Why are we so deep in debt?

Many reasons you might say, but the big issue is simple. The government has ZERO respect for taxpayers. It has not even one hint of an idea that maybe they should try to spend less. Here is but one example that illustrates that our government, on all levels, has developed a culture spend, spend, spend

A federal audit has revealed the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, Richard Lidinsky, used taxpayer dollars to spend more than $1,600 a month leasing a Chevy Tahoe SUV and $75 an hour to hire a staffer to drive him around Washington D.C. 

Channel 2 Action News also found parking for the vehicle cost $4,700 a year, and at least 105 trips made with the vehicle were used to “shuttle the agency’s chairman from his office to a nearby train station” that was three blocks from his office, less than a ten-minute walk. 

After agency employees complained about the SUV, The Federal Maritime Commission’s Inspector General “investigated the procurement and usage of the SUV” and also found the agency “trampled government rules” because the Chevy Tahoe, which gets 15 miles per gallon, is not a fuel-efficient vehicle. All government vehicles must pass fuel-efficiency standards. In addition, the investigation found that “agency employees failed to properly log the trips made in the SUV.”

I am sure Libs will read this and say what difference does that spending make, we are, after all, TRILLIONS in the hole. It is about the culture people! Think if the culture was changed? Think if the culture demanded fiscal responsibility rather than accepting this type of waste and fraud? Think if the culture started to change. From a culture of entitlement to a culture of respect and fiscal responsibility!

 

Chevy Volts selling like hot cakes

Yes! It is true. Doug Powers has the scoop, those Chevy Volts are flying off the lots, like the proverbial hot cakes. Three day old hot cakes that is

In December, Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the dusty relic who’s been in Congress so long his length of service can only be determined by carbon-14 dating, claimed the Chevy Volt is “selling like hot cakes.”

What Dingell didn’t mention is that the hot cakes in question are being sold to macrobiotics.

The Detroit News has the January sales figures for the Volt:

Washington- General Motors extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt had its worst sales month since August, as negative publicity over fire risks hurt vehicles sales in January.

GM sold just 603 Volts – above its sales in January 2011, but far below GM’s best-ever sales month in December, when GM sold 1,529 Volts.

Liberal do-gooders will never get it will they? Americans will not buy things that they do not want! Liberals simply do not grasp anything about the marketplace do they?

By the way, yes, I did consider saying that Volts were “on fire” but avoided the obvious pun.