The debating goes on and on
The Way I See It
by DON WEST
During the debate on Tuesday evening, I noticed the geckos chasing and catching bugs attracted by the light in the kitchen window. The geckos did not appear to give a damn about the debates. Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture is spending $300,000 to entice us to eat more caviar. The bugs also didn’t care about the debate but were more curious about that attractive light. Meanwhile, Congress spent nearly a million dollars taste-testing food that can be eaten on Mars. I also noticed a number of vehicles passing up and down the street near our home and I could only assume that those voters did not have enough interest to watch the debate and become informed voters. In the meantime, we, the taxpayers, are paying $1.5 billion to provide free cell phones to those who can’t or won’t buy their own phones. Enrollment in the free service has increased 43 percent in the last year alone.
Bobbye and I have been providing food to the hummingbirds while they make their annual stopover during the southern migration. They eat, drink, and then deposit the leftovers on anyone or anything that happens to be nearby. They don’t care about the debates nor have they shown signs of paying for the meals. They do return each year, just as those who receive government handouts return to the trough. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation contributed $516,000 to help create a video game to simulate prom night.
The squirrels are busy storing up food for the winter and don’t seem interested in the debates any more than people standing in line for free phones, while talking on their cell phones. Meanwhile, Abbot and Costello are debating the unemployment figures. One says that the unemployment in this country is around 15 percent, while the other says it’s only 7.8 percent. The difference is that the 7.2 percent are no longer looking for work. If you are no longer looking for work, apparently you are not unemployed. While the debate goes on, the Department of Housing and Urban Development helped Nebraska steer $505,000 in Community Development Block Grants to the Sergeant Pet Supply Company to manufacture shampoo and toothpaste for our dogs and cats.
Meanwhile, I noticed this week that our taxpayer dollars were hard at work supporting the companies who are hired to pick up the trash on the side of the road that we, the taxpayers, deposit there when we are done with our burger wrappers and drink cups. Although Mitt Romney has caught a lot of flak from his remark about the 47 percent of voters who supposedly don’t pay taxes and will not vote for him, and the numbers may be out of kilter, I can sympathize with the line of thought. One mother interviewed while waiting in line for a free phone said that she was getting it for her 16 year-old daughter because she made a 4.0 grade point average and she deserved to have the phone. Bobbye and I have grandchildren who maintain 4.0 grade point averages, but they don’t get free cell phones. They actually work at jobs to provide for some of their own needs and wants.
I can tell you that many who only pick up a newspaper to read the comics are a part of the 47 percent Mitt was referring to. I can guarantee that if “king” Obama drove up and down the street with a gun killing women and children, there would still be a portion of that 47 percent who would vote for him.
The geckos will be busy again tonight chasing the bugs and the Department of Agriculture is spending $1.3 million to help Pepsico, the largest snack food company in the United States with revenues of over $66 billion last year, build a Greek-owned yogurt factory in New York.
Just keep voting them back in office and you will keep getting the same results.
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