Let's start off with mind numbing idiocracy : www.usdebtclock.org...
One would think that when you saw the debt even back in 2009 common sense would kick in. Maybe we shouldn't keep spending, but alas $787 Billion
dollars was appropriated for the historical Stimulus Package, TARP, deal with the devil whatever you choose to call it.
We all heard how many jobs this created, how many people were saved from disaster. What wasn't/isn't reported is the little side projects that the
government used our great, great, great, great grandchildren's money to pay for. They are still handing out money and are expected to have every red
cent doled out before 2012.
The reason we "the people" could have saved a lot of that money is because we think logically. We live with budgets. Our ingenuity is beyond compare.
Below is a list of things the government used our money to pay for..
1.Low-income housing residents in one Minnesota city receiving free laptops, WiFi and iPod Touches to "educate" them in technology ($5 million)
Really? Do we need ipod touches for education? Get them a library card. Our final cost? FREE!
2. University in California sending students to Africa to study why Africans vote they the way they do in their elections ($200,000)
Give me a break! The Africans vote the way they do because that is how they want to do it. Common sense cost? FREE!
3. Studying how male and female birds care for their offspring and how it compares to how humans care for their children in Oklahoma ($90,000)
Umm we all feed our babies, and care for them. The regular 5 year old says it's called an encyclopedia and you can use it for FREE at the public
4. University in Oklahoma sending 3 researchers to Alaska to study grandparents and how they pass on knowledge to younger generations ($1.5
I have 7 simple words that explain it "I remember when I was your age" Now it's just silly.
5. F lorida beauty school tuition ($2.3 million)
WTH is this? The Harvard of hair?
The list is endless and the more I read the more po'd I get. More funds will be doled out this year to pay for more ignorant wasteful spending.
None of us (I assume. yeah I know) would have paid any amount of money for these things.
Here is a whole list of these "shovel ready" projects: hannity.blogs.foxnews.com...
Now the BIG question is... When China calls in our debt and we can't pay, will they consider the United States too big to fail?
17-1-2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)