The US just hit another record yesterday! This time it’s not a good one. The US federal deficit just broke the $16 trillion point. I can’t even imagine having access to that kind of cash, but if I did, I like to think I’d spend it better than what those goofballs in DC do.
My point with this article is there is so much frivolous spendning in federal service that it makes me sick. GSA goes and spends over $800,000 on a convention; the VA went and spent a ton on one, too.
Each year, federal spending, as a percentage of GDP, goes up. You can’t simply blame inflation for this. If the cost went up as a result of inflation, the percentage would stay roughly the same.
Look at social spending alone for the 70 years begining in 1929.
Besides the jump in 1931 – 1934 with the start-up of several programs and subsequent drop, social spending has steadily climbed year after year as a percentage of GDP.
More people went on Social Security disability in June 2012 than started new jobs. 85,000 (approx) went in SSI and 80,000 (approx) came off unemployment and began working again. This is the first time in our history, people. It’s no wonder Obama is called the welfare president.
Talk about spending like a drunken sailor (sorry, sailors), but the agency I work for just bought these machines that spit out reems of paper for the printers for you. Wait…… What? So, bending over and putting a reem into the printer like always is no longer good enough for the average federal employee… BS.
Point is, people, you always hear that federal employees are coddled. Well, that’s not quite true, but they do get a lot of perks that private sector employees don’t get.
Truth be told, I’ve noticed we get a lot of things that we don’t really need so we can do our jobs. Makes it easier, I guess, but not really essential. A paper reem dispenser? Really? Come on.
Hey, Congress and President. Slow down the spending. You don’t expect the citizens to manage our households like the way you manage the country, do you? No… you don’t.