Posted by: arnegrim | December 21, 2012

Paying for veterans to protect our schools

“The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets.

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $1.2 million grant to the United Nations for clean fuel promotion.

Federally subsidized Amtrak lost $84.5 million on its food and beverage services in 2011 and $833.8 million over the past 10 years.

Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties

Washington will spend $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job

The Pentagon recently spent $998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida.

Over half of all farm subsidies go to commercial farms, which report average household incomes of $200,000.

Congress appropriated $20 million for “commemoration of success” celebrations related to Iraq and Afghanistan

Washington recently spent $1.8 million to help build a private golf course in Atlanta, Georgia”

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/10/50-examples-of-government-waste

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/16/top-10-examples-of-wasteful-federal-spending-in-2012/

Gee… I don’t know… where could they possibly get the $ from to pay for securing the safety of our children…

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  1. How on earth do they get away with it?! I’m over here counting my pennies, paying my bills, being responsible for my own… And when ends don’t meet, I don’t go knocking on rich people’s doors asking for anything… no… I put my head down, come up with a plan, squeeze the budget a little tighter and work a little harder to make a little more…
    And if it came down to protecting the kids… you’d best believe it would be FIRST priority!


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