The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 14, 2013

Obama just wants to spend


COVINGTON, Ind. — Editor:

Your government is at work for you, spending billions on wasted programs.

One example, $27 million to Morocco to teach them pottery and other skills. A study on overweight lesbians cost $1.5 million. Another one, $947 million to come up with a food menu for Mars. A video about proms, $516 million. Another program funded for robotic squirrels. And again, funding for children’s reactions watching robots. Another, observing fish behavior. The list is endless of wasted billions.

There are $3.5 billions in taxes owed by federal employees, $5 billion owed by private contractors.

Remember Obamacare, with more than 2,000 pages? It is now more than 20,000 pages of regulations. This plan will cause a loss of jobs. Full time will be replaced to part time.

Business owners have to pay for his employees if they have more than 50 people on the payroll or they will be fined.

Sen. Paul Ryan released his budget recently, but President Obama said, “no way.”

As the president said, his quote, “I’m not going to balance the budget just for the sake of balance.”

It’s very apparent that his mindset is to add more to our national debt. No cuts. More spending. More taxes. Is this president working for the people? Definitely not. No way.

Charles J. Matul

Covington, Ind.