It’s unbelievable, yet it goes on all the time and this is just a minute sampling of the waste.
Meanwhile, we can’t take care of our veterans.
Every single day I read about money being handed out to this person or that person, or company, or another country. Millions upon millions of dollars being spent. And every day I have to ask myself, “Where the hell is all this money coming from, and why is the federal government handing it out for things they have no business being involved in?”
It’s become so discouraging. We can’t run our lives like that so why is the government allowed to continue spending money it doesn’t have for shit it has no business being involved in?
Me too. Nowhere in the Constitution is any of this stuff legal.
I would also like to know where all this money comes from and I particularity object to the gov’t spending money on rebuilding mosques while our Vets languish and die in horror houses called the VA.
Me too. It is beyond disgusting.
Boston Tea Party and the break with England came about for this very reason. Taxation without representation and double taxation. This is not a new phenomena. Every level of government from grassroots up creates tons more waste than our landfills. Illogical support for grants. Purchasing and contract anomalies which feather every nest except those the money was allocated for, support of UN on all its “pie-in-the-sky” plans. Construction projects filled with overpriced goods purchases and unacceptable or unnecessary building constructs (like the waste hazard dump in the Middle East which all soldiers complain about), purchase and overrun costs on so called “cutting edge” machines, transports, and equipment and scrapping or simply “disappearing” government property.
On the local level, as a teacher, I saw thousands of books and manuals Burned every year from prior year purchases on “great educational products and teaching methods.” I heard from my friends who visited dumps to drop off garbage of hundreds of nearly brand new business and electronic equipment being bulldozed over not because they were defective but because the local rules required any unused equipment and books be destroyed. Anyone attempting to buy them or take them was subject to fines or jail time. My uncle in the eighties worked as a civil service contract employee. Instead of going to local markets to purchase thousands of normal hammers, government required them to be purchased at five times local cost. Instead of repairing parts that were incorrectly manufactured which would have taken minutes to do, All the parts were destroyed then a new purchase order issued to the same dysfunctional company to rinse and repeat.
Then lets talk about all the unnecessary agencies, departments doing double the same work, fake employees whose payroll falls into one person’s pocket, overtime, entertainment, on and on.
I won’t even begin to tell you how as a state employee I was expected to purchase xx dollars a year or lose any funding, The waste is systemic and has occurred for as long as I can remember. Along the way there is outrage, sputtering attempts to curb, yet NOT one serious hardcore attempt to reign in spending.
We as citizens have to survive on the monies we bring in and unless arse end in debt have to decide day by day what to pay. So should government. They have elaborate checks and balance systems which create nothing but more waste. Watchdog groups try to keep up but eventually are overwhelmed and unable to bring about change so fall to the wayside.
It is disgusting that we suffer while they grow fatter and more avaricious.
Great comment. We have been witnessing the greatest theft in the history of the world. Follow the money.
The money has been borrowed…..to the tune of nearly $10 Trillion dollars in just the last 8 years. $10 T is a “10“ with 12 following zeroes. To give you some perspective, an 8.5 x11 sheet of standard copy or printer paper is about 4 thousandths of an inch thick. That’s 0.004 inches thick. 1 trillion sheets of copy paper in a vertical stack would be 63,131 MILES high. 3.8 trillion sheets of paper in a stack could reach the Moon, a mere 239,000 miles away.
I often use the comparison in time whereas 1 million seconds is 11.5 days, 1 Billion seconds is 32 years, and one TRILLION seconds is 32,000 years.
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