I am interested in hearing your specific examples of the waste of taxpayers money at the city and county level. Today I received a sample ballot, as did my husband, for the General Municipal Election fo the City of Los Angeles. It contains one issue: a single seat for the Board of the LA Community College District. This is at a time of extreme budget constraints!!
Nashville; the Mayor just appointed a new Director @ 179,000 base salary to over-see Bike lanes..!
we only have them in a few areas near downtown and out in the Rich sub-divisions..! He stated he will put togeather a staff and make proposals?
They can not even control rain run off and flooding here, and this is what they come up with...
Local: Little Rock, Arkansas
Pulaski County School District and North Little Rock School District receives millions and millions of state tax dollars for "desegregation purposes" each year. It is wasted continually and now the State Attorney General's Office is involved.
Of course the New site is dragging the information out so we will watch the telecast. This is old news since it has gone own for over a decade now and it never gets resolved. Arkansas shuts down smaller schools statewide because of the "state budget" for schools, but it is perfectly OK to waste dollars in these 2 School Districts. Dumb!
Our government inefficiencies are becoming burdensome. From dishonest governors in Illinois to recall elections in Wisconsin.
Where is American frugality?
We need teamwork not division.
We need standards of excellence not controversy.
Where do I start?
Our local citycouncilman (we call him Rob Wrong) erected a statue in the park behind our house. And paved a walkway to it.
Now they are building a skatepark (because the basketball court that's there attracts the "criminal element").
I'm all in favor of parks.
But how about
a) turning the lights on at night
b) cutting the grass so the soccer teams who play there on Sundays (probably paying the city for the privilege) don't have to bring out mowers themselves
c) maybe a security patrol once in awhile. Just to keep the druggies and prostitutes who do business right behind my fence in check.
Priorities? Where are they???
4 million dollars for an animal rescue building. How many homeless children would that money house?
by Gary Anderson 9 years ago
While I support Obama's foreign policy, I hate the scam of Summers and Geithner, which will allow a huge transfer of wealth from the taxpayer to the banks. This is the biggest rip off of the American taxpayer in history. Here is the link and video:http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/ar …...
by Doug Hughes 8 years ago
I make a mortgage payment to the US government, the USDA, to be exact. The government will make $108,000 over the life of the loan. It's a self-help project for low income first-time homeowners. It's a win-win-win. The homeowner gets in with sweat equity. The project creates jobs for the...
by LiamBean 9 years ago
I'm not attempting to swat a hornet's nest here. I just keep hearing the refrain "no government is good government" or words to that effect.According to the tea-party folks I've spoken to government is wasteful, bloated, and ineffectual. Which makes me wonder; where do we draw a line? Is...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://wac.0873.edgecastcdn.net/800873/ … 217111.jpgThis graph says it all!
by Steven Escareno 7 years ago
I just saw the new "waiting for superman" documentary, and it had a lot of scary facts about the decline of our school system. many of which may be next to impossible to abolishing. Like did you know that teacher's with tenure are often the worst teachers in our school...
by JON EWALL 7 years ago
Why are taxpayer funds given to political action non-profits who contribute to political campaigns?Payback to campaign donors for support during an election seems to be just another way to waste taxpayer money. The politics of Washington and our Government are corrupt.
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