Now that the mainstream media are writing articles with the words scandals (plural), cover-up, lies, and president in their titles, Democrats in Congress are suddenly desperate to change the narrative on Benghazi from “nothing to see here” to something else — anything else — that will deflect criticism away from the Obama administration.
In the wake of the special congressional hearings on the jihadist terror attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the American people have become inundated with a bevy of brain-dizzying acronyms such as FEST (Foreign Emergency Support Team), SEAL (Sea, Air, Land), SOF (Special Operation Forces), and FAST (Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team).
Despite the Obama Administration’s blaming Congressional Republicans for seemingly every fiscal dilemma real or imagined, the federal government somehow managed to find thousands of dollars to teach telephone line repairmen how to perform stripper-style pole dancing. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has granted an Austin, Texas dance company $10,000 for this vital program.
As described by Forklift Danceworks of Austin:
As we get closer and closer to that magic $17 trillion dollar national debt level (OK it’s not really magic —it’s disgusting), it’s nice to know that the people we put in charge of our government are looking to spend money only on what is absolutely necessary … like high tech tighty whiteys. That’s right, America. We are saving $19K a week with the cancellation of White House tours but spending 20 weeks worth of tours on underwear that can sense cigarette smoke!
Former Sen. Jim DeMint, now president of the foundation, made the announcement at a news conference this morning.
The report was authored by Senior Research Fellow Robert Rector, who said if the current reform proposal is adopted, illegal aliens granted amnesty would be eligible for over 80 different welfare programs during the course of their lives.
The New York Times yesterday described how the Obama Administration, despite opposition from career civil servants, radically expanded a legal settlement that had already become a “magnet for fraud,” paying out vast sums of money over baseless claims of discrimination at the Agriculture Department in the Pigford case.
In the wake of the Obama Administration’s granting over a third of a million dollars to study the length of ducks penises, the federal government has just granted over $150,000 to study “voice therapy” for those who have undergone sex-change operations, as reported by the Cybercast News Service.
We should all have been paying closer attention to the Obama White House’s noodling around with the work requirements for welfare eligibility last summer. Apparently, the forms of “gainful employment” under the administration directive were extended not only to include bed rest and journal writing but homemade bomb making.
School violence has gone down in recent years, but in response to a few mass shootings, the Obama Administration and the NRA have advocated putting armed guards in every school, even though that would cost billions of dollars. Washington Examiner columnist Gene Healy explains why this is a bad idea. As Healy points out, “if your goal is to prevent kids from getting murdered, the schools are about the last place you’d put new police, since 98 percent of youth homicides occur off school grounds.” (Like Monday’s terrorist bombing in Boston, which took the life of an 8-year-old boy who had come to watch his father run in the Boston Marathon). Continue reading
President Obama’s budget was released on Wednesday, two months late. It’s a record $3.78 trillion, and contains lots of wasteful spending, but at least it doesn’t contain a trillion dollar deficit, like his prior budgets. (This time, the projected deficit is less than $800 billion. If adopted, the proposed budget “would increase spending by $154 billion.”) Obama’s budget proposal contains a cap on IRA’s, which is a bad omen for savers.