I Am Ticked Off!

Why The People DO Not Trust Politicians...

While we the American people thought our Senators were
crafting and creating a bill to help save our extemely
desperate economy, these lawmakes could not resist
padding it with a billon dollars in earmarks!

These earmarks have nothing to do with restoring
confidence in our financial markets and economy.
A bill that started at 3 pages quickly grew to over 451 pages

Yes, a number of Senators added a number of earmarks
into this 451-page bill.

Hey, the bigger the bill, the more you can hide!

Check this out...
A $2 million
tax benefit for makers of wooden arrows
for children;

A $100 million tax break to benefit auto racetrack
owners;

$192 million in rebates on excise taxes for the Puerto
Rican and Virgin Islands rum industry;

$148 million in tax relief for U.S. wool fabric producers;
 
$49 million tax benefit for fishermen and other plaintiffs
who sued over the 1989 tanker Exxon Valdez spill.

Does this bother you?
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Here are those Earmarks in more detail:

Tax breaks in bailout bill
The financial rescue measure passed by the Senate on
Wednesday included a series of tax incentives
benefiting specific industries or states.

Wooden arrows: This tax break, backed by Oregon's two
senators, would benefit an Oregon manufacturer of
wooden arrows for children by $2 million over 10 years.

Racetracks: Earmark would allow auto racetrack owners
to depreciate their facilities over seven years, saving
the industry $100 million over two years.

Rum: Offers rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands a rebate on excise taxes worth $192 million over
two years.

Wool: Reduces tariffs for U.S. makers of wool fabric that
use imported yarn, worth $148 million over five years. The
measure was pushed by Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and
Melissa Bean, D-Ill.

Exxon Valdez: Plaintiffs in the suit over the 1989 oil
spill could spread their tax payments on punitive damages
over three years, cutting their tax bill by $49 million.
The measure was backed by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska.

American Samoa: Allows certain corporations to reduce their
tax liability on income earned in American Samoa, at a cost
of $33 million over two years.

Hollywood: Extends a tax break for film and TV companies that
keep their production in the United States, worth $478
million over 10 years. The provision was originally pushed by
Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles.

What do these earmarks have to do with this Bailout?
Absolutely nothing!

I am pissed and disgusted with all politicians involved.
Politicians wonder why the people don't trust them,
it's because crap like this.

Our economy is in "EMERGENCY MODE" and what do some of these
politicians do? Sneak in a few earmarks quietly!

Shame on both the Republicans and Democrats!
Shame on those that thought they could just sneak it in the bill.
Shame on all the politicians that agreed to be part of the
good ol boys network and not say or do anything to stop it!

Another Fine Example of Our Politicians Hard At Work For You!
Forgettaboutit!

Well I feel better not that I got that off my chest.
How do you feel?
Are you ticked off?

Please post your comments now!

Now Try TO Have a Good Weekend,
Robby LeBlanc

Republicans and Democrats

Are You Voting Republican or Democrat?

As far back as I can remember my family was
always Republican. (My Mother & Father)

And as far back as I can remember I'd argue with my
parents about how our government messes things up...

Well I finally voted in the 2000 Election and I admit
I voted for Bush. At the time, I really thought he
was going to look out for the people...

Well, as you can see the past 8 years with President
Bush in office have been a total disaster! Heck, even
John McCain only mentioned Bush one time in his speech
the other night during the Republican Convention.

So much for being proud of your president and all the
wonderful things he has done...

With that in mind, does that means I'm voting for Obama?
Hmmm...

As I started writing this post for my blog, my dad
is at the Republican convention having the time of
his life. He loves the republicans and the whole
party. He loves the politics, the energy, the
interaction with friends from all over the country.

(My Step Mom got ill so she couldn't attend the
convention. Please say a short prayer for her)

Yes, the republicans are lucky to have such a loyal
man on the team...I love that my dad is having so
much fun!

He'd call me after each republicans speech and we'd
debate about it for a few minutes and he'd go back to
the convention...

Well both party's had conventions...

My father called me on Saturday after the RNC and said
so are you voting for John McCain yet?

I told my dad, I don't think it really matters much
who actaully wins. My dad couldn't believe I said that.

I told my dad...
1. For over 30 years I have been hearing both party's
say that the Tax code was way to complicated and needed
to be simplified, over-hauled or eliminated.

Bottom line - It has just gotten more complicated.
They know it should be changed, but it will never happen.
Actually Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee were the only ones
talking about changing it.

2. For years both party's have said they needed to
do something about our health care system.

Bottom Line - Nothing has changed - It has gotten worse.
More people are without health care than ever before.

3. For years both party's have said teachers needed
to be paid more.

Bottom Line - Teachers Pay is still sub par.

4. Since the Nixon administration, (1973) both party's
have known that the USA has needed to become less
dependent on forign oil...

Bottom Line - We are more dependent now and in worse
position and paying record high prices for gas which
is effecting the entire American economy.

Now both party's are touting we need to do something.
It's a little late, don't cha think?

And now both party's are saying they are the party
of Change! Really?

In any case...
These are just a few things that came to mind...

My problem is, I still want to beleive that there
are some politicians out there that really want to
help the people.

What do you think?
Republican or Democrat?

I look forward to any of your comments.

Have a Great Day!
Robby Leblanc