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originally posted by: TrueAmerican
A $500,000 'golden potty,' $22 million on Serbian cheese, $467,000 to study frog mating calls and a $84,375 Bob Dylan statue:
Republican senator Rand Paul unveils annual Festivus list of wasteful government spending
Sen. Rand Paul dropped his Festivus Report 2019, which detailed $50,463,462,292.35 in government spending he was aggrieved about
Paul celebrates Festivus, the December 23 holiday made popular in the 1990s by the sitcom 'Seinfeld'
In this year's report he knocked the government for spending $500,000 on a self-cleaning toilet at a D.C.-area Metro station
He pointed to a $22 million effort to get Serbian cheese up to international standards, while the U.S. is experiencing a historic cheese surplus
And he knocked NIH studies, including one that looked into whether there was a link between drinking alcohol and going to the emergency room
That is from here:
The actual report is here:
And reading through it is infuriating.
Now look, I don't care which side of the isle you are on. But THIS???
It's gotta stop. THE END.
originally posted by: Anathros
Let's just pretend for a moment that Trump really put his foot down and tackled our governments wasteful spending. He would first have to draw attention to it by throwing names out which would include both Democrats and Republicans. That would be an amazing thing to see and a true example of leadership we'd all love to witness.
Here's the problem. The man was just impeached by the house on hearsay and speculation. We're talking about being charged for crimes with not even an iota of evidence. The Senate will be the only reason he isn't removed from office. Had he taken on the waste, would he still have the support of the same Senate Republicans he would've implicated?
Truth is, there is no one man or woman that can hold the Presidency and fight off two corrupt parties at the same time. Any attempt to do so would lead to another baseless impeachment but would result in the successful removal of the President to keep the dirty money flowing into the pockets of these self-interest serving representatives infesting both sides of the isle.