Congress forces buy of C-17’s – Pentagon says Not Needed

This was a video report on The Fleecing of America (Brian Williams) Clipping the Wings of C-17’s Cargo Planes Video Pentagon says ENOUGH, NO more, but Congress is forcing the Pentagon to BUY more C-17’s that the Pentagon did not request . Supposedly this is not the first time Congress has forced the Pentagon on this issue. (report says it has happened before, starting in 2006) John McCain has also asked the Congress to STOP. When asked WHY Congress is doing this, John McCain says that the reason is that “they have subcontractors in every State in the Union…most Congressional Districts.” Kit Bond (R) Missouri gives his reason why Congress SHOULD continue forcing the Pentagon to BUY more C-17’s THAT THEY DO NOT NEED. Seeing as this has been an ongoing problem, it would seem that Americans should find out who the others are in Congress that are forcing this issue (past and present/whether Republican or Democrat). I certainly agree that “There does appear to be some Political Engineering” going on here. I believe Americans should be interested in the real reason certain Congress members are forcing this issue, and just how they are personally benefiting. We the people should intend to find out before voting in November 2010. 0.000000 0.000000 February 2, 2010

Idiots, Jackasses; and MORE Idiots and Jackasses…

Our government has a history of being run by Idiots and Jackasses. What makes it even worse, is that many of them were dishonest, greedy, self-fullfilling TOLLHEADS! A CrackerJack box full of CrackheadJacks!

What is poor Obama supposed to do with the inheritance of that historical mess anyway? To make matters even worse for Obama is the fact that many of those Idiots, Jackasses, and TOLLHEADS, (Democrat or Republican), are still in their elected offices; including those others still remaining that collect a paycheck from their employer -THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS. flag1Photo Source Unknown

CONGRESS GAVE THEMSELVES A PAY RAISE THIS YEAR…!!!!!

If that is true; and I, for one, would not be surprised if it is, then I guess those SENATORS and CONGRESSMEN are very confident that in 2010 and 2012: They will be voted back in.

What do the American people think?

Save Our Kids in America

“…National Human Trafficking…. i didnt get the whole name it was taken off the screen too fast, but i did get the phone number first: 888 373 7888. Or call your congressmen to ask what they are doing about it.

Childcare outsourcing Video

Report: Many U.S. Parents Outsourcing Child Care Overseas | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Sending Child Overseas in a BOX for daycare!

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It makes me sick!

Put simply, Washington and Wall Street are now so terrified by the true condition of America’s banks, they have resorted to COOKING THE BOOKS!Source Dr. Weiss, Money and Markets

CNN attempts to Block CNN Reporter’s Video

Scroll down below to see video before it is blocked.

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Scrubbed! CNN yanking tea party ’embarrassment’ …Demands YouTube remove video of fed-up citizens berating reporter…Posted: April 19, 2009…7:40 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn…© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Screenshot of CNN’s copyright claim status on YouTube video

Cable television news network CNN has attempted to block a video on YouTube.com that shows “tea party” protesters in Chicago confronting the network’s reporter Susan Roesgen over her allegedly biased and “not fair” coverage of the event.

Members of Founding Bloggers.com were on hand to videotape the crowd’s response to Roesgen’s report, in which she badgered protesters on air, summarizing her report by describing the tea party as “anti-government, anti-CNN, since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox.”

Roesgen’s report included arguments with the tea partiers, tossing out contrary positions and demanding her subjects justify their positions, as well as an antagonistic interview with a protester whose sign read, “Obama is a fascist.”

“That’s not representative of most of the people out here,” charged an unidentified woman after the CNN cameras were turned off. Confronting Roesgen, she added, “You are not talking to regular, mainstream people; you picked people to talk to. … We’ve watched what you’ve been doing here, and it’s not fair.”

The man Roesgen had been interviewing right before CNN’s coverage stopped was also captured by the Founding Bloggers camera, saying, “We don’t have any respect for CNN, because it doesn’t respect us.”

When the blog posted the video on YouTube – showing a portion of Roesgen’s report, followed by its own footage – however, the clip was scrubbed and replaced with the message, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Cable News Network
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WHY Does This Not Make Any Sense…

We are all aware of the “so called” fact that it “COSTS MONEY TO MAKE MONEY”.

Can someone please explain WHY, when “GIVEN” a stimulus of 1.5 Billion, the States are complaining that it will COST 1.2 Million to DISBURSE that 1.5 Billion – for the “Purpose of Stimulating” their State economy. They call is a “a major time suck” to ADMINISTER this money.

It appears the states past history does not have in place the guidelines or staff to Ensure Transparency or Curb Abuses of the Taxpayers Money. So now they need more money in order to disburse this FREE-Taxpayers-Stimulus-Money.

