Let’s Stop the Federal Government from Ruining our lives. No your eyes are not deceiving you inasmuch as the title says “Running” and the tagline replaces a letter to make it “Ruining” our lives. In yesterday’s article we brought forth some opinions, positions, feelings, and musings from leader’s that would be laughing at today’s version of what we call “People of integrity, measured approval/disapproval ratings, and good leadership.” That is of course if they were alive today.
Then-Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson devised what has proven to be a brilliant strategy in which to silence and neuter America’s churches. His bill, which created the 501c3 tax-exempt corporation status for churches back in 1954, has over the decades, effectively muted America’s pulpits.
The vast majority of churches today are thoroughly intimidated by the threat of losing their tax-exempt status under the 501c3 section of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). As a result, the vast majority of pastors are unwilling to address virtually any issue from the pulpit that could be deemed as political.
Add to the fear of losing tax-exempt status the egregiously slavish interpretation of Romans 13–that Christians and churches must submit to civil government no matter what–and a very legitimate argument can be made that Mr. Johnson not only silenced and neutered America’s churches, but that in effect turned them into agents of the state. More and more, the federal government is using pastors and churches to promote its big-government agenda.
Most readers are familiar with how the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) created a program called “Clergy Response Teams” several years ago. Under this program tens
of thousands of pastors were instructed on how to assist the federal government in the event of a “national emergency.” Pastors were encouraged to teach Bible lessons from Romans 13 in which church members were told that God instructs them to always submit to civil authority unconditionally.
They were taught to encourage their congregants to turn in their firearms and to be willing to relocate to government-provided shelters if that is what the government told them to do. The last report I read noted that these Clergy Response Teams have been established in over 1,300 counties in the United States. We have been waiting so patiently in our reporting of real obliteration of materials that FEMA and other government agencies have spawned regarding the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a grand old story now, but I need to ask you people about how you feel about such waste; moreover the reckless disregard for matters such as “church and state” doctrine. Just ask yourself “what if the circumstances were reversed?”
According to TheBlaze.com, “Community organizers are joining pastors across the country to educate and help parishioners sign up for Obamacare. The coordinated initiative, called ‘Health Care from the Pulpit,’ is being implemented by Enroll America, a non-profit with the goal of maximizing ‘the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.’
“The program has already reached a number of churches across the nation. In Jacksonville, Florida Pastor John Newman is among those who invited community organizers from the group to his church to talk about the cost of Obamacare and the enrollment process.
“During the event, Enroll America invited congregants to fill out cards with basic information about themselves or people they knew who might be in need of health care, WJXT-TV [Jacksonville, Florida] reports.
“‘Our pastor, he keeps us real informed and grounded in what’s going on in the community, and he’s always bringing stuff to help us, so I love him for that,’ said one parishioner named Michelle Fletcher.
“Enroll America knows that pastors are trusted members of the community, which is why churches are a focus for education and information on the health care law.
“Through ‘Health Care from the Pulpit,’ the organization is working with faith leaders to ensure that people hear about availability–and with a captive audience in the pews, the move makes logistical sense.
“‘Pastors are trusted messengers. They’ll be able to get the story across, they’ll be able to relate to that story and they’ll be able to ask people to enroll in health insurance,’ Enroll America organizer Anthony Penna told WJXT.
We chose to write this little ditty about one of the most respected members of the Founding Era. Alexander Hamilton was the type of person who earned others’ respect. Actually this piece was written as a precursor to another set of articles — we hope you enjoy it.
“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others”… Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June, 1788
If there is anything that caused the Founder’s unrest amid perplexity it was definitely “human nature.” We find that Hamilton felt that as wealth increased the accumulated amount would be in but a few hands. We also understand him to make a gaff at society itself stating as luxury prevails in society then down go the virtuous affects of the majority of the people. However, we find that Mr. Hamilton is well versed in all matters of human nature by realizing neither he nor an honorable man would be able to correct it.
Notwithstanding however, we feel certain distrust in the morals of human nature that suggests that he either took the actions of humankind with great civility and/or the fact remained that Mr. Hamilton simply was not a trusting soul with other humans.
This axiom is observed in his public talking about taxation: “As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine”… Alexander Hamilton, Address to the Electors of the State of New York, March, 1801.
