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An Aggravating Reminder of Government Waste on Tax Day

MAURY JOSEPH Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 5:41 AM
The Gov't is like a wife: they both HELP me spend my money, but one is better to sleep with.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 6:10 AM
Having government is not like a wife. it's more like a prostitute. A wife will usually have some sense of responsibility in that the money she spends is for her and her family's benefit. A prostitute will spend your money but it isn't for you or your family's benefit. It's strictly for the prostitute's benefit.
Doug5049 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 6:21 AM
A prostitute is morally far superior to government. You can choose not to purchase a prostitute's services. Not so with government. If you do not pay for a prostitute's services, you do not get the prostitute's services. If you do not pay for government's services, government will send men with guns to your home. Prostitutes are far more honest with you than politicians. A prostitute offers a service for a price. You pay the price, you get the service. The prostitute doesn't make any pretenses that there is anything more. She (or he, I guess) doesn't pretend to care about you.
MAURY JOSEPH Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 6:22 AM
Of course you're right, but a prostitute doesn't give it away, the one who GIVES it away is called something else.
johnm h Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 6:49 AM
Dan107 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 8:43 AM
Actually, if you are Secret Service, you get the prostitute's service and you don't pay for it.
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 11:20 AM
Got that right Doug. A hooker is honest about the situation. A hooker doesn't force you to do anything. A hooker is a business woman (to a point, anyway).

Remember the Spending Quiz from 2010, which asked people to guess whether absurd examples of government waste were true or false?

Well, we have a new video on government waste, though bureaucrats and politicians have become so profligate it doesn’t even bother to trick people with fake examples.

While very well done, I do have two small complaints about the video.

First, it asks whether we should cut spending or raise taxes to deal with the national debt. I think that’s too narrow. We shouldn’t be wasting money even if the budget was balanced and there...