No Wonder The Government Is Broke

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. pspr


    This is just crazy. The administration doesn't care how much money it wastes. Why can't Biden stay at a Motel 6 for $26 a night?

    Vice President Biden and his entourage spent a little time in London in early February during his first foreign trip of the second term of the Obama administration. A document released today revealed that the cost of lodging in London alone was close to half a million dollars. The contract was awarded on January 30, 2013 to the Hyatt Regency London for a total of $459,388.65.

    Due to obvious security concerns, such contracts are not open to the competitive bidding normally required on government contracts. The accompanying document justifying the "sole source" contract notes that the vice president's group required "approximately 136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights." Based on these figures and the total contract price, each hotel room at the five star hotel cost the U.S. government about $500 per night.
  2. Our elitist government has come to consider the working populace as their own personal slaves. We work. Produce. Are taxed. THEY spend whatever they want.

    And to keep that status quo in effect, they use our money to bribe ne'er do wells with money and bennies to keep the politicos in power so that they can keep abusing the productive.

    Nice gig, if you can get it.

  3. Lucrum


    Our "leaders" think of and treat themselves as if royalty.

    And we keep letting them get away with it. Of course scats explains how they're getting away with it. In short too many with no skin in the game are getting to vote themselves freebies.
  4. So what are you guys going to do to reverse this situation ?
  5. pspr


    It's just unconscionable how they don't give a crap about how they waste our money. If Biden were standing in my living room right now I would punch him right in the mouth. The bastards.
  6. pspr


    And that wasn't the worst of it. Guess what the bill was for just ONE night in a Paris hotel was.

    As it turns out, Vice President Joe Biden's London stay in February was not the most expensive part of his trip. A government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50.
  7. Lucrum


    And that was just Biden's bar tab.
  8. pspr


    Yeah, he drinks the really good stuff when the taxpayers are buying.

    Wray and Nephew Rum - $54,000

    Nun’s Island, Galway Distillery, 25-Year-Old Pure Pot Still Whisky - $195,000

    Diva Premium Vodka - $1.6 Million

    La Ley del Diamante (the Diamond Sterling) Tequila - $1.5 Million

    Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne - $1.9 Million
  9. Lucrum


    A List of Republican Budget Cuts
    These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

    * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.
    * Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.
    * International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.
    * Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.
    * National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
    * National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
    * Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
    * Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.
    * Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
    * U.S. Trade Development Agency -- $55 million annual savings.
    * Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy -- $20 million annual savings.
    * Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding -- $47 million annual savings.
    * John C. Stennis Center Subsidy -- $430,000 annual savings.
    * Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.
    * Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid -- $24 million annual savings.
    * Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half -- $7.5 billion annual savings
    * Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.
    * Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.
    * Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.
    * Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program -- $125 million annual savings..
    * Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.
    * Beach Replenishment -- $95 million annual savings.
    * New Starts Transit -- $2 billion annual savings.
    Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts -- $9 million annual savings
    * Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
    * Title X Family Planning -- $318 million annual savings.
    * Appalachian Regional Commission -- $76 million annual savings.
    * Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
    * Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
    * Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings.
    * Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership -- $200 million annual savings..
    * Energy Star Program -- $52 million annual savings.
    *Economic Assistance to Egypt -- $250 million annually.
    * U.S.Agency for International Development -- $1.39 billion annual savings.
    * General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings.
    * Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- $150 million annual savings.
    *Presidential Campaign Fund -- $775 million savings over ten years.
    * No funding for federal office space acquisition -- $864 million annual savings.
    * End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
    * Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
    * IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
    *Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -- $1 billion total savings.WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT?
    * Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
    * Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of -- $15 billion total savings.
    *Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.WHAT???
    * Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
    *Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- $12.5 million annual savings� WELL ISN'T THAT SPECIAL
    * Eliminate Market Access Program -- $200 million annual savings.
    * USDA Sugar Program -- $14 million annual savings.
    * Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- $93 million annual savings.
    * Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program -- $56.2 million annual savings.
    *Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs-- $900 million savings.
    * Ready to Learn TV Program -- $27 million savings..
    * HUD Ph.D. Program.
    * Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
    *TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
  10. I'm going to put a team together and go through the tax codes page by page. We will call for boycotts on all the businesses that have bought a tax break from their local politician. We will move into the same embassy as Julian Assange at some point...
    #10     Mar 22, 2013