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$45,000 a year for a dog that chases away geese

July 31st, 2004 at 05:55 am

Statue of Liberty Island needs a $45,000 a year for a dog that to chase away geese (LINK) Sure sounds like it's on the up and up with me!

What Your Tax Payer Dollars Pay For - Bigger Breasts

July 23rd, 2004 at 06:15 am

No joke. (LINK)

"The U.S. Army has long lured recruits with the slogan “Be All You Can Be,” but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers’ dime."

Now that is exactly how I want my hard earned money spent!

$12.3 billion Accounting Error

July 21st, 2004 at 05:08 pm

Got to love the governemnt. Needs $25 billion for the Iraq war...ummm...ooops, maybe a little more. Like an extra $12.3 billion(LINK)

Try pulling that off with your local bank. I need $100,000 for a house. Oh, sorry, need and extra $50,000. Right.

$7,000 Stupidity

July 15th, 2004 at 06:03 am

Right. Get a call from a woman you don't know out of the blue. (hint #1) Says she found you phone number on the Internet. (hint #2) Says she really wants to chat with you. (hint#3) Asks you to call her back. (hint #4) And you're surprised at a $7,000 phone bill cause you were stupid enough to talk all night on the phone with her? (LINK) And I have some ocean front property in Kansas I'd like to show you.

Got to love those firefighters

July 12th, 2004 at 06:39 pm

Doesn't matter the profession, give them money that isn't theirs (ie taxpayer's) and watch them spend at will. Guess that firefighters need all of this stuff since they aren't paying for it themselves: "carpeting for outdoor fire camps, overtime paid for firefighters’ sightseeing time, $18 million in rental car expenses, $10 pens and pencils, and personal spending on unneeded and unnecessary digital cameras, tents and designer clothing." (LINK)

Probably not enough left for water and hoses when the houses start burning.