Apathy – What will it take?
Please consider the following and the costs to the taxpayers and our children and grandchildren.
food stamps. Up by many millions in the past three years!
Sandra Fluke, grad student at Georgetown Law School, who demands that she and fellow students be provided at no cost to them, contraceptives at approximately $1,000 per year.
Social Security disability claims have ballooned reportedly 40 percent in past three years, apparently caused by the high unemployment numbers.
The federal government has taken over the student loan programs and is now trying to find authority to bail out the students with taxpayer money.
A border control agent was killed about two years ago with a gun that was "walked" into Mexico as a result of a federal program called "Fast and Furious"whereby guns were sold in Arizona under the watchful eyes of the ATF and the Justice Deptment headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. The congressional oversight committee has been trying to learn who authorized and knew about the operation. Of about 90,000 documents subpoenaed, only about 8,000 have been provided. Stonewalling the justice department! Some employees taking the fifth and refuse to testify before congress.
The apparent choosing of winners and losers by the administration! Oil companies paid about 41 percent of their profits in taxes in 2011. GE paid nothing! Apple paid just short of 10 percent on about $41 billion in profits.
How about the electric powered car called the "Volt." The administration was so enamored with this "Green car" that they used stimulus funds to have it built at a reported cost of $250,000 per car. Then allowed a tax credit of $8,000 to $10,000 for the buyers. What they did not tell us is that the average sale of the car was about $40,000 and the average earnings of the buyers were about $175,000 per year. Seems to me that the tax credit was just another gimmick in the Green Energy program.
Don't forget the "Cash for Clunkers" stimulus. Paying people to destroy autos. Didn't work, did it? Just spent more money that we don't have!
Denial of permission to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline, while praising Brazil's deep water drilling. We want to "be their best customer." How do you like this almost $4 gas?
Executive orders are used at every opportunity by this president. If the congress doesn't like his proposals, he simply goes around them. Just like any dictator!
You don't hear much about the individuals he has named as czars. About 35 to 40 of them, many with very questionable backgrounds who could never be approved by even a Democrat Senate.
The president has been campaigning all over the country on taxpayer money since last Labor Day, visiting the "battleground" states numerous times and especially the colleges.
The recent GSA debacle spending thousands at conventions with no accountability, and then refusing to testify!
Everyone knows about Solyndra and $535 million sent to them just before they went "belly up."
It is disgusting to watch what has happened in this country in the past few years. Our culture has been turned upside down! There is no stigma attached to anything. Do whatever you can get away with!
Young men and women are losing their lives and being permanently injured while serving this nation while many of us sit here feeling we have no responsibility to the nation.
On April 24, only 27 percent of the registered voters of Somerset County showed up to vote. That is shameful! Just watch what happens in other countries after they lose their freedoms and their right to vote!
One more item; the polls show Pennsylvania women favor the current federal leadership. They keep telling us there is no inflation. They apparently don't count gasoline and groceries!
The people of this country had better wake up, and fast! The next election will determine whether we will be a Socialist Nation or a Republic that follows our great document, called the Constitution of the United State of America.