By marfdrat on October 14, 2014
And the truth is, there were no budget cuts – only a slight decrease in the rate of perpetual spending increases. John Hayward, always right on target with his assessment, correctly identifies the problem with Ebola and lots of other things in our country: the government is an ineptocracy, and the consequence of failure in an ineptocracy is MORE MONEY to spend on stupid stuff that has nothing to do with what they’re supposed to be doing.
By marfdrat on September 18, 2014
Adjusted for inflation, our government has spent five times more in 50 years “fighting poverty” than we’ve spend on every war since the American Revolution. Yet, the number of people classified as “poor” has not changed much in 40 years. How can this be? The percentage of people considered poor has remained pretty static for a long time, yet spending grows at an atmospheric rate. Could it be there are too many programs? Too many agencies? Too many government functionaries collecting a paycheck to do the same thing as someone in some other department?
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By marfdrat on February 9, 2014
As harebrained schemes go, this one’s a real winner. Let’s have an institution that can’t even cover its costs for performing its core function get involved in offering check-cashing services and making small money loans to “underbanked” people who probably can’t afford to pay them back. But hey, if they lose money on this scheme, it doesn’t matter – it’s somebody else’s money anyway, right? This is precisely what Fauxcahontas -a financial genius in her own mind- wants to have the POST OFFICE do.
By marfdrat on December 14, 2013
Part of a longer interview with Nick Gillespie at Reason.com
By marfdrat on November 21, 2013
Yes, for the government it makes perfect sense. Sounds like a $7 billion slush fund for Obama to throw around to his cronies.
The Department of Health and Human Services revealed on Wednesday a plan to spend up to $7 billion to find ways to reduce spending under the Affordable Care Act while maintaining or improving the quality of health care. The solicitation for bids for this wide-ranging project appeared today on the Federal Business Opportunities website:
“Best and Brightest” to Fix Obamacare Site in Tech Surge. For $500 Million, Shouldn’t They Have Done That First?
By marfdrat on October 20, 2013
The rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov, has been a complete well-documented disaster. The government, in its classic incapable manner, managed to spend half a BILLION dollars for a site that just doesn’t work. Take heart, working-class tax-dollar generators: they’re going to fix it. At what cost to you, we’re not sure, but they claim they’ll have the “best and brightest” working on it.
By marfdrat on October 14, 2013
Yeah, there’s probably several people who should be fired for using up half a billion dollars of taxpayer money to build a website that doesn’t work.
By marfdrat on October 14, 2013
…or not, suckas.
Two weeks in, the massively expensive taxpayer-funded boondoggle that is healthcare.gov is still not working. A CNN reporter has been trying for two weeks just to set up an account, with no luck. Take heart, though, little people: you can still enroll over the phone or by mail. Hey – didn’t we have those options before they spent over $500 MILLION to build a website that doesn’t work? For Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co., everything is going according to plan.
By marfdrat on July 31, 2013
Chattanooga is not impressed with any of the jobs plans Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co. have come up with so far, and they’re not interested in hearing about his umpteenth “pivot” to jobs. The editorial board of the Times Free Press doesn’t mince any words:
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By marfdrat on July 13, 2013
Yeah, so states are getting desperate to get the public to understand that the Affordable Care Act is indeed real, and that they’re going to have to sign up for insurance if they don’t have it. Washington has found what has to be the ideal advertising vehicle: plastic containers full of crap (looks like they haven’t actually done it yet, but they’re considering it). Thanks, Nancy; now we know what’s in it.
By marfdrat on July 12, 2013
Par for the course when busybody liberal do-gooders get involved in making decisions for local concerns. But hey – Michelle (and all other liberals) doesn’t care; it’s the intentions that were important; not the results. Besides, it’s someone else’s money, right?
By marfdrat on June 17, 2013
For a trip with supposed “diplomatic significance.” Yeah, right. It’s good to be the queen.
First Lady Michelle Obama is staying Monday evening in the $3,300-per-night Princess Grace suite of Dublin’s Five-Star Shelbourne Hotel, according to Irish press reports, adding some credence to accusations she is in the city for a quick vacation at taxpayer expense.
By marfdrat on June 10, 2013
This is the same guy who helped fashion the Stimulus-that-Accomplished-Nothing and Obamacare. Great. The country is in the best of hands. Notice that Wile E. Obama, CEO of the ACME Economic Destruction Co. called him “brilliant” – maybe we need less of his kind of brilliant, you know, before we go completely under.
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By marfdrat on May 31, 2013
The people hurt the most by it are the ones who think Obama’s doing (or is going to do something) for them. He’s doing it, alright. Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co. are right on schedule. Yep: two, three more years ought to do it.
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By marfdrat on April 4, 2013
How many years ago was Katrina? Seven? And they’re just finding this out now?
Government agency rushes in after natural disaster and starts throwing around billions of dollars in money (that we really don’t have; we just print it) with no requirements and no controls, and $700 million can’t be accounted for. Gosh, who coulda seen that coming? I’d be surprised if that’s all that’s unaccounted for. The professional scammers do a lot better job of covering their tracks than these amateur thieves.