This ideology was of course a new way of thinking especially when one is given the task of trying to set up a new economic, as well as a new political system, or in other words it was not like the King of the Commonwealth had his or her hand in your pocket.
Knowing the true history of Alexander Hamilton is a growth experience in itself. Let us start out when Alexander was a boy; uncharacteristically living on Nevis Island off the western shore of Miami, Florida. It is super valuable to understand that Hamilton was an inhabitant of Nevis Island, and although we are certain he had his business jaunts to St. Kitts he nonetheless lived on Nevis. Actually Mr. Hamilton was born on Nevis Island.
Quite interesting for us is in the notion that Hamilton went to work at either the bait Shoppe or the General Store most likely the same place for both. However, Alexander was only between the age of 12 and 13 years of age when he started working for the owners.
They marveled at his bookkeeping abilities; yet above all his business acumen was far above his chronological age and from the 16 or more hours per day these owners could find no reason to distrust Hamilton whatsoever.
Here is a quick chronology of Alexander Hamilton’s life to show what an incredible person he became. Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757 (or 1755). His parents, mother Rachel Fawcett Lavien, daughter of a Nevisian doctor descended from French Huguenots and James Hamilton, 4th son of a Scottish Duke, were never married; however, theirs was a liaison that lasted about 15 years.
Alexander was the second son of the relationship (his older brother was named for his father). Hamilton, naturally bright and enterprising, migrated to the North American colonies for education,* became caught up in the American Revolution, was selected George Washington’s chief military aide. He published many articles supporting the Constitutional Convention which established the United States of America. Washington appointed him Secretary of the Treasury and he worked tenaciously researching and writing the new nation’s monetary policy.
Then he set about raising funds to pay off the Revolutionary War debts and fund the administration. Hamilton was the President’s most prominent cabinet member and was relied by Washington in many realms.
*Interestingly enough it was the older sea-dawg partners who had raised the capital for Hamilton’s education. They put in money of their own and then either by auction or simple fundraising the people of Nevis raised the money for Hamilton’s education – out of respect for him.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Several times we here at The Contemplative Thinker have brought data to support our claim when liberals are stalled during the debate or let us just bring it real now – when it gets too hot in the kitchen rather than leave, reassess, and make qualified recommendations – the liberal stays in and changes the subject.
Nowhere was this more pronounced by facts than during President Obama’s two campaigns for his current office. Realistically now, where are the subjects such as The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the watchful eye of the Justice department’s spying on the personal particulars of reporters.
Again just think of this menagerie of bulls waltzing through a China Shop. We still have a record of offensive demography conducted by this current administration. How about Fast & Furious – or did anyone face trial or discipline when one of the weapons sold through this contemptible and dreadfully run operation was found at the same site of a tragic murder of Brian Terry an on duty Border Patrol agent. Or how about the continual and rather disgraceful display of “My own self-government” that lists President Obama as the number one asset to skirting Congress (Author’s title and emphasis).
Then again with whatever known agencies (NSA, FBI, and CIA) operating data albeit with cameras, credit cards, licenses, or anything rendered public – has anyone seen even a photo of the processing plants in Utah? Who worries, they have their own Court — FISA — that is accountable only to them.
So you do not particularly care for how a law is, albeit written or for what it stands for. Laws written by President Thomas Jefferson during the founding era. Ah the heck with it…let us change it, right Mr. and Mrs. Senator’s.
Disgusting! We have been writing about this rubbish for too long and the emphasis is changed or some liberal minded Representative from Maryland goes public and says, “…that’s a non-issue.”
Therefore we believe it is accountability time. The leaders of this administration have planned, organized, and befuddled everyone with their dishonesty. I wonder about the military…are they fed-up with being shot at, being dictated to by Afghan leaders.
The principles of this Administration are intending to treat all of us with the millennial mind-set. They have been for over five years and it is working. They may call it a “scandal” but I am still uneasy about giving anything to the IRS. How do you feel about knowing that US Attorney General Eric Holder, who has a Contempt charge against him, is gainfully employed by our government?
