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C-SPAN RECEIVES NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING?
WHY WOULD THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT NOT FUND A TV NETWORK THAT SHOWS a partisan divided US government, CONGRESS AND committees, LIVE, recording and immortalizing their spoken partisan words and VOTES?
WHY WOULD THE GOVERNMENT NOT FUND A TV NETWORK THAT shows the live Debating, AND VOTING ON the 100 amendments AND VOTING ON the $600 Billion dollar defense budget? and?
WHY WOULD THE GOVERNMENT NOT FUND A TV NETWORK THAT shows the live Debating, AMENDMENTS AND VOTING ON the IRS employee that took the 5th amendment?
Perhaps C-SPAN does not want or apply for US government funding?
WHY WOULD THE US GOVERNMENT NOT FUND A TV NETWORK THAT SHOWS THESE LIVE CURRENT- RECENT EVENTS ON C-SPAN? as of August 1, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic, “Wash Times: LAWMAKERS TO LEAVE CAPITOL HILL EMPTY-HANDED”
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, DISCUSS THE NSA’S DATA COLLECTION PROGRAM and NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The House Oversight Subcommittee on HEALTH CARE hears from the TREASURY DEPARTMENT on its handling of tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act and from… Witnesses TESTIFIED ON THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE’S POWER TO PROVIDE subsidies and tax credits for those buying insurance on health exchanges, as well as the power to apply penalties for those who refuse to buy .
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offers an amendment to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections. Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe… A Senate Homeland Security and
Senators Graham (R-SC) and (R-AZ) speak on the Senate floor in OPPOSITION to an amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut off aid…
A Government Accountability Office report found that misconduct accusations for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees rose 27 percent over two years. Two House Homeland Security…
Governmental Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on allegations of waste and mismanagement of funds at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
The Senate Democratic leadership conducts a press conference about the TRANSPORTATION FUNDING BILL.
The House meets for Morning Hour, during WHICH MEMBERS SPEAK ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS.
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), a member of the House Budget Committee, DISCUSSES BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS and Republican messaging as members prepare to head home for the…
House Ways & Means Cmte. Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) hears about the STATUS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT from government agencies charged with implementing the…
The SENATE CONFIRMS by a 97-0 vote the nomination of Raymond Chen to be a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal…
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner plays a key role in implementing the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect in October. She…
AND IF? C-SPAN does not want or apply for US government funding?
LET THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT, WHY THE MONEY’S ALL GONE AND SHOW A PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRIORITY FUNDING.
$37 BILLION IN FOREIGN AIDE?
$325,000.00 to study chipmunks and rattle snakes
US government HISTORICAL FUNDING
$30 million to help Pakistani Mango farmers: This was part of a four-year, $90 million effort to boost hiring and sales among Pakistani businesses funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development.
$765,828 FOR PANCAKES: Federal funding went to the Anacostia Economic Development Corp to build an International House of Pancake franchise (and train its workers) in an “underserved community.” The underserved community, however, turned out to the a toney area of Washington D.C. – Columbia Heights, which is termed “one of Washington’s more desirable neighborhoods.”
$120 million in retirement and disability benefits to federal employees WHO HAVE DIED: The Inspector General for the U.S. Office of Personnel management found that “the amount of post-death IMPROPER PAYMENTS IS consistently $100 million – $150 million annually, totaling OVER $601 MILLION IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.”
$652,740 to create an Oklahoma “visitor’s center”: The scenic highway that runs from Talihina, Oklahoma to Mena, Ark., already has three visitor’s centers, but this federal grant would create a fourth. The abandoned rock house that the government proposes to turn into a new visitor’s center will cost more than 14 times the median value of a home in the area. That would be bad enough, but the Talimena Drive area is in good shape, while the rest of eastern Oklahoma’s roads could use some serious attention. The area ranks 8th in the nation for its number of “structurally deficient” bridges.
$113,277 for video games: The International Center for the History of Electronic Games got the money to conduct a detailed conservation survey of video games.
$484,000 for pizza: A private developer was giving federal grant money to build Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, an Arlington, Tx., outlet known for its tongue-in-cheek references to drug and hippie culture.
$100,000 for a celebrity chef show in Indonesia: The Washington State Fruit Commission asked for the grant to help promote their fruit and cooking recipes in “an emerging market.” Can you spell “Boondoggle?”
$10 million for Pakistani Sesame Street: We must really love the Pakistanis. We must have a close and trusting relationship with the country that somehow managed to miss the fact that Osama bin Laden was living within spitting distance of a Pakistani military base for years.
$550,000 for “Rockin’ the Kremlin: A documentary on how rock and roll contributed to the end of the cold war.
$702,558 to bring television to Vietnamese villages: No, it wasn’t just for the sitcoms. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University wanted to know how television affects family formation and reproductive health. So where better to study the problem than 14 remote Vietnamese villages, where the government paid to bring the t.v.s and gas generators, because, of course, these villages also don’t have electric power?
The full listing of 100 outrageous ways the federal government wasted your tax dollars in 2011 can be found here
AND MORE US government HISTORICAL FUNDING
The feds spent $19.6 million annually on the International Fund for Ireland. Sounds like a noble cause, but the money went for projects like pony-trekking centers and golf videos.
The National Endowment for the Humanities spent $4.2 million to conduct a nebulous “National Conversation on Pluralism and Identity.”
The Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency channeled some $11 million to psychics who might provide special insights about various foreign threats. This was the disappointing “Stargate” program.
The Department of Education spent $34 million supposedly helping Americans become better shoppers and homemakers.
The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
SPENT $70,029 TO SEE IF THE DEGU, A DIURNAL SOUTH AMERICAN RODENT, CAN HELP US BETTER UNDERSTAND JET LAG
AND, THEY SPENT $77,826 to study “Coping with Change in Czechoslovakia”
AND THEY SPENT $100,271 TO SEE IF VOLUNTEERING IS GOOD FOR OLDER PEOPLE
AND THEY SPENT $124,910 to reduce “School Phobia” in children
AND THEY SPENT $161,913 to study “Israeli reactions to SCUD Attacks during the Gulf War”
AND THEY SPENT $187,042 TO STUDY THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN HAWAII.
AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT AND SPENT AND SPENT
The Pentagon announced it would SPEND $5.1 MILLION TO BUILD A NEW 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland, which already has two. Golf Digest reported there are 19 military golf courses around Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/most-outrageous-government-waste#ixzz2ak3QDDy1
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MY COMMENT TO OUR FEDERALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT IN ACTION ON C-SPAN.
YOU SHOULD ALL REMEMBER….
You are the master of the unspoken word, once spoken you become its slave. Once it’s said it’s out there, it can’t be taken back, there is no way to erase it.
YOU SHOULD ALL REMEMBER….
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”