Just Asking

U.S. taxpayers were paying to run the largest dope ring in the history of Polk County, FL.
In 2011 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office broke up the largest drug ring in the county’s history.
The Sheriff’s Office found that most of those arrested were on some type of federal welfare program.
The ring leader claimed no known means of support when it came to paying taxes put owned 4 rental houses, cars and other property.

In Michigan you have 2 people who are  million dollar lottery winners collecting food stamps because they didn’t have a job.

Here are people who claim to be down and out being subsidized by the U.S. tax payer while living high on the hog .

Or how about the time I was in a gas station and the lady in front of me is buying a 3 dollar cappa-frappa what ever and paying for it with food stamps.

What is wrong with this picture?

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this?

How many other people out there are scamming us tax payers?

How many other people out there see nothing wrong with getting free money from the Government?

What is this kind of thinking costing the U.S. tax payer?

How do we go about changing this way of thinking when we have a Government that thinks people shouldn’t have to be responsable for them selfs?

When we have a president that tells people they shouldn’t have to struggle to be self-sufficient?

I’m just asking.

Free cell phones

In 2011 the Federal Government paid $1.6 billion thats right billion to supply 12.5 million people with free cell phone service!

At an average of $40.00 for basic service that comes to $500,000,000.00 so my question is where did the other 1.2 billion go?

Is  this part of obama’s job plan.

The 2011 appropriations

The 2011 appropriations agreed to and passed by congress. It requires the General Accounting Office to conduct an audit of the waivers from Obamacare that are being issued by Health and Human Services.

Secretary Sebelius has granted more than 1000 waivers.  They have been granted to labor unions, large corporations and one entire state. By what criteria are these waivers being granted, if Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread why is everyone trying to get out of it?

The GAO has also been ordered to audit the effect Obamacare will have on insurance premiums.

There will also be an audit of the comparative effectiveness bureaucracy, established in the 2009 stimulus bill to study which medical techniques are most effective.

Help for the poor and elderly

President Barack Obama plans to spend as much as $200 million worth of taxpayer money to promote his controversial healthcare law.

The records, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, detail the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) multimedia campaign to promote the Affordable HealthCare Act and other HHS initiatives.

Last November the Obama administration spent more than $3 million in taxpayer funds to air national advertisements regarding Medicare and the healthcare overhaul.

Still blaming Bush Obama proposed reductions in spending for Medicare and increasing taxes.
Which ought to help the poor and elderly.

at our expense.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a troubling score of the Obama administration’s proposed budget. Obama claimed that his budget reduced the federal deficit by a trillion dollars, but the non-partisan CBO says that the administration’s estimate miscounted by more than $2 trillion.

Sane people know that you cannot introduce new, gigantic entitlements and reduce spending. Logic has never stopped the liberal establishment from trying to propagate the lie that their policies are “deficit neutral.”

A recent tidbit about former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reveals that the Air Force spent more than $2 million flying her and her cronies between San Francisco and Washington for the past two years. The tab includes $101,429.14 for such “in-flight expenses” as chocolate-covered strawberries. Yes, Madam Speaker liked to live well—at our expense.

U.S. Debt

The only solution to Washington’s debt problem is to just say no. Go to U.S. debt clock Watch how fast Washington is spending our tax money.

Wisconsin protests

Government employee union reform proposals in Gov. Walker’s budget repair bill:

* Limits collective bargaining for most government sector employees to wages only, with wages capped to inflation;
* Union members given the opportunity to vote every year to keep their union;
* State can no longer collect union dues;
* Requires union members to contribute 5.8% of their salary toward their pensions and 12.6% to the cost of their health insurance premiums.
o The comparable nationwide employee healthcare contribution is 20% according to the BLS.
o The comparable employee contribution for retirement was 7.5% in 2009, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute

The bottom line:

* This is about balancing the budget;
* Compared to the national average, it is a modest proposal to ask government workers to contribute to their healthcare and pension;
* The Governor’s full proposal will save $300 million and prevent approximately 5,500 layoffs of state workers and a similar amount of local government employees and teachers. As a result the Governor’s budget will not include furloughs or layoffs;
* Workers will save money because union dues will not be required or collected by the government;
* This bill has had over 17 hours of public hearings and vigorously debated.

A union members response;

Politicians are on the same side of the bargaining table as government employees – against the taxpayers, who aren’t allowed to be part of the negotiation. This is why the head of New York’s largest public union in the mid-’70s, Victor Gotbaum, gloated, “We have the ability to elect our own boss.”

Democratic politicians don’t think of themselves as “management.” They don’t respond to union demands for more money by saying, “Are you kidding me?” They say, “Great – get me a raise too!”

When a hard-working citizen making $40,000 a year in the private sector in Wisconsin sees a unionized public school teacher in a failed system in Milwaukee making just over $100,000 a year average for pay, benefit and pension,and when that same citizen then realizes that that teacher’s pay is for about 1,300 hours of work per year (summers off, vacations throughout the year, 7-hour workdays, etc.) versus 2,000 hours for the private-sector worker, hat citizen is going to say enough is enough.

who’s really behind Wisconsin protests