And here it is, the reason I sat to write was originally Obamacare yet he is betting we will continue to let that issue slide, and now even amidst a squirrelly deal with limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities a brand new hat has been donned, Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Lord, please help us all!
Getting one’s heartbroken is never easy. Albeit if it is your pet, a sudden death, relational tragedy, or misbehaving by one of an admired person, the results are basically solidified in stone. Why else would there even be such a word as heart-broken?
Oprah Winfrey has never been one to hold her tongue.
That remained true when she sat down with BBC’s Will Gompertz and detailed how no one is above the racism that still exists in this world today … not even the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American,” she said. “There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it.”
Okay…okay enough already. There is one notion when a person of respect, wealth, and consequently power begins to talk publically about a topic they unfortunately know very little about. And there is always the mention of a celebrity – just because they have celeb status does not make what they are saying anything but sputum (or spew-tum).
For some unknown reason – and people please beware – there are uneducated, malevolent, misfits, maliciously minded people who have arrived at the grandiose position of either having celebrity status, whatever that means. People, who have produced either a sex tape, maybe delivered a line in a film, or even being surrounded by robots that have this unknown status spouting off everywhere.
I will be the first to admit that the entire notion behind “Freedom of Speech” does not entitle a person to say anything they want and anywhere at that. There exists a multitude of laws either guaranteeing a person can speak, yet on the other hand there are also a multitude of laws which tell a person what is appropriate moreover, responsible to say.
Whatever it is that motivate people to espouse – much the same as venom – the words they do is something very much the mainstream-media should be trying to clear up; moreover, this is an issue that needs far more time spent when one is acquiring a degree in the journalism field or other writing.
Now for what was stated and by whom; in our quote by Ms. Oprah Winfrey basically she is saying that there is disrespect for the office of the president. How about some questions?
Why does she suppose there is disrespect for the office? Without even proffering anything from any other administration, meaning nothing from any other written source that for all we know may be an original source document, Winfrey simply states is because he’s African American.
I want to put this much in because I respect it. Just a small matter that President Ronald Reagan would not go into the Oval Office without a coat and tie, ever. He said it was the respect for the office that made him do it. Not very long afterword we elected a pseudo-President who would rather call Domino’s Pizza and place his evening’s eating accommodations over the phone rather than use the world class trained chef and staff of the White House.
Here is one for everyone…on August 8, 1973 the nation witnessed a person abdicate his position as President for the sake of showing integrity to the office he held. Richard M. Nixon resigned as president to stop things from getting any worse.
Now days in the Nu-culture or the Neo-now look at what has changed. A person by hook or by crook who has openly lied to the American people about his signature program, Obamacare, without a word of misgiving.
Sorry Oprah but playing the race card for an individual such as Barack Obama shows that you are indeed a racist among other examples from your mouth.
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So it has been stated, “How other people in future elections will negotiate candidates of color.” Please, we implore anyone reading this quibble to please be open and objective; we feel that this question is not wrong in asking.
Please believe me, your trusty editor-in-chief, that no malice is regarded certainly because we do not believe anyone on our staff here at The Contemplative Thinker is racist. Maybe that is why we feel it is an earnest question to be asked.
We believe based on evidence and action that Barack Obama is a liar. The bizarre means he used and continues to use along with the reckless disregard for elements of truth guaranteed every citizen in the U.S.A. by way of the Constitution is by no means hindering or otherwise keeping Obama’s feet from the “line in the sand” of keeping to the truth.
Daily we see and hear of decisions he has made affecting other people’s lives. Albeit whether it is freely granted Amnesty, more food stamps, retrenchment of reform in the welfare department or whatever — costly decisions are being made.
And just to keep it fresh in our reader’s minds are the calamities of the Internal Revenue Service that must be investigated for misappropriation of public funds, the Benghazi scenario, why does his Justice Department feel it is apropos to eavesdrop on personal lines of journalists, if or a big why concerning Fast & Furious, and of course his pathetic apology.
Everything mentioned above has impeachable offenses for the Office of the President.
Other Critical Findings
This person or want to be president seems to believe that he has the right, title, and interest to skirt Congress in matters of immigration. Nothing could be further than the truth. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) are within the direct charter of the Congress. Sorry but no Executive Orders or Memorandums to Order for other heads of agencies (Janet Napolitano and DHS or Eric Holder and Justice) in other words there are preexisting lines of job descriptions inherent for all agencies to balance the powers of government.
