The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Clearwater Police, Fire And Parks & Rec Department Expenditures - Ever wonder why Clearwater officials have difficulty balancing the city budget?
Three city departments comprise about 70% of Clearwater's general fund expenditures-police, fire and parks and recreation departments.
How much does it cost to run those three departments?
Percent change from the year before?
Yes, there is not much money left to spend on other city needs.
Joe And The Custard Guy - It looks like you can't take VP Joe Biden out in the public.
When Biden stopped to have a custard in Wisconsin he asked, "how much it cost?" The owner said, "It's free, just cut our taxes." To which, Joe Biden said, "Why be a smart ass, why not say something nice."
Yes, Joe Biden, next in line to be President, sure knows how to handle a common taxpayer's comment.
After all, what is wrong with cutting taxes?
What did Joe the Custard Guy do wrong? He offered Biden free ice cream.
Spend Like Crazy And Then Say Let's Be Frugal - The Wall Street Journal had it right last Friday when it published an editorial explaining the Obama economic plan, which will increase taxes. Obama will spend like crazy, taking our nation into more debt, and then, after spending and committing federal money to things like healthcare, entitlements, stimulus plans and so-called job creation (at the federal employee level), Obama will politically try to re-invent himself at re-election and ask government to cut spending and waste.
However, Obama's plan for re-election has a problem. Many of his fellow Democrats, who have voted to support his runaway spending habits, are running for re-election in 2010 and avoiding Obama's help. How will the Democrats fare when voters have said (by over 60%) that they do not agree with the direction of our nation? Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in fear of losing her "free" government jet that transports her from San Francisco to Washington.
More Disgusting Waste - A federal program designed to help impoverished families heat and cool their homes wasted more than $100 million paying the electric bills of thousands of applicants who were dead, in prison or living in million-dollar mansions. This makes you wonder who is watching taxpayer funds in Washington!
Blue State Of Illinois - Continues to raise spending and borrow more money even as they fail to pay their current bills.
Rand Corp Study - According to a recent Rand Corporation study, Obamacare will cause longer Emergency Room waits and overcrowding. Of course, these are the things that were hidden in the 2,000 page healthcare bill.
New Internet Tax - House Democrats have introduced a new bill that would create a new $23 billion tax on the Internet. Free air? No way, it must be taxed.
VP Joe Biden Took Charge - In order to nudge Iraqi leaders to form a new government (now four months after the elections), the White House sent the man who had always stated he knew foreign politics better than anyone-VP Joe Biden. Thus, Joe went to Iraq to encourage Iraqi leaders to immediately move towards forming a new government.
Biden returned to the US without any agreement from Iraq's leaders. None.
One of the major problems in dealing with Iraq is that their leaders expect continual US support regardless of election results.
Charlie Crist Will Vote In Favor Of The Obama/Pelosi Agenda - According to MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Matthews stated that if Charlie Crist were elected as an "independent" in Florida, he would vote with the Obama/Pelosi ticket when in Washington. Crist will not vote with Republicans, he will vote with the Democrats, explained television commentator Chris Matthews-of "Hard Ball" fame.
If Chris Matthews is right, Charlie Crist has completed his political evolution to become a liberal instead of a conservative/moderate.
Who could have imagined one year ago that Charlie Crist would be politically tied to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and President Obama! It makes you wonder if any Pinellas County voter ever knew the real Charlie Crist.
"A liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own." -Unknown
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