TIME TO SLOP THE HOGS
Why does congress spend so much money? Three reasons: One, because they can. Two, because it's not their money. And three, because you're not paying attention.
Recently, the president requested some "emergency funding" for the war effort, a sum that topped out at just over $100 billion. Now, you would think congress would let this bill sail through the committee process, alone, approve it and send it on to the president. You would think, anyway. But congress can't help itself when it comes to spending YOUR money. They tacked on an extra $20 billion for some of their favorite pork projects. Of course, each of the bill's sponsors will justify the additional spending as "vital," but you and I know that's a load of hogwash.
"This emergency supplemental bill has more ornaments hanging over our many branches of government than the White House Christmas tree," Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., said.
Yesterday on The Andrea Shea-King Show, Andrea interviewed Dr. Jack Wheeler on a variety of topics. Later in the interview, the topic of the North American Union and Dr. Jerome Corsi came up. Wheeler dropped a bombshell when he revealed some details that came out of a luncheon he and Corsi attended in Washington DC. Present at the luncheon was a White House official--Wheeler decided to ask a question of him regarding the proposed NAU. The answer left both Wheeler and Corsi "dumbfounded." The Radio Patriot has all the details.
Debunking the rumor that Brainster has left Screw Loose Change in disgust. And, a new blogger joins, as Pat likes to say, "the living dead." Deano!!!
MONDAY will be a day for making lots of noise, according to Melanie Morgan of Move America Forward. She writes in a recent email alert:
"A special note for all of you about this Monday - we'll be conducting a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. where we will unveil our brand new television ad that is blunt, concise and direct. There will be some on Capitol Hill and in the anti-military crowd who will not like this ad. But it honors our American heroes in the military, takes to task those who undermine the missions of our troops and shows quite vividly the consequences we face if we fail in the war on terrorism."
Morgan's pro-troop organization--Move America Forward--is doing outstanding work. This work, however, costs money--lots of money. TV ads are not cheap. I know we'd all like to be in Washington DC this weekend to lend a hand, but that's not possible. So, lend a hand by tossing a few bucks their way. It's all for the troops. You don't have to send a huge amount, though that would be nice--just send something. And if you have the time, ask for donations on your blog as well.
Just in case you didn't know, Melanie Morgan has a real job and all the work she does through MAF is for zero pay. She's a patriot, so lend a helping hand.