Now we have come full circle to present a dilemma that may or may not be influencing the electorate, moreover, the U.S. citizenry. Our question is simply this: Do you believe that Barack Obama, given his history especially with Obama Care could affect any other African American from running for, or winning the office of President?
Everyone capable of watching television during the post 2008 election, will ever forget the revelry, pride, and release of all African American’s in the nation of the United States with regards to Obama being the “1st A/A President”. However, do you believe that predicated upon this man’s behavior, disrespect for the rule of law and then, his outright lying to the citizenry about his namesake legacy, Obamacare, that will deter voters or otherwise from electing another African American for the presidency. In other words, isn’t Barack Obama sort of shouldering how or what people may suspect from another candidate of color?
For years, perhaps decades, and generations the government has failed to control our borders. The southern border illegal immigration has sky rocketed since the 70s. Prior to and after September 11, 2001 there has been little or nothing concrete accomplished to establish real border security and immigration control. On the contrary, much has been done to decrease our security and immigration control.
President Bush messed up by giving illegal immigrants citizenship. Seeing this, others said to themselves, if it can happen once, it can happen again, this time for me. Let us go to the USA! President Bush encouraged illegal immigration!
The current administration has done even worse. Telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to deport, telling the U.S. Border Patrol to back off (release until court date), not getting the fence completed, do not deport unless they are a felon and dozens of other justifications for not enforcing existing federal law continues at striking rates. Promising a fast track to legal status if you violated our immigration laws is what this entire mess has turned in to.
Now let us look at the receiving end of the lack of border enforcement. The list seems endless and at times we wonder what the Hades our own government is doing.
It is vitally important to the understanding of this writing that we all huddle-up and come to a common understanding. Barack Obama has only made matters worse and in doing that he has raised a hell storm in the USA.
We, at The Contemplative Thinker, as an organization as well as individuals – mostly citizens but not all of us are US citizens are quite concerned with what this mad person is doing.
The only reasonable rationale is that he simply does not care, or that he gains pleasure counting the ways he skirts Constitutional as well as US federal law. Now let us not forget, we are talking about the POTUS here.
Yep it is that same person who tells fabrications upon more lies. We firmly believe that it has gotten to the point of pathology.
Being informative is quintessential. It was the POTUS who behind closed doors began issuing Memorandums of Order to those people who worked as Secretary’s or a Ministry for our international guests. Between the Executive Orders and Memorandums this person has authorized some 11 million or more people to come on over, free of charge, and do not worry, once here you will want for nothing.
That is after you have first disabled the U.S. taxpayer in every conceivable way. So let us make sure you are all signed up for the “Benefits Package” which of course covers food stamps, rights to healthcare, paid housing in one way or another – either just as soon as you arrive, or as soon as you have picked a place to live. Oh yes, our founders did not believe that we should pay for education so not to worry, education is free including the pencils needed to write with and paper to write on.
Now if any one of your children attending a school in the USA, and unfortunately you are down on your luck, please do not worry because we have the best school lunch programs not available in any other nation, which also includes day care and food for those children as well.
We believe in our organization that most of our elected officials have completely lost any awareness of what establishing a solid immigration system would save us in the short term. We also believe that there comes a time for diminishing returns; consequently, if one continues to make getting here easy, and then once here you’ve hit the lottery, well people just don’t look up to and try to do the same or one way or another share those values, ethics, and morals with the people they live with – point of diminishing returns.
One of the tenants of respect that admire in any individual – regardless of political party affiliation – is held in their belief system. I conclude that a person who is of sound moral ethics, and has a reverence for all things traditionally American, with values, and copious amounts of virtue have earned my respect.
It really is not a matter of being fond of or liking someone, that is altogether a different medium. I do have those people in my life that have convinced me that they earned my respect. How could a person not respect Charles Krauthammer? Rush Limbaugh? Ann Coulter or Tom Fitton, CEO of Judicial Watch, as well as Roy Beck the founder of Numbers USA.
