Tag Archive: government waste

“Taps” or Just Tapped Out

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In a recent column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he suggested, as a way to cut government spending, that we eliminate military funerals for all veterans except for those who died in combat.  He states that buglers who play “Taps” make $24.50 per service and, although, not excessive, the government is just “tapped out”…

Fisker Karma – Another Obama Boondoggle

Everyone’s probably heard of Solyndra but how many of you have heard of the Fisker Corporation? Two years ago, Henrik Fisker got $529,000,000 (yes, that’s $529 million) in government loan guarantees to start up his electric car company.  All the money hasn’t circled the bowl yet, but I’m predicting it will. Let’s start off with…

Mitt Romney “Gets” What’s Important

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At the DNC, Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, said Mitt Romney “doesn’t get it.”  According to some, Mr. Romney doesn’t relate to the “little people” because he didn’t grow up like average folks.  Well, so what?  Mitt Romney comes from money, I don’t.  I don’t want him to “get” my life; I want…

Stay Out of My Kitchen!

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Let me start out by saying I’m not one of those size 2 gals who won’t eat a Hershey’s kiss because they’re afraid they’ll gain an ounce.  I’m a normal size 12 woman who has fought against weight gain all my adult life.  I try and watch what I eat, not always successfully, but get…

IT and the Government

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Earlier in the year, I wrote an article entitled Government at Work – Ain’t It Grand?, about the inefficiency of any government activity.  Although I’ll have to admit the Department of Motor Vehicles has cleaned up its act and made things move along more smoothly, I stand by my words. Recently, I read even more disturbing…