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Letters to the Editor

March 5, 2013

Letters to the editor: March 5, 2013


How did we miss this in the Constitution

Dear editor,

$131,000 spent on Dragon Robots for preschoolers to teach language skills. Interaction with humans inadequate, evidently. $25,000 spent on virtual mummies. $100 to $150 million paid to deceased Government workers. $176 thousand to study effects of cocaine on sexual activity of Japanese quail. $198 thousand to study social media. $484 thousand to pizza company known for it’s hippie and drug themes. $50 thousand to help pay for Hawaiian second annual chocolate festival. $426 thousand to India to study effectiveness of communications between office holders and citizens. $126 million in aid to India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world. $350 thousand to take part in the art festival in Venice Italy. $135 million to promote jobs in Barbados, Hope results were better than in US. $100 thousand to help developers of video games in Massachusetts, which is a $2 billion industry already. A $170 thousand grant has been set aside to study the changes in the hookah smoking habits of students in Jordan. $17.8 million sent to China last year. $147 million sent to museum of magic in Marshall Mi. last year. Last year $592 thousand was spent on studying why Chimps throw poop. Above are excerpts from an article by David Zeller, investments U research Feb 29 - 2012.

Those are by no means all of the idiotic things that tax money is wasted on. The duty of the Federal government is to support the military and defend the borders and shores. It seems that liberals want to do every thing, but defend the borders. The American family has to cut down on their travel expenses as the cost of fuel goes up. President Obama and the rest of the privileged don’t really give a hoot. They holler, you are polluting the environment, but from all appearances, there seems to be a double standard, do as I say not as I do. Was the President lying about the sequestering? After he saw that his little tantrum was not getting what he wanted, he said that it wouldn’t be Armageddon, as some had said. From what I observed, he was the one predicting the end of the world. If the constitution had been followed we would not be in this predicament. If this country can’t come up with $85 billion by stopping waste and shifting priorities, then we just as well shoot out the lights and call the sheriff.

Richard Feuilly



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