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On Friday’s program, radio host Rush Limbaugh put the Obamacare roll-out fiasco into historical perspective, declaring that in many ways, the current scandal is worse than Watergate.
“Folks,” Limbaugh told his audience, “Richard Nixon resigned over a lie that was much less damaging in scope than this one.”
“The bottom line,” he said, “is that Obama, the regime, knew that 93 million Americans would be unable to keep their health care plans under Obamacare. … I mean, this is an abject, purposeful lie to the American people for the express purpose of passing legislation.”
The other aim of Obamacare, Limbaugh insisted, was to undermine the private insurance business itself.
He pointed to an “obscure report buried in a June 2010 edition of the Federal Register,” in which White House officials matter-of-factly predicted that Obamacare would create “massive disruption of the private insurance market because that’s what was intended.”
Limbaugh replayed an audio montage of Obama’s repeated promises that Americans who were satisfied with their existing health insurance could keep their plans following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Limbaugh called these promises “a total fraud.”
The Affordable Care Act, Limbaugh continued, “is a purposeful, deceitful, fraudulent law.”
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Is this the most “UNAWARE” organization, administration, or collective entity that you have ever seen trying to make anything unscrupulous, scrupulous? We simply cannot hold back any more; what we are about to divulge easily proves that the Obama administration is without question beyond being unaware.
Okay so most people want to know about what I mean with unaware. Being unaware is a condition of not being conscious or uninformed of the situations with which one is definitely involved in. Being unaware exasperates when that person and those under his charter are not knowledgeable or fully aware of all of the information needed to make an accurate assessment.
Finally for definitions sake, for a person to be unaware is “not realizing that something is happening.” Or even worse, pretending to be unacquainted with what is happening – especially when it is under your direction or care.
Bringing up excuses from an already antiquated President Bush’s administration will only go long enough before the reality sets in and shows the true colors of individuals. And it is within those parameters we ask you whether or not this person, Barack Obama, should remain as the POTUS and whether or not many of his cronies should be maintained on the job.
Allow us to show just how ridiculous this “unawareness” has become.
How is it that a person in charge of local and international spy agencies be unaware that those agencies are maintaining data on:
Foreign leaders and Heads-of-State as well as trade partners and enemies of commerce have been victims. An entire nation of people such as the citizens of the United States. Every ally and close war partner your nation has ever had such as the United Kingdom, almost all of central Europe – Germany, France, Spain, and selective information concerning the Baltic countries; China, Russia, nations comprising the Middle East, South America and Central America and of course, not wanting to admit it but have too – Canada.
Being quoted as saying that one is unaware of domestic or international spying, especially when one is Commander-in-Chief is simply nothing shy of unconscionable. Most say it is dereliction of duty; which is an impeachable offense, but what does that charge do to the ridiculous notion of political correctness?
Like it or not this unaware person who was ushered in as President just happens to be African American. Now before getting all riled up at me – let us all be AWARE and look to evaluate what he has done to the other blacks that have political aspirations? This alone brings me to my next point. Is the unawareness by this man and his underlings a planned strategy or just plain arrogance?
This is the very question that we have had since his shady election inclusive of ACORN and big unions. Take a moment and just look at what this person has been or claimed he has been unaware of happening.
Now for Obama’s arrogance and pathological fabricating: This Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, Nat’l healthcare insurance) is just plain getting embarrassing not to mention humiliating. I would love to ask Barack Obama, “Hey Barack, have I ever done anything to embarrass you or yours?
My only discourse at this current time would be, “Man you are stinking up the world! As POTUS you must realize that what you do establishes a reaction toward us. Tone it down.”
Time to ask ourselves a few important questions. One, are we aware of the substantial changes that have happened to the American society? How well do you like them? I am going to try to keep this as clear and coherent as possible – you deserve that much.
We will get back to the to the reckless, negligent, and disregard for the American will, but first we need to identify some very humiliating standards we, as the American people, have allowed ourselves and welcome into the sorcery pit that goes by so many names.
First let us look at what we say to our children versus what we actually did concerning education. How many times we have heard, “Man, back in the day that I went to school we got a paddling for that kind of behavior…” Right! I am convinced that unless someone is over 70-years of age they are not telling their own truths. But then again – no argument from this side of the room.
