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Originally posted by Matrix Rising
These Politicians are crooks.
They waste and spend money and then pay each other off with bribes using tax payer dollars like it's play money.
This is why Harry Reid worked behind closed doors.
Anyone with half a brain knows this will increase the debt. We already have over 12 trillion in debt, they just raised the debt ceiling and 150 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
The way you get around this is lie with a straight face to the American people.
The CBO is a joke. They just score a bill based on your assumptions. So the Politicians play with the numbers and they make Bernie Madoff look like a saint.
This is why the bill is front loaded with taxes and medicare cuts that will never happen.
They will not cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars. This is a joke.
If I sent the CBO projections that say I will be a millionaire in 10 years and I factor in me hitting the lottery in 2 years, the CBO would say if all of these assumptions hold then I will be a millionaire in 10 years.
They admitted the Bill will increase the debt because you can't use the same money to reduce the debt and increase the life of Medicare for 9-10 years like Reid and Obama have been saying.
The budget gimmick's forced their hand.
These people just waste and spend our money. They waste and spend wealth that hasn't even been created yet.
Like Nany Pelosi spent $3,000 on flowers. People will say 3,000 dollars is nothing. The fact is, Pelosi is a multi-millionaire. She couldn't spring for flowers?
We pay Magazine prescriptions for these people, gas and every little thing. This is why the percentage of millionaires is high in Congress. Over half of the Congress are millionaires.
Oh-oh! Politicians share personality traits with serial killers: Study
Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.
Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.
But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
If it doesn't stop, pretty soon they will remove the Constitution as a barrier to their lust for power through martial law if they have to.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter.]
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) racked up about $24,617 in catering costs. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spent about $1,561 in bottled water and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) spent no money on water but a touch over $18,000 in food. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spent about $24,116 on food and beverage
We are in debt up to our eyeballs and they can't pay for their own donuts?
And these are parties Congress peoples and politicians have done all along. People only notice now because we are in a recession. Again, when millions are being wasted, bottled water and food is not a big issue.
Barack Obama and his green guru, Van Jones, have a green-collar job plan that they believe will solve the two biggest crises of our time: 5 million new green-collar jobs will directly stimulate the economy and will contribute to a more sustainable future in the face of coming climate change. But the 2009 Green Outsourcing Report, an annual industry study conducted by Brown-Wilson Group, found that green technology jobs are being created faster in India than in the US since Obama took office.
The report, which was released two weeks ago, surveyed 4,000 businesses around the world, including Xerox, Accenture, IBM Global, CSC, Capgemini, Oracle, HP/ ED S, Aramark, SITEL and Perot. Doug Brown, co-author of the Green Outsourcing Report, told The New Indian Express, “We see the (green job offshoring) trend increasing. There are few suppliers who match credentials and outcomes of Indian firms.”
Soaring energy costs and regulatory pressure have put pressure on firms in the US and Europe to embrace green technologies. 84% of companies outsourcing green jobs are doing so because of skyrocketing energy costs, compared to 12% and 18% in the past few years, respectively. Most corporations seeking to outsource a service or product require impeccable green credentials in their suppliers before handing over work, the report says.
US corporations, focusing on survival strategies during the long-lasting recession, have offshored more than 22,000 new green-collar jobs to India alone. Firms seeking stabilized energy and labor costs while trying to convince consumers of their eco-friendly practices are more often turning to Indian green-collar workers than American ones, according to Brown-Wilson Group. Indian labor suppliers have become popular with American businesses over the last few years by aggressively investing in appropriate hardware, waste disposal, recycling, eco-friendly buildings and other green technologies.