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Stimulus funds costing states cash
Cash-strapped governments must shell out dollars or risk losing federal aid
The Associated Press
updated 4:35 p.m. CT, Fri., April 17, 2009

LINCOLN, Neb. – When it comes to the $787 billion in federal stimulus money flowing from Washington to the states, it will…cost money to SPEND money.

Nebraska’s governor’s office told lawmakers it expects to spend more than $1.2 million over two years to oversee disbursement of about $1.5 billion Nebraska stands to receive in federal stimulus funds.

Other states are in similar straits. But Washington — at least for now — isn’t handing out money for states to hire auditors and accountants, and the STIMULUS LAW requires stringent reporting from states to Ensure Transparency and Curb Abuses.

“I don’t really have a good solution of where to come up with the money,” the Nebraska governor’s chief of staff, Larry Bare, told lawmakers this week on the Appropriations Committee. Not doing so isn’t an option: “We ignore doing a good job of that at our own peril,” Bare said.

Under the law, if states miss a deadline or don’t spend the money fast enough, they lose the cash. Vice President Joe Biden warned last month that if states misspend the money, “don’t look for any help from the federal government for a long while.”

But states across the country are asking how they’re supposed to oversee the disbursement of billions of dollars intended to boost the economy with no budget to do so. At a conference last month at the White House, state officials asked whether they should use templates for reporting, and whether there’s any way of centralizing the information among states.

The White House said help is on its way, and it is looking at ways for states to get more money more quickly for oversight.

“The administration has been working with state officials to tackle the oversight challenges that they are facing,” said Tom Gavin, a spokesman for the White House Office of Management and Budget. “We want states to have the resources and the flexibility — on top of what is already in place — to make sure that Recovery Act funds are invested smartly to create jobs today and build a foundation for the country’s long-term economic growth.”

As with all federal money distributed to states, government rules allow states to allocate a portion for administrative costs. But states are complaining that the money isn’t enough to cover the cost of increased oversight and reporting obligations, and that it may arrive too slowly to cover expenses they need to pay immediately.

In South Carolina, staffers are working nights and weekends.

“We’re doing it on the cheap because we really don’t have a choice,” said Richard Eckstrom, South Carolina’s comptroller general. Eckstrom is head of a task force that will set up a state system to track how federal stimulus money is used.

“We’re not being paid to do it,” Eckstrom said. “We’re doing it with existing staff. We’re doing it with existing technology.”

In Colorado, state officials have complained they’re trying to make stimulus spending transparent but haven’t been given money for a Web site or publicist.

Don Elliman, Colorado’s economic development director who also leads a volunteer oversight panel set up to audit Colorado’s spending, called sorting through the stimulus particulars “a major time suck.”

“We’re doing the best we can,” he said. A spokesman for Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says Colorado officials have no estimate for how much they’ll spend administering stimulus spending.

In Nebraska, coordination costs include salaries for four new staff members: two accountants, an information officer and a budget analyst.

Every state is moving through the same process at the same time, said Todd Haggerty, research analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures, so if one state solves a problem, another state could benefit.

But with new directions coming daily from Washington, “it’s definitely a moving target,” Haggerty said.

Meanwhile, Nebraska, like many other states, faces a budget shortfall, and some lawmakers are skeptical of the high cost.

“There’s no rubber stamp on this,” said state Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha. “We’re going to have to ask more questions and they’re going to have to provide more information as we go down the road.”

Other lawmakers wonder whether the state is being realistic. But they have different concerns about the cost of distributing all the stimulus money.

“The amount of money coming is overwhelming,” said Sen. John Harms of Scottsbluff. “Is this enough?”

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Oprah says, “LET’S BAIL OUT OUR KIDS!”

1st “Sane” thing I have heard in a long, long time!”

Burning Money

Photo Source from Sean Brodrick, Money and Markets.com,
STOP THE INSANITY!
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Where has “Common Sense” gone to? We all know where our Trillions and Trillions of “Cents” are going. Now all the hard working “Taxpayers” are sending off their “Taxes” to the US government as we speak. And if that were not bad enough, the “Significant Banks”, and ‘Credit Card Monsters’ are saying, “We need more money from not only the government, but also from the clients that support their service.

When will the end of this “Madness” come? What little progress they say we have supposedly seen, is certainly not doing anything for the people. The United States government has “Tent Cities” popping up all over. Children are leaving their “home-cars”, or “tent cities”, or the “non-existent-shelters” to go to school. Parents are trying to get ready in their “tent homes” so they can go look for “non-existent jobs”.
Taxpapers are eating out of garbage cans, and those that aren’t, soon will be.

This is beyond crazy! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! The government is burning the money and they still want more! The banks and credit card companies are robbing the taxpayers blind! The CEO’s and Conglomerates; along with the Thieving-Greedy-Jackasses, within the upper crest and within the government, have the Assinine Belief that their Taxpayer-Prey are STUPID.