We tell our children that they need a good education in life in order for them to succeed. Of course they are going to need a lot of money when it comes time for them to become political, business, entertainment/sports professionals.
How many other fabrications – or lies have we told these darling children? Truth be told if a person’s sole motivation for attending college is to make more money, well then statistically speaking, save your money and theirs because the latest data shows that those who enter collegiate life for the sake of money won’t last long and will have quit perhaps we know about it. It is a myth that we all bought into; now then if there are any other factors that may be influencing you child’s collegiate aspirations.
Education – here are some not oft told truths about America’s universities. To get back to your question about the origins and founding, here this is where the colleges were actually doing the local work they were founded to do. Baptists in Rhode Island established the College of Rhode Island (now Brown University) in order to supply an orthodox and well-trained ministry for themselves. It is also a fact that almost every Ivy League university received its founding and funding from religious entities.
Dartmouth has an extraordinary Native American studies program – that Dartmouth had Native American students on its campus for two hundred years before the 1830s and 1840s. So the barrier was not just race.
The mission of the earliest colleges — specifically Harvard, the College of William and Mary, and Yale – was actually to supply ministers, for two purposes: to supply religious leaders for the primarily British and to lesser extent European population in the colonies, but also to minister to the neighboring native nations.
It is overwhelming important that we look into education, which some of the greatest assets were and their beliefs in the future of humankind was directly channeled through education. Yes indeed, when we refer to education on this site we are really addressing how humans came to depend on each other; how communities developed and were maintained; actually education involves the complete acculturation of man’s abilities in learning, knowledge, and according to Aristotle the rationalization of society. We start early during perhaps the greatest influence of Greek philosophy making its trek into Western civilization.
A U.S. Senator just released a report featuring enraging examples of how the government blew billions of dollars on wasteful things like a $10 million remake of a popular American kids show for Pakistan and $35 million for political party conventions in 2012.
Sorry about being a spoil sport gang, but that is $45 million dollars that went to kids we have never seen and would most likely like to have enough medicine, parents, relatives, and equal rights within the community. We here at the offices have been too many a great show that have costed the artist’s and organization’s maybe one million dollars.
In fact, if a person is committed to the point of political efficacy they would feel honored anywhere they landed and very much like the Tea Party of America who we are sure could find something a lot better than thirty-five million dollars to lavish.
This type of frivolous spending is the last thing Americans need to hear just as the federal debt tops a whopping $17 trillion. Already, public opinion of Congress is at an all-time low and this report, appropriately called “Wastebook 2011” will only add to the fury and mistrust of those running the country.
Coburn, a Republican who is known around Washington as “Dr. No” for his opposition to excess spending, said in a press release Tuesday that his “Wastebook 2011″ details the “most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted” — items he claims total more than $6.5 billion in “unnecessary” spending.
“Video games, robot dragons, Christmas trees, and magic museums…what next. This is not a Christmas wish list, these are just some of the ways the federal government spent your tax dollars,” Coburn said in a statement.
Among the items on Coburn’s list include $10 million for a remake of “Sesame Street” for Pakistan and $764,825 to examine how college students use mobile devices for social networking.
Two million dollars helped pay for a wine exhibition and culinary center in Washington State and $765,000 were blown on a pancake franchise that was supposed to get built in an underserved community of Washington D.C. but instead went to an upscale neighborhood known as a shopping hot spot for well-to-do yuppies.
A video game preservation center in New York got $113,000 and $550,000 financed a documentary about how rock music contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Collapse?) This is the fourth or fifth direct mention of video tapes — something that the President seems to know about.
“Instead of cutting wasteful spending, nearly $2.5 billion was added each day in 2011 to our national debt, as well as $48,700 for a festival promoting Hawaii’s chocolate industry which now exceeds $17 trillion,” Coburn said.
The list goes on and on with too many examples to list here, though one more expenditure merits mentioning. Nearly $200,000 went to a university study involving how cocaine enhances the sex drive of Japanese quail. You cannot make this stuff up. Just check out Senator Coburn’s 98-page report, which is linked above.
Epilogue: Insofar as the real poverty rate in our country is very close to 22 percent one would or should be thinking about such heinous and ridiculous spending.