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What IRS really needs…

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…is not  more money,  but to have its upper management levels summarily dismissed,  be forced to eliminate the wasteful conferences and team-building exercises and  party gifts.   Perhaps a real fear of losing one’s job and future pension will concentrate the employees’ minds sufficiently for them to do their damned jobs.

I’m quite certain the tea Party membership would be happy to volunteer to help them.

 

 

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May 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

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Mike Lee lets loose…

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Sen. Mike Lee posts a video rant against  Congress here.   It is an epic twelve-mionute rant against the way funding has been done,  and he’s absolutely right.

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October 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Budget director stonewall…

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Watch Office of  Management and Budget director Cynthia Burwell repeatedly refuse to answer a simple question from Sen. Jeff Sessions  about whether the Obama administration’s proposed 2015 budget increases spending above the levels provided in the Ryan-Murray budget agreement passed last December.   This is what the Obama Administration does  — stonewall,  obfuscate,  then lie.

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March 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

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U.N. budget reduced a tiny bit…

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Why the hell should it take  “protracted negotiations” to cut 221 staff at the UN headquarters and freeze pay for a year for the New York workers,  and reduce the general budget by a whole $50 million?

Joe Torsella,  the US diplomat in charge of UN management affairs,  hailed the move to “eliminate unnecessary, duplicative or outdated” jobs.    Such an attitude,  which reflects that of the entire Obama Administration,  and indeed of the whole Democratic Party,  explains a lot about the sorry state of the United Nations and the USA.

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December 29, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Negotiator in chief…

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House Speaker John Boehner has tweeted out a  sharp-elbowed  video on His Oneness being wiling to negotiate with Putin,  but not with Republicans.   It’s quite well-done,  and I expect will annoy Democrats intensely.

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September 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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Brackets vs. budgets…

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His Oneness found time to complete his NCAA basketball tournament brackets before jetting off to lie to the Israelis,  but his  budget remains  unfinished.   Obama blew his brackets.   The budget is supposed to be released today,  so  here is a primer from the Wall Street Journal on understanding it.

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April 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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No spending problem…

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Sen. Mary Landrieu took to the floor to declare that the Washington  spending problem  exists only on FOX News.  She eventually said it was only discretionary spending,  but that isn’t true either.  She is either as profoundly economically illiterate as His Oneness,  or equally as delusional,  or equally as willing to lie through her teeth.

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January 31, 2013 at 9:18 am