Monday, April 29, 2013

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) Blowing your money in the wind.

Congresswoman's Round-the-World Trip Cost Taxpayers $23K
The House Committee on the Judiciary reported Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) traveled around the world on an official trip in February that cost $23,646. The February 16-22 trip on commercial flights was to Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee did not travel over or back with CODEL Landrieu that included several members of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. The delegation was to meet with local community leaders, adoption officials, and other government officials, such as the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took commercial flights over and caught up with the delegation in Seoul, South Korea. After visiting South Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia she then left the delegation early for her return commercial fight through Frankfurt Germany.

The trip costs included $19,970 for transportation, $1,292 for per diem, and $2,385 for other purposes.

New Jersey’s elite $100K Club of retired public officials is growing bigger and fatter

New Jersey’s elite $100K Club of retired public officials is growing bigger and fatter.

The number of retirees collecting more than $100,000 a year from state pensions hit 1,474 in 2012 – an increase of nearly 50 percent in two years, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of state pension data.
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Friday, April 26, 2013


Jihad Bums

As most have already heard, the brothers Tsarnaev lived on the taxpayer dole before bombing the Boston Marathon.  The American response to this revelation is nicely summed up on the cover of The Boston Herald, in big, bold print: "WHAT NERVE."
Yes, how dare they?  How dare they take our money and then hate us for giving it to them?  How could they do such a thing?

It's really rather simple why we have this reaction.  Americans have an improper understanding of what welfare actually is.  Many among us believe it to be charity and have the naiveté to believe that it will be accepted by poor, beleaguered beneficiaries as such.
But welfare bestows entitlement, not charity -- and its result is not gratitude, but resentment.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The deals, but of course.....

Labor secretary nominee accused of cutting 'secret deal,' costing taxpayers up to $200M

Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez cut a "secret deal behind closed doors" with leaders of a Minnesota city, persuading them to drop a contentious lawsuit in exchange for the Justice Department staying out of whistleblower cases brought against the city, according to a congressional Republican report. 
The "quid pro quo," according to the report, potentially cost taxpayers as much as $200 million.

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