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Your wealth redistributed

Every time I come across what I think is a blatant example of government waste of taxpayer dollars, I have to wonder, “why are we paying for this?”  Clearly, this will be a long list.  I’ll add to it as time and space permits.

Afterschool.gov

“Connecting afterschool providers to Federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours.”

When I was a kid, we had something like this:  Mom.

TV Converter Box Coupon Program

Seriously, since when is it the government’s responsibility to make sure everyone has a functioning TV?

Poet Laureate of Washington State

Gov. Chris Gregoire has named Samuel Green as the Washington State Poet Laureate, a position established by the Legislature this year to build awareness and appreciation of poetry across the state.”

Figures.  Transportation projects are way over budget, DSHS is a mess and budget crunched counties are cutting deputies.  Sounds like we need a poet.

Tobacco Quit Line

“Call today for free coaching and a supply of free nicotine patches or gum.”

Anybody else see the irony in the state government collecting huge cigarette taxes while at the same time nannying people into quitting smoking?

Weight Control Information Network

“The Weight-control Information Network provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.”

Are you telling me that in the “information age,” we really need the federal government to be the information source on weight control and physical activity?

2 Responses to “Your wealth redistributed”

  1. Ray said

    Homeland security wants the bandwidth that TV currently uses (700mghz) for public safety communications. That’s why they’re giving out coupons. The frequencies will be used by 911 type calls. As for smoking cessation and weight control, these things will pay for themselves and much more because smoking and obeseity are linked to many diseases that are burdening our health care system. Try not to over-simplify everything and pretend you have easy answers. The earth is round. religeon is fake. Mankind’s activities produce gases that would otherwise not be produced. The climate is changing. Limbaugh, Hannity, melkin, beck, etc. are half-wits preying on the stupid…

  2. Liberty said

    I’m not pretending.

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