To the Journal editor:
When angry taxpayers talk about excessive government spending, we are not referring to the senior or a low income person on food stamps.
A monthly $200 bridge card yields ($200 x 12 divided by 365) a daily allowance of $6.58. Excessive government spending is when a GSA conference costs $835,000 in Las Vegas and six pre-conferences were needed.
Barolo wine-braised short ribs, in-room parties with mind-readers, training in how to assemble bicycles, are you kidding me?
This is just one agency, can you imagine the waste in the Pentagon, in fraudulent medicare payments and how much taxpayers pay for daily alcoholic drinks for congressmen as well as traveling federal employees?
President Reagan said if government grows each year by more than the inflation rate, then government was getting bigger.
With a trillion dollar budget each year 5 percent waste translates to $50 billion, which nobody in Washington D.C. apparently cares about. President Lincoln said our government of the people and by the people was for the people. He didn't mean that the taxes collected were for the government people.
President Kennedy asked not what the country could do for you but what you could do for the country. How about, all you bureaucrats pay for your own booze and keep your caloric intake to about $6.58 a day. That's what you can do for all the people without jobs or have to work two jobs or have lost their homes or the young people who are going to eventually pay for all this spending and debt.