By Craig Andresen on April 23, 2012 The National Patriot
Honestly, I believe the problem with a list of 20 things our government is wasting YOUR money doing is narrowing it to 20. Suffice it to say the actual number could well reach into the thousands and the totals into the billions each and every year.
The real question is, why? WHY do our members of Congress continue to allocate YOUR money to such “projects” and WHY can they not see the folly in doing so?
At a time when we MUST reduce the size of government, I would suggest adding 1 cabinet level position.
Make ME the Secretary of Common Sense.
My salary would be performance based and my word would be the final word. This would be a lifetime appointment and I would be required to issue a written reason for my decisions.
The list below was compiled when we were not yet 14 trillion dollars in debt, my salary for the list below would have been, $22,317,596.50 and my written statements for each item, reflecting my reasoning, appear in blue.
I would make my report public on the first of every month in a press conference.
Here we go…
#1 A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as “World of Warcraft.” The goal of this “video game research” is reportedly to study how “emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games and online virtual worlds such as “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life” can help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in the global marketplace.”
Denied. If we are going to spend money on television ads encouraging people to go outside and play, we are NOT going to spend millions more allowing a bunch of higher education elites set a bad example just because medical marijuana is legal in the Republic of Kalifornia.
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