SUCH AS, YOU MIGHT ASK? One doesn't have to look too far.
How does $2.6 Million spent to study why prostitutes in China drink too much. Duh! Who cares? It is certainly none of our business. Were it Japan at the end of WWII when the sailors from the USS Yuma, ATF94 hit town for liberty, maybe we'd have a dog in that fight. In China, we don't.
If you can justify spending millions on Chinese whores maybe you can justify spending $400,000 to do a study on the Gay sexual behavior of ARGENTIA bars. DUH AGAIN!
While we're on a roll, how about the $12 million given to UCLA to study African health. Would you believe $800,000 of that $12 million was used on a African Gential Washing Study?
Would you believe $117,000 of your tax dollars went to study "Party Drugs" in BRAZIL bars? Yes, Brazil!
CHUMP CHANGE? Well, it's your money. Remember what U.S. Senator Everette Dirkson (R-IL) said on the Johnny Carson show? He opined that "A MILLION HERE AND A MILLION THERE AND PRETTY SOON YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT REAL MONEY".
I know you've heard that. Now you know what he was talking about.
When J. P. Morgan was asked what and where they had spent the $25 BILLION of your hard earned tax dollars that they were given, they declined to answer. WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT THEY, AND OTHER BANKS, USED THAT MONEY TO PAY THEIR SENIOR EXECUTIVES A SALARY OF $1.6 MILLION A YEAR, PLUS BONUSES AND OTHER BENEFITS. How is your salary and bonuses and other benefits coming?
Even Sen. Dirkson would agree that this was BIG BUCKS FOR A GROSS FAILURE IN DOING THEIR JOBS, unless their jobs was to gobble up your hard earned dollars.
How about $742,764 to study the olive fruit fly. HOW MANY OLIVE TREES IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS. Must be a lot in France as $200,509 of that money went to Paris.
Things must really be bad up in Sarah Palin's neck of the woods. I don't know how many youth are located on the Eagle River in Alaska but $1,128,000 was spent to "monitor" their behavior. Doubt they were skinny dipping in that cold water, huh?
TURKEY, TURKEY, TURKEY. Like the deer, you have to watch for them on the highway throughout much of Ohio. One committed hari kerra by flying into my daughter-in-law's van.
You spent $172,782 for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, SC, did you know? It would have been cheaper just to ship them some of our turkeys.
Don't forget poor little West Virginia. $123,050 of your money went to build a Mother's Day Schrine in Grafton, WV. Lot of you Mothers out there who could probably found better use for that money, huh?
While we're helping out the home folk in WV, you spent $1,529,200 for an Appalachian Fruit Lab. Derned fruit flys getting in the moonshine, you reckon?
WANT TO TALK SOME REAL MONEY? How about the infamous BRIDGE TO NO WHERE in Alaska. The bridge was built to unpopulated Gravina Island. Uh, $233 Million worth of no where.
What could you do with $3 million? Thats what the government spent to study the DNA of bears in Montana. BEAR'S DNA? Probably related to Yoga, that picnic basket stealing rascal.
I don't know how much the total spent was but the GITMO DETAINEES were each given their own lap top computers. I DON'T HAVE A LAP TOP COMPUTER!
A study of why pig droppings stink or the habit of an ant in Africa, or a seemingly endless list of waste, DO OUR LEADERS CARE? What do you think?
Well, U.S. Representative Rick Baucher got $10 MILLION for a new radio station, a heritage center and a veteran's cemetery in SW Virginia. To make sure the folks knew, and would vote him back in, he spent $140,000 in postage telling them about it. In total he spent $18.5 MILLION in postage in 2009.
STEPPING OUT ON YOUR DIME!
REALLY, IT IS THE PRINCIPAL OF THE THING. Like President Obama taking his wife on a date to New York City. No record of what it cost for the Air Force One and two other jets, Security, Communications, and police on overtime in Washington, DC and New York City but it estimated that the THREE planes alone cost $24,000 each.
Guess they don't have any good restaurants and theaters in Washington, DC. The Presidential seating just goes to waste, I guess.
BUT, HE FEELS YOUR PAIN! Remember?
DO YOU RECALL THAT HE HAD THE GALL TO SCOLD THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVES FOR COMING TO CONGRESS ON THEIR PRIVATE JETS FOR A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING?
Cut spending? I'D DO IT SO FAST HEADS WOULD SPIN! If this continues I trust you will join me at the next election and put in all new faces in DC.
Next report is on GIVING YOUR MONEY AWAY TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LIKE US.
God Bless you and God Bless the USA.