To the editor:
The GSA spends $1 million on a party and wants kickbacks from its contractors. It has some 14,000 empty buildings and pays over $1 billion annually in maintenance. ICE officials falsify expense reports and pocket the money. NOAA uses fines to entertain itself. Congressmen lease vehicles for $1,900/month. Agencies OK projects to study shrimp running treadmills. And all on “borrowed” money. Government’s mantra: “We need more money, raise taxes.”
If a “real” auditor, not some bureaucrat, looked at government programs and books, how many illegal and ridiculous practices would be found? Few government agencies could withstand a comprehensive audit of their books. Many don’t even know where the money they shell out goes. Public officials routinely abuse the public trust for personal gain in every level of government.
How many worthwhile social programs could be adequately funded by cutting bureaucratic excess? Take a stand against the never-ending growth of government and its unquenchable appetite for more money. We cannot afford the same economic mistakes of Europe, spending money we don’t have.
Quoting from an old Sean Connery movie: “A little revolution, every now and then, is not a bad thing.” Take back control of what goes on downtown, in Topeka and Washington. Demand accountability.