Misused tax dollars

The Free Enterprise Nation website has compiled a handy list of egregious examples of your tax money down the drain. The list cites federal, state, and local spending excesses, but I’ll just note a few that Congress and our own House member have perpetrated on us:

  • In the first quarter of 2010, employees in the private sector earned $300 billion LESS than they earned in the last quarter of 2007, while governments grew and their payrolls increased.
  • At the end of 2009, average compensation and benefits to federal workers was $123,049, as compared with $61,051 for private sector workers. And, during 2009, federal workers got an average of 6.9% in raises and two new employee benefits!
  • Unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare are estimated to be $106 TRILLION, eight times more than Congress says the US debt is.
  • Fraudulent unemployment benefit payouts were estimated to be nearly $3 billion in 2009, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
  • While federal revenues increased just 4% between 2000 and 2009, federal spending nearly doubled.

    When is this waste, irresponsible spending, and expansion of the public sector at the expense of the private sector going to stop? It’s up to you and me. We must vote out all the legislators who are hooked on big government, deficits, and unaccountability. That includes Lynn Woolsey.


    About district6voter

    A concerned Northern California citizen who believes Representative Lynn Woolsey ought to be replaced in November, 2010.
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    One Response to Misused tax dollars

    1. FedUpEditor says:

      Just look at the first item and you will see why Democrats (liberals) want to perpetuate big government. What they don’t see is… where does the money come from to pay the bureaucrats? TAXES!

      And who gets taxed? People and businesses in the private sector!

      So what happens when more money is going into government that produces nothing but paperwork and regulations than is going into the private sector? The economy collapses… which is what is happening now.

      Time for “feel-good” politics like Lynn Woolsey is pushing to stop. While it’s true the recession has not really hit the Bay Area as hard as it has elsewhere, do we really want to take that chance and wait until it does?

      A vote for Jim Judd is a vote for the economy and the people. Even many Democrats are starting to realize that in District 6! Let the debate tonight show who is really on our side!

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