Do you wonder why we are in debt?
The government spends money like drunken Democrats and even the Republicans are not saying anything about this. There are two multi million dollar outrages. This is government spending that should never happen.
What is it?
First, the government has spent millions of our tax dollars to have a Hollywood producer make a soap opera for the Internet. Actor-director Robert Townsend created “Diary of a single mom”. Townsend’s company, One Economy Corp. has received more than $28 million in stimulus funding to help boast broadband Internet service to “underserved” areas of the country. His company has used at least $1.5 million to produce the online soap opera, featuring Billy Dee Williams, of Star Wars fame.
Where do we even start with this?
First, why are stimulus dollars being used to produce a soap opera? Robert Townsend is an actor who has had some success in Hollywood. Does anyone not believe that if he wanted to, he could find sponsors and backing for this venture without taking money from the American taxpayers?
According to a spokesman for One Economy, between $1.5 million and $2 million of the $28.5 million grant were used to produce programming not available in the mainstream media. The mainstream media creates programming that people want to watch and is profitable. What does that say about the programming One Economy wants to offer? Probably that most people do not want to watch it.
The remaining roughly $27 million was used to connect 150,000 new subscribers in “underserved communities.” Why is the government out spreading broadband? This is something the private sector needs to be doing.
Another phenomenal waste of money is coming from the Defense Department. The Defense budget is being slashed.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is from California. He likes California. His wife lives and works in California. And every weekend Panetta flies back to California. There would be nothing wrong with that. Many people have those type of arrangement and buy their tickets every week so they can see their spouse.
Panetta does not buy a ticket. He pays for the equivalent of a ticket. Instead he flies back on a United States Air Force VIP transport. The cost per trip is $30,000. In plain English, Panetta’s weekend jaunts to his home in California will cost the Defense Department about $1.5 million dollars this year.
The military is being gutted by the Obama regime, yet this kind of waste abounds.
As the military budget is being cut, personnel are being let go from the service, weapons systems are being delayed or cancelled, ships and aircraft are being retired from service without replacements. Yet as the cuts are being made, you can be certain that the VIP Transport Wing of the Air Force, which is home to the 747 that is typically referred to as Air Force One, will not be cut. Not only does the President travel using these Air Planes, so do members of the Executive Branch and members of Congress get to travel on the Air Force luxury air craft when they go on their junkets, er, I mean their fact finding vacations, er, I mean missions.
The obvious question is why aren’t the Republicans all over this waste? Does anyone in Washington care?
Does anyone wonder why America is broke?
To my tea party friends, I will be at the polls before they open and after they close - we need to make plans and insure that tea party members will be a t the polls.
I will be there either out front or inside as an election judge. We must protect the vote. Our DOJ will not protect our interests that run counter to the socialist in the WH.
Not on subjet but: I recently came across a new (to me) web site www.AmericansElect.org, It is about putting the vote back in the hands of the people. Isn't that what we want? Check it out.
heard about this web site yesterday and I have not checked it out yet. I did understand the purpose is to change the way America votes. It is to do away with the 2 party system so there will be no partisan votes. Sounds good in theory, but if the roll it out in this election it could guarantee a re election for the WH and then any voting system will not be needed. Elections will no longer matter.
Yes and no on your reply. It appears to be a means to select a canadate for the pres election. The guy who is running it is an x-marine Elliot Ackerman. I would love for this system to be expand to the voting on legislative bills. Especially old ones that should be revisited.
Richard, FYI. There is and has never been an x-marine. We were either active,reserve or former Marines. In 2009 the Commandant (our boss ) reclassified all Marines as Marines. As the saying goes "Once a Marine, always a Marine"
Semper Fi - Do or Die
Some say thet care and then break our trust...the Tea Party is for honor and honesty. Newt Gingrich was disciplined in January 1997 by the House of Representatives for ethics accusations, although a full hearing was avoided. He resigned from the House on November 5, 1998, three days after being elected to his 11th term. what did they have on ...Newt.... for him to Resign 3 days after being elected...
what was Newts Pledge :Contract With America.... 1994
As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.
That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print.
This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.
Like Lincoln, our first Republican president, we intend to act "with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right." To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves....Newt Pledged even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives....84 ethic violations...
America is BROKE from 10 year war. plain and simple
The wars pale in comparison to the FED spending and the Welfare spending. We have disabled the free market system, by creating money out of thin air, which robs everyone of their life's work. We have no choice, but to remove Obama ASAP. We can not be concerned for trying to maintain all the people who feed off of the rampant corruption. Please remember the Tea Party is not a group to be co-opted. We are a grass roots movement.
MV> Wrong! America is broke because of liberals loonies like obama, Pelosi, Harry Reid, and YOU!
Our national debt is over $15,000,000,000,000. Bernie Sanders put an amendment last year on the Wall Street reform bill. The GAO conducted a study and discovered secret loans totaling over $16,000,000,000,000. That is more than all the overspending this country has done since the administration of George Washington. The money we owe for the national debt plus the money we lent through the FED to foreign banks, American banks, and American corporations comes to over $100,000 for every man, woman, and child in the United States. If you are married with 3 kids that comes to half a million for your family. Can you take out your check book and write a check to the government to cover your portion? If you are wealthy please double or triple your contribution to cover the payments for the citizens who have no money.
Time to forget about the President and Congress squandering millions. Let's try to reign in the 'loans' in the hundreds of billions, especially those knocking on the door of a trillion.
We own Bernie Sanders a great big thank you and Ron Paul too for pushing this all important issue of our life times. Europe is going to make a big splat when the implode. Let's not forget the close relationship Obama has to Geithner. His mother worked for Peter Geithner, Tim's dad. http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/barack-obama-mother-and-timot...
Royce: Take a look at my blogs. They all scream that it's a money problem. The system provides a temptation to all elected congressmen and senators and for some reason more so on the Democratic side.
The system needs to be change to minimize the temptation. http://www.teapartynation.com/profile/josephCAvila