Sunday, March 9, 2008

More government waste

I'm convinced that someone could spend every waking hour of every day going through the spending of our state and federal governments and never cease to discover stupid and wasteful spending. Whether it's a bridge to nowhere in Alaska or financing of a study on a question that a 5-year-old could readily answer, our government "leaders" have shown they have no peers when it comes to squandering our money. The latest example is the IRS spending $42 million to send letters to millions of Americans to let them know they'll be getting an economic stimulus check in a couple of months. Duh! The story was in the news for weeks as the White House and Congress worked on the stimulus package, and when they came up with their plan, it was widely reported in the media exactly who would be getting the checks and how much they could expect. In other words, the IRS is spending $42 million of OUR DOLLARS to tell us something we ALREADY KNOW. Just brilliant.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just one more example of the government seeking to remind us of how much they're doing for us, all the while hoping that this paltry amount of cash will make us forget how they've screwed us in almost every imaginable way.

March 10, 2008 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

You said it, brother (or sister).

March 11, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

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