Tuesday, January 26, 2010

-Soap Box Adjectives

Millions Shmillions.
Spending Schmending.
Mula Schmula.

Is anybody else tired of watching our money do the hotfoot dash?

I don't care what political party you belong to. It doesn't matter. It shouldn't matter. As a human being who pays taxes, you should be (... thinking of the right descriptor.)

The sad reality is this.. If it doesn't belong to you, it takes more effort to cherish it and respect it like it was your own. The "it" here being soaked in green, silver and gold.

The sad reality is this... That this is just one little needle story in a haystack of several hundred others. However, this little needle was only sung to the tune of 1.1 million dollars. Only.

(This little needle story can be found, here.)

Perhaps if spouses were denied the opportunity to travel on this business trip we could have shaved a few grand off of this number? After all.. surely the spouses weren't expected to demonstrate any influence in the Copenhagen Climate Conference, right? But grand schmand, what's that?... only a few tiny zeros.

Perhaps if our government elected officials who represent us, The People (and our tax schmax dollars) would have stopped for one moment and said, you know what?... our country is in financial crises and in debt beyond our eyeballs. Let's reduce our attendee list down to only those Senate and House Representatives that "need" to go we might have used that money for another constructive cause or better yet... not have spent it at all.


If only they weren't allowed to come back... now THAT may have been money well spent.

No comments: