Spending Money Like it's Going Out of Style

D.C. hands out $15M in bonuses despite recession, budget...

City officials have doled out nearly $15 million in bonuses and awards since Mayor Adrian Fenty took office in January 2007, records obtained by The Examiner under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Apparently the federal cash cows extravagent ways have rubbed off on local city officals. Will there be a federal investigation into this? Or a call for these bonuses to be taxed? Doubtful.

Federal Employees Owe Uncle Sam $3 Billion in Unpaid Taxes...

At a time when the White House is projecting the largest deficit in the nation's history, Uncle Sam is trying to recover billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from its own employees.

Federal workers owe more than $3 billion in income taxes they failed to pay in 2008. According to Internal Revenue Service documents, 276,300 federal employees and retirees owe $3,042,200,000.
I'm sorry what? Three billion dollars in unpaid taxes? If Joe Shmoe is a dollar behind in his taxes, he is hounded to his grave. What makes federal workers different? Plus, I thought it was patriotic to pay taxes. Biden: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

UPDATE: Democrats plan nearly $2 trillion debt limit hike...

Democrats plan to allow the government's debt to swell by nearly $2 trillion as part of a bill next week to pay for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The amount pretty much equals the total of a year-end spending spree by lawmakers and is
big enough to ensure that Congress doesn't have to vote again on going further
into debt until after the 2010 elections.
Yep, the Democrats are taking the defense spending bill, which is usually bipartisan, and adding a provision that would increase the government's debt cieling to increase by another two trillion dollars.

Does this not make you angry? These idiots are spending us to death. Are they so out of touch that they have forgotten the value of money. Is a trillion really nothing to them? Have they forgotten the time in their lives when paying their mortgage seemed like a lot of money? When politicans become so jaded to reality, it's time for them to be replaced.


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