Bankruptcy ... the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the administration.
Its eight-year mission: to explore strange new
worlds, to radically change our culture, to seek
out new constituencies, and new entitlements,
to boldly go where no man has gone before.
This should be the new Mission Statement.
They are out there!
The General Services Administration’s
inspector general on April 2 revealed that a
2010 Las Vegas junket, featuring a mind reader
and a clown cost taxpayers more than
The Federal Reserve is now going through
more ink than all the tattoo parlors in San
Francisco! $85 billion of new money a month, a
trillion dollars a year.
It’s called Quantitative Easing Three. It is a
tax tax on every person and asset in the country.
A sales tax on every purchase. John
Roberts would be pleased.
It is s tax that doesn’t require a bill, a committee
hearing, or a vote. It doesn’t assign
blame to a party. It benefits Wall Street, my fellow
Democrats. It is a regressive tax, Mr.
Obama, and it hurts the elderly and the poor
disproportionately, Mr. Fair Share!
The base line budgeting rules clearly allow
the president to spend more money than he
did last year.Why must we cut tuition reimbursements
for veterans? What kind of perverse
political move is that?
Meanwhile, back on planet earth....
House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee
chairman Charles Boustany Jr., R-La.,
sent a letter to IRS Acting Commissioner
Steven T. Miller demanding a copy of the video
parodies produced in the IRS’s television studio
in New Carrollton, Md., claiming the studio
may have cost taxpayers more than $4 million
last year, according to a review of contracts.
Boustany noted that he had previously written
to the IRS on Feb. 11 requesting information
on the production of two specific video
segments; a Star Trek parody and a skit based
on the television sitcom Gilligan’s Island.
The IRS provided a letter of response
acknowledging the existence of the two
videos. However, the agency refused to comply
with Chairman Boustany’s request to turn
over the videos to the committee. Sorta
reminds one of the GSA’s lavish conventions;
while veterans don’t reimbursed.
We give 80 Abrams tanks, Four F16s and a
half billion dollars to Egypt! Here is some
news! They have an alliance with Iran. Here’s
some breaking news: Iran hates us!
Last year, top officials at the General Services
Administration were forced to resign after
videos surfaced showcasing lavish parties,
conferences and awards ceremonies hosted
by the agency in Las Vegas, including one
video parodying the scene in the movie Office
Space, in which employees destroy computer
They hired a clown. Why did these guys
need to hire a clown. Haven’t we elected
enough of them already?
Military officials were also embarrassed by
video of a training exercise conducted in Paradise
Point Resort near San Diego last Halloween
in which U.S. Marines and Navy special
operations forces battled a simulated
“zombie apocalypse” with participants in
make-up playing the roles of zombies.
In keeping with the mission, fellow pioneers,
we are boldly going where no man has gone
before, with the exception of Gilligan. The
island we are heading for is Cyprus! A final
The IRS recently reported 311,566 federal
employees and retirees owed more than $3.5
billion in unpaid taxes in 2011.
Maybe they should pay their fair share!
Bankruptcy ... the final frontier.
As Baby Boomers continue to grow the ranks of senior citizens, the issue of older driver safety increases exponentially. This week, Older Driver Safety Awareness is being observed in Maryland and throughout the U.S.
Of little faith
Just as the Christmas season and its message of peace and joy on Earth approaches comes an Associated Press-GfK research poll showing the trust Americans have for one another may be at an all-time low.
None of Garrett County’s problems is surprising
Rural electrification shortened World War II by years. Rural electrification made it possible for America to build thousands of small factories to pack ammunition, to can rations, to sew uniforms, and more.
What started out as a sometimes rancorous process involving the participants has finally resulted in the Allegany County Board of Education and various branches of law enforcement fully staffing county schools with school resource police officers.
Need is dire
Although the U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports a decrease in the number of homeless people across the nation, there are no indications the problem is diminishing in Allegany County.
’Tis the season
If you’re having trouble catching the Christmas spirit then a visit to downtown Cumberland’s annual tree lighting and open houses this evening may be just the remedy.
Who needs the Comedy Channel when we’ve got Washington?
America is the best country on the earth to live in. But if we as decent people allow Obama and his people to make and enforce laws that are made to destroy life as we are used to, we are doomed.
For most of us (those who must prepare for a houseful of guests being an exception), Thanksgiving is a day in which to rest, relax and be happy, and a time to at least think of home — if we aren’t able to go there.
Maryland was slow out of the gate to approve casino operations in the state. Now that New Jersey has become the third state in the nation to OK online betting via casinos, can Maryland Internet gaming be far behind?
Commissioners fail in their duty to the poor
Having read the Times-News article of Nov. 7, entitled, “Food stamp cuts expected to hit home,” I learned that 15,260 individuals in Allegany County or 20 percent of the county’s entire population are on food stamps and their benefit is being reduced by the federal government.
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