By Jacob Sullum
According to a report from a shoe store in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the Army Corps of Engineers “created or saved” nine jobs when it used money allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to buy nine pairs of work boots. The Wall Street Journal reports that the store’s owner, frustrated by the government’s confusing online forms, enlisted the help of his 42-year-old daughter, who figured nine — the number of people who would use the boots on the job — made as much sense as any other answer. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2009
By Jacob Sullum
The U.S. Senate is now trying to speed-read the 2,074 pages of the health care takeover bill after 60 senators voted to proceed on Nov. 21. It only took an insertion of $300 million to buy wavering Sen. Mary Landrieu’s vote in what some call the second “Louisiana Purchase.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid is boasting that the whole thing could be done before Christmas. If that is so, then Americans will find an enormous lump of coal in their stockings, big enough to change America forever.
President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi tell us in reassuring tones that if we just gulp down their socialized medicine, health care will be simpler, more efficient, cost less and lower the federal deficit. They stop just short of claiming the plan will cure baldness and let us shed weight by eating more cheeseburgers. Continue reading
By Bob L.
Federal, State, City, County, no matter how you do it, say it, collect it, it comes down to the same thing, Bankruptcy, foreclosure, loss of Business, loss of jobs, and loss of taxes to keep this Country from going Bankrupt.
Until the Governments stop their GREED, and stop spending money that does not belong to them and start bringing BUSINESSES back to this Country, and lowering taxes to all and stop lining their pockets, this Country is in for a big crash again, and mite not recover this time.
By Carey Gillam
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) – Dave Huston’s Kansas-based plastics company is down to 34 employees from 63 a year ago. With the U.S. recession starting to retreat, he would like to add back workers but will likely buy new equipment instead.
The reason? With Kansas joining the ranks of U.S. states scrambling to shore up a near-insolvent unemployment insurance fund, Huston’s business is facing an almost certain rise in state payroll taxes in 2010. Continue reading
You are entering a zone of idiots very unpredictable, and can never make up their minds, and very wishy washy, or scatter brained.
By Steven Milloy
WASHINGTON – More than $98 billion in taxpayer dollars spent by government agencies was wasted, much of it on questionable claims for tax credits and Medicare benefits, representing an increase of $26 billion from the previous year.
In all, about 5 percent of spending in federal programs in fiscal year 2009 was improper, according to new details of a government financial report that were released Tuesday. Saying the overall error rate was similar in 2008, officials attributed the $26 billion jump to some changes in how to define improper spending as well as an increase in overall spending due to the recession. Continue reading
Reid and Pelosi can’t wait to take the American people for every thing that they have, that Go s for Obama, now if this passes we have to make sure that they have to pay all taxes that every one over $250,000 and pay tax on their medical plans, and not let them exempt them selves from paying.
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON – Setting up a historic year-end debate, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid unveiled his long-awaited version of legislation to reshape the nation’s health care system Wednesday night, a measure designed to extend coverage to 94 percent of eligible Americans and bar private industry from denying insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions. Continue reading
ATLANTA – A Kuwaiti logistics company inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops based in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Public Warehousing Co. has been charged with making false statements, submitting false claims and committing wire fraud, said acting U.S. Attorney Gentry Shelnutt.
The company, also known as Agility, has received more than $8.5 billion in food supply contracts. Federal prosecutors say its contract with the government is scheduled to expire in December 2010. Agility did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Continue reading
Report: Millions of couples, retirees may have to repay some of Obama tax credit
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer
November 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit.
Taxpayers are at risk if they have more than one job, are married and both spouses work, or receive Social Security benefits while also earning taxable wages, according to a report Monday by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration. Continue reading
Clipart by Clker.com – My Opinion By Bob L
Lets get real if you are going to go after climate change people, if you are going to do it, do it right, don’t stop on the ground (look up) go every where even the WHITE HOUSE.
Climate change is getting to be nothing but political and not the truth, it is for profit only because no one has studied all aspects of global warming, if they had, you would not see some causes ignored.
1. Where is the study of air craft on the cause of ?
2. Where is the study of what large amounts of wind generators will do to? (fact: they use large fans to keep crops from freezing ) [Farmers without wind machines can turn to helicopters, which also push warm air down toward the earth.Eighty percent of citrus farmers use wind machines to warm their groves.]
3. Where is the study of what large amounts of solar panels will do? Continue reading