Friday, September 25, 2009

Your tax dollars at work

In 2004, U.S. Rep. David Price inserted a $10 million program into the federal budget, sending the money to UNC-Chapel Hill for a new effort to help deployed soldiers of the National Guard and Army Reserves.

Five years later, the Citizen Soldier Support Program has spent $7.3 million, but the money has accomplished little for the people it was supposed to help. One-quarter of the money has gone to the university for overhead, and a large part of the rest has been spent on well-paid consultants, six-figure salaries and travel.

Once upon a time, when I lived in The People's Republic of Chapel Hill, there was an insurrection and we voted this idiot out. After I left, he was voted back in. (Yeah, I know--it's all my fault. I'll ask President Zero to apologize for me--I hear he's good at such things.)

I would ask what you people down there were thinking, but I guess when the guy brings you 6-figure jobs (which is the kind of income it takes to live comfortably in The People's Republic these days), I know what you're thinking.

Gimme mine!


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