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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Democrat Porkers Raid the Public Trough

For eyeopener click on Dems vs Repubs  
 Roll over the map or click on specific  districts to see how Members of Congress requested your money be spent. Only Burr is the porker and he is half of Hagan.

4 comments:

G.I.G said...

Here is more of an example of people wanting the governement to pay for their wants.

http://goblueridge.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13877:qdoc-watson-performing-arts-centerq-proposed-for-downtown-theater&catid=1

If these people wanted to buy the theater, why did they not bid? There was plenty of notice of the sale in the local press.

NewGuy said...

G.I.G.
Just a guess here....but, I would expect that their may be some bidding strategies at play here. The town's bid was a couple hundred k LESS than what they said they were willing to pay. I think probably what they are doing is "playing" the "upset bid" process. They have 10 days to submit a bid 5% (I think) higher than what has already been bid. Then, if I understand it, if such a bid is received then another 10 day clock is started for more upset bids.

G.I.G said...

In my opinion the town has no place bidding on this property in the 1st place. If it failed as a free market venture then so be it. Just because something fails does not mean my tax payer money has to go bail it out.

I would like to be able to fail in my business knowing, i could just count on the town, county, or state, or fedral tax payers money to pay my bills off.

On one hand Boone cries we have no money we need to raise taxes we need more more more. But then they can bid hundred of thousands of taxpayer dollars to buy something that has been closed for years and somehow Boone survived with out.

Or they will be petitioned from a private group who wants the theater bought for them with tax payer money.

I would think something frivolous like this should only even be considered once Boone has it's books and house in order before a expense like this.

They want more taxes for raises for employees. I would know how the guys who will plow snow in the cold late hours this winter would feel about this. Would they want a town owned theater or maybe better salaries and benifits for a thankless job?

Blogger said...

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America