posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 05:44 PM
reply to post by Kords21
The video looks like it was shot in the early eighties to me based on the tie, the anchors shirt collar, the video quality and the fact that people
still had VCR's!
He is correct that governemtn drives up the price of everything because basically if a Congress Person hands in a reciept to the Treasury Department
that says he paid 6,512.14 for a pack of gum, the Treasury Department is going to cut the check. The Government is an absolute gravy train to do
business with and they pay every bill as presented as long as it's a properly presented bill.
All the lobbyist have to do while wining and dining a congress person is say you know we really need this for this can you help us out, here let me
get the check and boom, the congress person makes sure you get the check.
I was closing a deal with a congress person one day having lunch at a waterfront marina restaurant on a sunny afternoon and he said, wow what a
beautiful day I sure wish I could go out on the water. I excused myself from the table for a moment, ran to a phone booth, looked in the yellow pages,
called up a local yacht rental place and they had a 45 foot cabin cruiser pulling up to the restaurant in about 25.00 minutes, captained, the
refigerator full and a couple of pretty hostesses on board. After 5 hours out on that boat the congress person basically would have signed off on not
just the sale I was trying to make but basically any number I put on the sale. That's how congress people do business. That's what's drives up
cost. The boat and the lunch and the girls set me back close to 1,200.00 dollars but hey, you just tack the cost of that on to what you are selling
them and the government pays no questions asked once someone in Congress signs off on the bill.
It's really not a good idea to have government in health care!