When the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan closed shop on Sept. 30, it reported its "sobering but conservative" estimate that U.S. taxpayers had lost between $31 billion and $60 billion in waste and fraud of the $206 billion Uncle Sam has spent on contracts and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, that's not all. According to the commission's final report, "a similar amount could be lost due to unsustainable projects and programs."
When all else fails, sex sells. The only way to sell the American public on socialism is to use sex appeal because socialism does not appeal to reason or justice. And watching handsome high rollers head to prison is no doubt an Occupy Wall Streeter’s notion of ultimate bondage sex appeal.
MEETING WITH VOTERS in an Andover living room last month, US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren vigorously challenged the idea that Obama Democrats are engaging in "class warfare" when they clamor for higher taxes on the wealthy.
According to a report by the Office of Personnel Management and reported
in Ed O'Keefe's "The Federal Eye" column in the Washington Post, our
government has been sending checks to dead people. "In the last five
years," O'Keefe writes, "the Office of Personnel Management has made
more than $601 million in payments to dead federal retirees, according
to the agency's inspector general. Total annual payouts range between
$100 million and $150 million."
Since President Obama has been in office, the 'Cost of Government Day' has fallen halfway into August. This is fueled largely by explosive federal spending—taxpayers now work 103 days, nearly half of the total cost of government, just to pay for federal spending.
No, the plan does not involve reforming Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, the War in Libya, pork barrel, welfare, cutting federal jobs, or pulling troops out of any of the 150 countries around the world they currently occupy.
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