by John Vodila
Serve: definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary; to be a servant.
Middle English, from Anglo-French servir, from Latin servire to be a slave, serve, from servus slave, servant. First known use: 13th century.
What a game, this dog and pony show over the ‘BUDGET’ what a joke, is anyone taking these mental misfits seriously?
Obama: “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”
So let me see if I got this right; we don’t have the money in the ‘coffers’ for the sick, starving, unemployed or the social security checks for the ones who have worked and paid into social security for 35-45 years or more here in the US and the Veterans who have served and their benefits; too bad so sad!!!
But we do have the money to run thousands of military bases here in the US and over 800 military bases in over 130 countries around the world, build billion dollar embassy’s in London, Iraq and Pakistan just recently, 3 billion in aid to Israel every year, overthrowing invading, occupying and destroying (we call war) working on 6 countries; Afghanistan, Iraq (Cost so far according to costofwar.com $1,221,624,600,000 at 13:35 on the 16th of July, 2011 $200,000 per minute for Iraq and Afghanistan alone), Pakistan, Libya(The first day a cost to the US of $100 million in missiles alone) , Yemen, Somalia and not including all the black op excursions going on in South America and only God knows where else.
Congress Members Handed Out Bonuses to Staffs During Budget Crisis
Even as deep federal budget cuts loomed at the end of last year, members of Congress from both parties paid taxpayer-funded bonuses to their staffs.
Overall, House members spent about $21.5 million more on their office payrolls for the fourth quarter of 2010, when bonuses are traditionally paid, than they spent for the average of the three previous quarters, according to LegiStorm, a Washington group that tracks congressional pay.
Defeated and retiring lawmakers paid an average bonus of about $4,000. Returning lawmakers paid an average $2,300, the group found.
The money came out of the average $1.5 million allocated to each office for expenses including salaries, travel and bottled water purchases — money that, if unspent at the end of the year, goes back to the Treasury. Some lawmakers have boasted of sending leftover funds from their office budgets to the Treasury to show their frugal ways.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s wealth grows 62% to $35.2M, Boehner, Reid’s worth increases too
BY ALIYAH SHAHID
Thursday, June 16, 2011
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s net worth skyrocketed 62% last year, to a jaw-dropping $35.2 million, according to financial disclosure forms released Wednesday.
Pelosi, the former House speaker, wasn’t alone.
The California Democrat’s gavel-gripping successor, Republican John Boehner, also saw his wealth get a boost, with the Ohio GOPer’s net worth increasing from $1.8 million in 2009 to $2.1 million last year.
The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See
Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On
#1 A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft. The goal of this “video game research” is reportedly to study how “emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games and online virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life can help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in the global marketplace.”
#2 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the University of New Hampshire $700,000 this year to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.
#6 The National Institutes of Health spent approximately $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.
#8 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $175 million during 2010 to maintain hundreds of buildings that it does not even use. This includes a pink, octagonal monkey house in the city of Dayton, Ohio.
#10 $35 million was reportedly paid out by Medicare to 118 “phantom” medical clinics that never even existed. Apparently these “phantom” medical clinics were established by a network of criminal gangs as a way to defraud the U.S. government.
#15 The U.S. Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on a television commercial during the Super Bowl that was so poorly produced that virtually nobody understood what is was trying to say.
#20 Almost unbelievably, the National Institutes of Health was given $800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.
Read all of them and the full report at theeconomiccollapseblog.com
Want more? Be sure to read this from 2009 we can only imagine how much worse it’s got since then.
50 Examples of Government Waste
The fact of the matter is, all these programs and crazy things the government wastes and over-pays money on are trivial and comparable to having a three thousand dollar monthly income with thirty thousand dollar monthly expenses and debating on how to cut thirty dollars in spending, I don’t know for sure how close this analogy is but I bet I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt.
Imperialism an article I wrote back in March of 2010 that can be viewed here in my words sums it up.
Definition of imperialism:
The policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
Imperialism equals fascism and ruination and make no mistake about it, Imperialism has being realized here and now in the U.S.A and is the real issue of the federal budget, it cannot be sustained.This is what has already turned many of us and soon will turn all of us into nothing more than serves, serves to a military industrial complex that nothing but sheer bankruptcy can stop and it’s not too far off in the future.
The federal budget and the serves… too bad so sad.