Georgia Voices: Wasted Tax Dollars — Working government, loafing politicians
March 15, 2013 01:39 AM | 1206 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
There are those who say the government isn’t working. Well, we beg to differ. Most of us go to work every day, Monday through Friday. And we are the government. So contrary to popular belief, the government is indeed working.

Who’s not working, who’s not living up to their responsibility, are the neighbors-turned-politicians we elect to office. These are men and women who are supposed to represent us in Congress but who end up, it is plain for all to see by their very actions or inactions, focused tightly on themselves or political loyalties.

Just look at the way they spend our money. They give it to oil companies at a time when they are reporting record profits and the price of gasoline at the pump is skyrocketing. And they give it to men and women who refuse to get a job, even though they are fully capable of doing so.

The oil companies can quickly stomp out any flames of opposition to the subsidy in Congress by spending some of the millions taxpayers hand over to them to lobby on their own behalf; welfare recipients can do the same with all the extra time they have on their hands with a rallying cry of “poor me.” These are but two examples of how our taxdollars are wasted under our very noses, before our very eyes.

The taxpayers, those of us who are too busy earning incomes to keep ourselves and our families clothed, fed and sheltered, somehow are always at the tail end of the line — behind oil companies, welfare recipients and all the others appeased by federal budget-writers and policymakers.

Politicians talk a mean game but make effective use of demagoguery and smoke screens to draw our attention elsewhere, especially during re-election time.

They are highly adept at blaming the other “political party” for what’s ailing that nation and we, the voters, buy it hook, line and sinker every time.

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