$823,000 to study South African genitalia washing
$1.8 million for a Las Vegas sign museum
$997,766 to put poetry in zoos
$224,000 for a statue of a bus
$615,000 for a California college to digitiza their Grateful Dead collection.
I don't think so and Congress wonders why we're against earmarks. See the rest at
http://coburn.senate.gov/public//index. … 5eb44e7f18
I am really astounded at some of the things we pay for, and then the 'results' of the studies, that are not even accurate, as disclosed six months later, when all evidence has been compiled.
and people call Anarchists radicals... LOL
Simply amazing. I wonder if "tax revolts" are going to come back into vogue.
I think if every bill were presented as a sole bill, without add-ons of any kind, thebills would be clear to everyone, including Head Mistress Nancy. More would get passed because they wouldn't bicker back and forth about what to take out or put in. It's one law. That's it. You want funding for studying anything, it's a separate appropriation.
Yeah, it's too bad that those Rethugs have no intelligence, just reactionary idiocy. Don't have the brain power to use discretion, just see this as a political SCORE, and they run with it. Idiots.
Thanks to this "new" political spin of no earmarks, which is less than 1% of the problem, they will cut funds for day-care. It's already happening in Kansas. They cut day-care funds, so the moms can't afford to work. They are giving their kids up to the State cause they can't support them. Heartless and cruel policy. But HEY--Uber Rich got more back in taxes!!!
Same as that Cruella witch in Arizona. SHE needed money for the prison system, so she took it from organ transplants. People will die, but the prison-for-profit will soar!
I swear, I wish I was a magic witch myself. I'd spinkle all these Cold-Bloods with poppy dust like in The Wizard of Oz. Just go to sleep for a century....come back when you have a heart.
It's only 1%? This 1% has been going on for decades. What would you say is the greatest percentage of the problem? What exactly do you think the problem is? Why do you think it neccessary for the government to pay for day care?
Did you realise that the governor of Arizona only approved the discontinuation of transplants that don't enjoy high success rates? Like double lung transplants.... that is where the story originated from. A young lady with cystic fibrosis who was initally approved for a state funded transplant and then turned down because of changes in policy. Why shouldn't big evil pharma pick up the tab? So many seem to be very particular about who they blame for their problems. However they don't seem to be particular as to who picks up the tab. So long as it's not them. If their life is not going well, it must be someone else's fault? Some will always play the role of the perpetual victim in life.
If single mothers wish to live off the taxes of "rich" people, maybe they should have had children with rich fathers. It sounds cruel, I'll agree. However if you wan't something different, you have to do something different. If you have something GIVEN to you, it can EASILY be taken away. Your Kansas example proves that. However, if you EARN it all on your own. No one can take it away, except by your own hand.
There are thousans of prospective parents who would like to adopt children. This would enable some single parents to "have something different". It's not the answer to all, but it may be for some.
If the government would get out of peoples personal lives, it will leave more room for family responsibility. Currently many families actually think it's the GOVERNMENTS responsibility to raise families. How crazy is that?
All this pork...just tells me that they collect way too much in taxes. They're looking for stupid things to fund so that their constituency votes for them. I want pictures of all those people who head those projects and the legislator who backed it and put them up on a hall of shame webpage so we know who these knuckleheads are.
"Why do you think it neccessary for the government to pay for day care? "
Because the cost of living is way too high, and the wages are way too low.
Because you gvt Buttinski's have made it dam near impossible for abortions in certain places in America, and a lot of these girls have no choice.
And telling someone to have a baby then give it away.....is possibly the most cruel form of gvt intrusion I can think of.
Wait...the government told someone to have a baby? Oh, you mean they couldn't get an abortion and were told to have the baby instead then give it away. Got it. Sometimes life gets in the way of our dreams but we'll all be followed by the mistakes we make. Could you imagine if everyone had to pay, literally or figuratively, for all of each other's mistakes? Wow. That would lead to some kind of anarchist chaos. That's just not how life is supposed to work. We live, we make decisions, we live with the consequences of our actions.
I participated in that study of South African genitalia washing...
it was a ballsy analysis.. one might even say it took a lot of testicular fortitude to pull it off.
I don't want to sound cocky abut they will one day want to erect a statue to the researchers
Only $615,000 for a California college to digitize their Grateful Dead collection?
Now I'm ticked off.
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