Getting lucky with a lottery ticket usually makes one feel like a winner… that is of course unless you live in Illinois where it is very likely that the state will once again be handing out IOUs instead of money when people win. For the residents of Illinois this is old news as they went through this last year for around six months when the state’s budget crisis forced the state to stop payments to lottery winners temporarily until a short-term budget deal could be hammered out and as the Daily Herald reports, “Illinois Lottery winners might — again — face the prospects of not being paid their jackpots in a timely manner if no spending deal is struck by the end of the month.”
Many on the political Left have been calling this a lack of world leadership from the U.S. Just because you are standing in front of the group all moving in the same direction does not make you a leader. A leader is going to make the unpopular tough calls for the people he leads. This is exactly what the President did. He weighed the costs, trillions stripped from our economy and millions of jobs lost, versus the predicted benefit, the most optimistic projections call for a statistically insignificant decrease in projected temperature increases and made the choice that benefited American more in the long run.
Make no mistake there is only one party responsible for Greece’s debt, which stands about 180% of annual total output, the people of Greece are responsible. The bulk of this debt was accumulated by allowing the government to grow unchecked and without cause.
Yesterday I blogged about rampant hypocrisy of the mainstream media which included a warning for DC Republicans. Today is a more important message… it is a warning for every patriotic American. We are at war. I have disputed several conspiracy theories on my blog, but the Deep State is real. Every day we have leak after leak and they only have one purpose… destroy the Trump presidency.
Now this same Mainstream Media which gave nothing, but a free pass to the previous administration is engaged with Democrats in a campaign to smear the current administration and perform a coup against the American voters. What else do you call an ongoing effort from the Mainstream Media to report the news in such an obviously bias and dishonest fashion. The current administration has received record amounts of negative press despite economic indicators that the economy is poised to break 4% GDP growth for the first time in over a decade.
“During Bossert’s remarks, he set the very unnerving calculation that every federal government employee costs the US tax payer $40,000 per year in technology costs alone.” Everyone reading this should have done a legitimate double take as you read the 40K per year per employee number. Furthermore having worked in the IT industry for close to 20 years every person reading this should be horrified by the sheer amount of your taxpayer dollars that are being inefficiently spent by the government doing what every business in the US does every day for a fraction of that cost.
I only can think of one word to describe Republicans in Washington… Feckless. The proposed budget that is coming down the pike only proves that the majority of current DC Republicans are nothing more than tax and spend surrender monkeys. So just so we are all on the same page… Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House and the budget is being whole heartedly praised by Senator Schumer.