Friday, March 15, 2013

Confession # 3

It sounds really easy.  Don't spend more than you take in.  If you don't have it, don't buy it.  This country is 16 trillion dollars in debt.  It royally pisses me off, when somehow it's okay for the government but not it's people.  I do not mince words and am not about to now, so if you want to bail, here is your chance.

Currently we are living with my father-in-law in his basement.  We are extremely blessed to have such amazing parents and friends.  They have been there unconditionally and I don't know what we would have done without them.  I have Dysautonomia, (look it up) and am on disability.   My husbands employer went out of business but before they did so, they screwed the employees big time!  They took insurance out of the paycheck but then oopsie, they forgot to pay the insurance company.  So for three months we had no insurance and we had no idea till we got the bills from providers..  During that wonderful period I had a biopsy done, among other things.  Then to top it all off their checks started bouncing.  When they shut down, we were out that money as well.  We looked into all the legal options that we had, but since they apparently didn't pay their taxes either, guess who got their money first.  Yep, the government.

Things went downhill from there.  Mr. C had to have three surgeries in the past year and just started physical therapy on his repaired rotator cuff.  My kids are sleeping on mattresses that have springs going through them.  They are wearing clothes that they are growing out of.  We are paying $1200 for insurance that basically takes anything we might get from temporary disability.  The kids are being tossed around so much they don't know which way is up and we are doing everything in our power to try to make things as normal as possible.  So why am I telling you all this you might ask.  There is a point to my madness, I promise.....

I am mad! I am sick and tired of the administration and their greediness, wasteful spending, and their "so called help."  I can't clothe my kids but the TSA gets brand new uniforms, to the tune of 50 million.  We scrape together cheap dinners and Obama spends 1 million on a dinner for a Mexican president.  My boys are wearing jeans that are too small for them and yet Michelle (the poor people's champion) is sporting dresses that could keep my boys clothed for a year.  We haven't taken a vacation in quite a few years and we desperately need one.  While the Obama's have spent 20 million in vacations since he has been in office.  We are spending most of the disability check on insurance and yet Congress and the president are exempt from Obamacare? Really?  Do as I say, not as I do?  

Obama has the audacity to bitch and moan about not having enough money!  Stop wasting it.  Stop throwing it around like it is nothing.  Do you have any idea how much $1000 would help me?  Do you even care? (rhetorical question, I know he doesn't)  It is a slap in the face to all those that are working their asses off, just trying to get by.  Sacrifice is a reality that he has never had to face and it shows in the way he runs this country.  Right into the ground!  Welcome to my reality, you arrogant, ignorant, lazy, pathetic excuse for a president!

Just a little more useless spending...  RoboSquirrel?  Seriously?

A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. cotton.
Studying pig poop. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $141,450 grant under the Clean Air Act to fund a Chinese study on swine manure and a $1.2 million grant to the United Nations for clean fuel promotion.

Amtrak snacks. Federally subsidized Amtrak lost $84.5 million on its food and beverage services in 2011 and $833.8 million over the past 10 years. It has never broken even on these services.
“RoboSquirrel.” $325,000 was spent on a robotic squirrel named “RoboSquirrel.” This National Science Foundation grant was used to create a realistic-looking robotic squirrel for the purpose of studying how a rattlesnake would react to it.

Cupcakes. In Washington, D.C., and elsewhere across the country, cupcake shops are trending. The 10 cupcake shop owners who received $2 million in Small Business Administration loan guarantees, however, can only boast so much of their entrepreneurial ingenuity, since taxpayers are backing them up.
Food stamps for alcohol and junk food. Though they were intended to ensure hungry children received healthy meals, taxpayer-funded food stamps were instead spent on fast food at Taco Bell and Burger King; on non-nutritious foods such as candy, ice cream, and soft drinks; and on some 2,000 deceased persons in New York and Massachusetts. Food stamp recipients spent $2 billion on sugary drinks alone. Improper SNAP payments accounted for $2.5 billion in waste, including to one exotic dancer who was making $85,000 per year.
Beer brewing in New Hampshire. Despite Smuttynose brewery’s financial success and popularity, it is still getting a $750,970 Community Development Block Grant to build a new brewery and restaurant facilities.
A covered bridge to nowhere. What list of government waste would be complete without a notorious “bridge to nowhere”? In this case, it’s $520,000 to fix the Stevenson Road Covered Bridge in Green County, Ohio, which was last used in 2003.

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