rickyp8888 "...I see some of you blaming the Dems but but who knows it very well could have been the GOP…."
"... with #23 here. and where did the poster get all this?…"
The link on downsouth's post:
"#23 According to the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. military spent “$998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida”."
Click on 'The Heritage Foundation'
11. The Pentagon recently spent $998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida.………
At the bottom of page 2:
"….Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit
Because many of these examples of waste overlap, it is not possible to determine their exact total cost. Yet it is evident that Washington loses hundreds of billions of dollars annually on spending that most Americans would certainly consider wasteful. Lawmakers seeking to rein in spending and budget deficits should begin by eliminating this least justifiable spending while also addressing long-term entitlement costs."
The article was commenting on waste in government.
It's not a Democrat vs. Republican thing. Congress has been doing it for years. It happened under the Bush administration, under the Clinton administration, under the Big Bush administration,.All the way back. It doesn't do any good now to blame Bush 2, Clinton, Bush 1, Reagan. They are out of power. It's up to the ones in power now to recognize and address the problems. That's where the criticism of the present president and the House comes in. Some think he's not leading the charge for better efficiency in government. Matter of fact, that he may be adding to the problem. Some think some of the career politicians in Congress and the Senate, Democrat and Republican, have been too long at the trough. IMO, that belief is justified. It isn't a personal thing. If the man was getting the economy to work, going about getting us on a long-time energy program where we would be using our own resources, making the government more efficient rather than just raising taxes, etc., this thread probably wouldn't have been started.