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.
Some good may come of this
This is a time in our history when nuance defines us and causes pain, as is evident in letters written in reaction to Commissioner McKay’s request that a portion of money from a marriage license tax be given to the local Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization.
Goal: Make NBCI most secure Md. maximum security prison
The top priority of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is to ensure the safety of our staff and the incarcerated offenders in our care.
Some senators must believe vets aren’t worth the money
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way.
Agreements between SHA, Lonaconing working well
I’d like to respond to the article, “Administrative hurdles make getting salt supplies difficult,” Feb. 20 Times-News, Page 1A.
Sick leave bill would benefit Marylanders
The Cumberland Times-News Feb. 27 article, “Chamber of Commerce opposes bills for required paid sick leave” (Page 1A) presented a one-sided account of a measure that could improve the lives and communities of more than 700,000 Marylanders.
Something on this list just might help you to save a soul
Every day, 18 veterans commit suicide. Every week, thousands of American children commit economic suicide by quitting school.
Money wasted on roundabout could have been spent in city
When the idea of a roundabout on the Route 220 off Interstate 68, that was the biggest mistake the state had made.
America, the ball is now in your court
A question for Americans: Do you still want to control your government as the Constitution allows, or would you rather just let government take control of everything you do? If you chose the latter, why?
Thanks for keeping Frostburg businesses’ sidewalks clean
The Design Committee of FrostburgFirst, A Main Street Maryland Community, would like to express their appreciation for the snow removal from the sidewalks of the business district.
How can we respect a religion when it subjugates women?
In 1649, Maryland was the first colony to enact the first law ever to guarantee the right of worship regardless of its Christian denomination.
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