Monthly Archives: March 2013

So let me understand….Congress

So let me understand……….

The Administration and Congressional Democrats have been complaining how bad Sequester is and how there is no money to cut. They say the $85 Billion will lead to disaster. So far, even though it has been designed to hurt in places where it is highly visible and can get the most sympathy, we have survived without any major disruptions. Many people, including me, have come up with places we should cut the money being spent as it is a total waste of funds or accomplishes little.
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So let me understand…..Ft Hood

So let me understand……….

The Military Leadership and Administration has decided that those soldiers that survived the Ft Hood attack cannot receive the Purple Heart. This is a medal awarded to soldiers wounded in a hostile environment or a terrorist attack. Labeling it a terrorist attack also opens the families up for additional help financially. They are denying it for two reasons.
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So let me Understand….Pennies

So let me understand…… WE cannot afford to pay our people to keep open the White House for tours, or for our Veterans to have Tuition School benefits. However the government estimates $70 million loss for the production of pennies. … Continue reading

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So let me understand…..Ex Presidents

So let me understand…….

We are cutting back on spending and our government says there is no way to cut spending without hurting the common person. Yet CBS news affiliate in Washing DC has released interesting information on what our Ex-Presidents make on the taxpayers dime. The ex- Presidents Act was put together to assist former presidents in their expenses. It provides for a $200,000 annual pension, $96,000 for an office staff, staff benefits and $60,000 annually for travel expenses. In addition, Secret Service coverage for the Ex- Presidents their wives and children are not covered in this report as they come out of a separate budget. This law covers costs of office rent, office expenses such as telephones, supplies, cleaning and stamps etc.
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So let me understand…Veterans

The GSA (Government Services Administration) is tasked with the job of maintaining all government buildings. We currently have 45,000 buildings across the nation that are empty or mostly under -utilized. The cost of maintaining these empty buildings is about $2billion annually Continue reading

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So let me understand…..Travel

So let me understand……… We have heard that everyone should have “shared sacrifice” as we all handle these budget cuts from Sequester. Let us see how the White house is doing with shared sacrifice. President Obama just announced he plans to increase his oversea trips this year. His plane costs for his travel team (Secret Service, Cabinet Members, and Aides) runs over $182,000 per hour. That does not include housing and feeding his travel group. Continue reading

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So let me understand… Jordan

So let me understand……….

We are laying off Air traffic controllers, some teachers on Indian reservations and some on military bases, and stopping White House Tours. Yet yesterday in the Middle East, the President announced his plan to send an additional $200 million in aid to the nation of Jordan.

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