Sunday, November 01, 2009

Government Sponsored Parties

Our government is paying for one big party after another. $500,000 for a party to celebrate St. Augustine's 450th birthday. $300,000 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While these amounts are tiny compared to the $29 billion spent on improvements to homeland security over the past 7 years and microscopic compared to a budget of a few Trillion Dollars, they do add up and they do partially explain why there are not adequate funds available to cover our Social Security and Medicare programs. Of course, salaries and benefits to federal employees that are about double what they should be means the tax payers are paying for many other lavish parties.

in reference to: Big Government » Blog Archive » Pork Report October 30, 2009: A Caboose To Nowhere Edition (view on Google Sidewiki)

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