This isn’t a blog about Republicans or Democrats, or which party is worse, although I have no doubt some will interpret it as so or will turn it into one. No, it’s a blog about your tax dollars at work.
Good Morning America reported Wednesday that a Freedom of Information Act request filed four years ago revealed that Dirk Kempthorne, the Interior Secretary under President George W. Bush, spent $222,000 on a makeover of his office bathroom! This included a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator, a $689 faucet, and a $65 "vintage tissue holder.” That’s probably more than most of us will pay in taxes in our entire lives! Doesn’t that make you feel better when you look at your tax bill this year? At least the money isn’t being “wasted” on things like health care for somebody, or helping a senior citizen feed themselves.
The point of this blog is that ALL of these clowns are the same, doing what they want and giving the finger to the American people. What arrogance! $222,000 so some high ranking bureaucrat can take a dump in luxury, while the American people are up Sh%& Creek without a paddle.
When I mentioned this on Facebook, somebody responded that it was amusing how far back stories like this reached, instead of concentrating on the waste going on today. Again, it took four years for a Freedom of Information Act request to even get the information. It’s back reaching because the Feds took that long to finally release the information. So if you think everything is all a big conspiracy by either side and want to place the blame along party lines, a Democratic administration took four years to release the information on a waste of taxpayer money by somebody in a Republican administration.
Doesn’t that show you something? It’s not about Obama or Bush, or Democrat or Republican. It’s about an elitist crowd who forget that they are public servants and have come to believe that they are royalty. But as long as we are willing to put it all on party lines, nothing will change, because we all know that if our guy gets elected next time it will all be better. Or, if our guy did get elected, we all know it’s not his fault, it was all caused by the guy before him.
Bush didn’t write the check for that $220,000. We did, each and every one of us. And it’s still happening, on a greater or lesser scale every day. When will it stop?
It never will. Because we all write our little blogs and comment on Facebook and grumble to our buddies, and we still elect the same kinds of people to office, who appoint the same kinds of bureaucrats to high positions in government. And those people don’t care. We can talk and post and write all we want, because everybody is listening, but nobody is doing a damn thing about it.
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