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.
Mandela lived life of courage, perseverance
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of few people in my corral of courageous leaders including Winston Churchill, Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington.
Fiscal prudence during tight timess needed in education
Jeremy Gosnell fails to understand that educational spending is subject to the availability of money (“Letter reflects an attitude common in Garrett County,” Dec. 7 Times-News).
U.S. in middle of a Monopoly game that will end badly
Our United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make our Great Depression look like child’s play.
Be careful with your debts
Consumers often get caught up in the spirit of giving this time of year, and it is easy to just buy one more gift for a loved one.
Letter reflects an attitude that is alive, well in Garrett County
I wonder if Judith Weller would have that fancy Ph.D. after her initials without education?
Md. Kidney Foundation begins matching gift plan
Knowing that kidney disease is a public health crisis that claims more lives each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer or leukemia, a generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge.
Donations needed to provide Bibles for American troops
As the local representative of Revival Fires Ministry, I have been notified that Armed Services Ministry has said 30,000 more Bibles are needed right now.
Imagine a program that provides free breakfast and lunch to every student in the school system. It’s not far-fetched. In fact, it is being tried in the Washington County public school system.
Repairs to Baltimore Street crossing bring welcome change
I am a resident of Cumberland. The railroad crossing at Baltimore Street was in rough condition. Crossing the tracks was a challenge.
Attorney General right to defend W.Va. ban on gay marriage
I am writing concerning the article, “W.Va. AG will defend state’s ban on gay marriage” (Nov. 24 Times-News, Page 1B).
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