Snow crab, anyone? Cross-fit equipment? Fancy chairs? How about lots of booze and beef?
I've priced crab and steaks recently, turned away, and looked for those bargain hams my grocery store has on sale every few weeks.
But not the government gang.
Last fall was that time of year when the bureaucrats faced the end of the fiscal year and had to use up their extra money or possibly face having their budget reduced. So they went out shopping and spending, blowing billions of dollars on items many of us regard as luxuries.
This article below the fold might be funny if I didn't have to pay my taxes in the next three weeks.
We're trillions of dollars in debt in this country. Some politicians have called for programs that will add tens of trillions of dollars to that debt.
I have an idea about our debt and our bloated government. It's old-fashioned, I know, but then I'm an old guy, and the idea works for me. When I don't have money, I quit spending. I cut back. I make that beat-up old coat last another winter. I don't go on vacation. I get my books from the library rather than Amazon. I eat soup instead of steaks.
Time for the government to do the same.
If you pull a paycheck and pay taxes, if you are working two jobs to make ends meet, if you are busting your hump to provide for your family, if you are wondering how you can pay the rent, your healthcare, and save even a little for retirement, if you are one of those over-sixty people I see working in grocery stores, if you are one of the twenty-somethings who can never seem to get ahead--the engine blows on your car, the landlord wants more rent, your last dental bill broke the bank--read the article below the page break and then ask yourself:
What the hell?