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You really have to wonder about the people in office right now. Last week, tea party protests were held all over the USA. Now the Democrats want tea party activists to think they’re trying to cut taxes, make government smaller, and reign in the deficit.
First, President Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on tax day, April 15th and said that tea party activists should “be saying thank you” for the tax cuts enacted by his administration.
Then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared Sunday, April 18th on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He was asked about the tea party protests and responded by saying “We’ve just been through eight years where many people said deficits don’t matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally.” “You don’t hear people say anymore deficits don’t matter. You don’t hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That’s an important change.”
The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has just released a study announcing that each new GM car costs taxpayers $12,200 and each new Chrysler costs taxpayers $7,600. The report made several assumptions to determine this cost.
Jalopnik.com, a well-known automotive blog provides analysis on this report and trys to debunk some of its conclusions. Only time will tell how many cars GM and Chrysler will sell and IF they will ever repay the TARP funds.
Your tax dollars at work!
James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles have done it again. Their fifth video was filmed at the ACORN office in San Diego and it appears that the ACORN worker actually offers to help bring under age girls to the USA for the purposes of prostitution. To see it, please visit www.BigGovernment.com.
Many people say that ACORN should lose all federal funding. They were on track to receive Billions next year. I agree and so do all but 7 US Senators…good luck to those 7 in getting re-elected! But I have a bigger issue with ACORN. How many real criminals have they helped break federal and state laws against prostitution, tax evasion and fraud, among others? Can you say RICO? Why is the FBI not at every ACORN office in the country right now sifting through email and other records? Who is protecting this organization and why?
I was driving to Columbus, OH today and sat behind a late-model Chevy minivan with government plates. Not two miles later I went by a truck that looked like it was hauling crushed cars from the Cash for Clunkers program. That got me thinking…why not have government employees drive the clunkers?
According to an article by the the Huffington Report, the US government vehicle fleet includes over 642,000 cars and costs taxpayers $3.4 BILLION per year! I wonder how much less it would cost to keep all those clunkers on the road? Could it be done for less than $5,295 per vehicle per year?