Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Calling to Account

We collectively should raise a loud voice to the United States Congress and demand fiscal responsibility and accountability. Why we continue to get bogged down in the separation of parties and beliefs is a clear diversion by the wasteful spenders in our Congress to ensure that we don't call them to account for the billions of taxpayer dollars that they continue to spend on nonsense such as:

"The rural region of Sparta, N.C., is set to become the birthplace of a multimillion-dollar, federally funded teapot museum. The yet-to-be-opened Sparta Teapot Museum will receive a half million dollars in federal funding for a $10 million building that will house a 7,000-piece teapot collection."

There are 9,963 'pork' projects in play, projects that are taxpayer funded and which the average taxpayer is totally unaware of because they are usually are approved via a disguise of sorts by being added onto the big appropriation bills and are usually pushed through with absolutely no review of any kind budget-wise, nor is there any debate. These projects are quite regularly tacked onto the bills during the conference session of the bills once the legislation has already passed. In obtaining these special projects the congresspersons of the various districts involved have the affection and support of whatever voters were pleased by the procurment of the 'pork'.

It is my opinon that that sort of thing, while seemingly acceptable behavior, is underhanded and sneaky just by nature of the way it is done. If you ask the taxpayer (me), you would find us quite willing to forgo the projects in favor of balancing the federal deficit. Instead what you have are politicians spotlighting the loss of programs that the elderly and other populations of our society literally depend on, thereby frightening them into voting for those who would make sure the necessary programs are not shut down.

Because of their inability to access information about their representatives and what really goes on in Washington, their ignorance, or even for some their laziness, the representatives get away with this shameful spending game, taking advantage of the opportunity an uninformed public affords them to do so.

Truthfully? Our representatives across all party lines should be ashamed of themselves for how they put one another down (te Democrats are horrendously worse than the Republicans at this) and point their fingers at the 'bad' thing this one did or that one has done and all the time they are way out of line simply because the number one job they are elected to do, they don't!

We the people should collectively call them all to account for this.