Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just putting things in perspective.....


If you haven't already voted, Tuesday you will be going to vote for your congressman, senator, gob'nor or whoever.  In doing so, you will be exercising the only control you have over your government -- you remember = that government that 'is for the people, by the people, and of the people!'  

Pop quiz: How much income tax did you pay last year?  Just a rhetorical question of course, I don't want to know ---  but here's my point.

The government  (people) that we don't elect.... you know - all those tens of thousands of regulation writers, legal beagle attack dogs nipping at your heels, that ruling class that really runs this country -- not those few that we vote for every two years...  

They not only control your life, 24-7, they also spend your money, 24-7!  For example, it has just been discovered through the Freedom of Information Act that most of those gob'mint employees are issued federal credit cards -- and they can use them as they see fit...  but they must remember one important rule. Never, but never, spend more than $3,000 on a single purchase -- to ensure that they don't have to report the purchase, explain the purchase, and especially - they don't have shop for a competitive price. 

What the heck are you talking about, Pecoz?

During the last fiscal year, government employees (our servants - hah!) spent more than $20,000,000,000 [BILLION] dollars by simply swiping those credit cards at Starbucks, JC Penny's, health clubs, and in places we don't want to hear about..  But again, individually they are micro-purchases --- and don't count!

I don't know about you folks, but if I purchase cafe lattes or bagels for $2800 bucks, that ain't no MICRO-purchase --- that's a major expense..

I'll leave you with a math quiz. Take the bottom line amount of federal income taxes you paid last year.... divide it into twenty billion dollars... and voila! You have just figured out how many American taxpayers it takes to pay for the Starbucks coffee micro-purchases by our employees - those dedicated public servants, last year. 

I'll give you an example - and then you do your own work based on your tax bill.

20,000,000,000 ÷ 1200 (tax dollars) = 16,666,667 (tax payers) (millions) 

No wonder they keep those money printing presses running on three shifts... us tax payers can't afford our own servants..... and none of this counts toward the really big spending.... this $20 Billion is just for that chump change, micro stuff.....

In case you doubt my spending number, click here for a source, or... Google, "$20 Billion, federal, micro purchases" and check some of the others!  

(I would appreciate any comments from you math gurus, if you think I went wrong with this post somewhere!)

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