Via: youtube by edgarmetro
A look into how much hard cash the US government spends and the fiscal mess the United States is in. The U.S. Budget explained and illustrated in cash money $100 bills. One of the many reasons for the rising national debt along with the government shutdown and debt ceiling. The US national debt will top 17 trillion dollars.
What does $16 trillion dollars look like?
It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
Via: Townhall.com by Guy Benson
The White House says it “doesn’t matter” to them when the current government shutdown ends, so long as there’s some political advantage to be wrung from average people’s inconvenience and pain. Just as we saw during the sequestration scare-fest, Team Obama is actively and deliberately trying to inflict as much pain on ordinary people as possible, hoping to stoke public outrage at Republicans over the impasse. They’re soliciting sob stories on the White House website — paid for by taxpayers, by the way — meaning that “essential” executive staffers who haven’t been furloughed are being tasked with culling through personal anecdotes Obama can exploit for political gain. The Washington Times surveys the administration’s tactics, eliciting a money quote from a frustrated park ranger:
The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help. “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
The Daily Caller: “Popular Washington spots such as the World War II memorial are now guarded by more security personnel than they are during normal operations, while federal employees have been dispatched to put up barricades on capital bike paths and other public grounds that are not usually patrolled at all.” (Charles C. Johnson)