Prison Inmates Get Stimulus Checks

More fraud with the Stimulus money – at a tune of around $425,000 to around 1,700 inmates. In government terms this is chump change, but is there any oversight with the program? As a manager I would ask, “How many more people that should not have received money, did.”

Is this a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, probably not, but it is a symptom of a larger organizational problem.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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Actual Stimulus Program Almost Denied

Cash for ClunkersAll government ideas are not ALL bad.  I’m not sure I would advocated a “Cash For Clunkers” program if the economy was humming along, but it seems like a decent idea. Actually giving money back to the citizens (some are actually tax payers) while selling new cars.  Forget the fact that it will benefit Obama Motors or that buying a new car is a horrible investment, this seemed like a great idea, right?  Well, maybe not.

Early on Friday we learned that only a couple of days after launching the “Cash for Clunkers”  program, it was out of money.  They only allotted one billion to reimburse dealerships – a very small sum in government figures.  Fortunately on Friday afternoon Mr. Obama got involved and infused the program with another 2 billion.  I say throw a whole bunch of that unused Stimulus money into this program and actually do some stimulating instead of creating signs and other useless spending.

The consensus of many dealers is that this program has worked.  They have had activity like they have not seen in quite some time.  This is what we see when the government gives back money to the citizens to actually spend.  What would happen if the government took less of our money at the front end, cut THEIR bloated spending and let us do what we want with our hard earned money instead of funding an unending bottomless pit that is government?  That would end this recession in a heart beat and growth would skyrocket. 

Again, like so many of my rants, I’m not holding my breath.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

The Stimulus Bill is a Big Hit with the Unemployed!

Many of us shook our heads as Congress and the President signed the “Stimulus” bill into law.  It was obvious to myself and many other true Conservatives that this was a gateway to further economic problems.  Unfortunately, Washington politicians see the loss of votes or bad press instead of what is really good for the country. 

I shamlessly stole this video from a post on The Great Illuminator – one of the best sites out there in my opinion.

A penny for your thoughts?

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

New Ice Cream Flavor – Baraky Road?

barakyroadI ran across this new idea for a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor in honor of our 44th President, Barak Obama.  It’s called Baraky Road. 

Barocky Road is a blend of half Vanilla, half Chocolate, and surrounded by
Nuts and Flakes.

The Vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied
as an ingredient.

The Nuts and Flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow.

The cost is $100.00 per scoop.

When purchased it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but
then the Ice Cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you.

Thus you are left with an empty wallet, no change, holding an empty cone,
with no hope of getting any Ice Cream.

Are you feeling stimulated?

 

Wish I had thought of this.  It was sent to me in an email by the greatest man I know, my father. 

Rob’s Rant

US Dollar Worth Nothing?

Call me extremist, call me out of touch, maybe you’re right.  Of course, I think you would be misguided, but you are welcome to your opinion.  Below is a great video from Glenn Beck explaining the latest Federal “Stimulus” money.  As I have been saying for some time, along with other “kooks” is that we don’t have this money – we’re printing it.  The presses are working overtime to put this money out into the system.

Eventually this reckless spending will catch up to the dollar, making it virtually worthless.  Remember, the US Dollar is backed by nothing other than the confidence in the US Dollar and our system of government.  If that goes away, inflation WILL spiral out of control and the economy WILL collapse.

Welcome to Monday morning.  Hope the rest of the week is great!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

 

P.S. Welcome to Monday morning.  Hope the rest of the week is great!

New Cabinet Position Announced: Leprechaun & Pot ‘O Gold Affairs

The libertarian in me shuns additional government programs, but I really think that this new Cabinet position can really make a huge difference to our country.   The new Cabinet position is the Division of Leprechaun and Pot ‘O Gold Affairs.  I am hoping this will really help out our financial problems we have in the country.

According to the Irelands Eye:

If caught by a mortal, the Leprechaun will promise great wealth if allowed to go free. He carries two leather pouches.    In one there is a silver shilling, a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it is paid out.

I see this as a huge opportunity for the U.S. Government.  Instead of taxing the productive electorate to death to pay for all the new (and old) social programs, let’s find these Leprechans and get this leather pouch that gives out silver shillings!  What a concept.

We could send the military to all areas with rainbows and other places to help hunt down the Leprechaun’s.  Maybe this could be “Operation Gold Pouch”. 

In all seriousness, this may be the only way for us to get out of the spending frenzy going on in Washington. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

P.S. For those of you who are still thinking there will be a new Cabinet Position called Leprechaun & Pot ‘O Gold Affairs, here’s a great link for you.