by Anonymous | April 7, 2005


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