Got $600,000 for a Statue?

Never An End to Government Waste

Are you struggling to help put your child through college?  How about pay for the medical bills for a sick loved one?  Chances are that you could find better ways to spend your money than a government bureaucrat.  But for the average American (who is actually paying taxes), your family’s tax liability is roughly $10,000.  That money could make a big difference in your lives if you were able to simply keep the money you earn.  But you can’t.  Why?

Because the government says that it needs it in order to perform its essential functions of protecting you and your rights.  Or in this case … because it needed to commission a $600,000 statue for a government building.  There is a new government center opening this fall in Alexandria, Virginia.  In the lobby of this new government building will be a $600,000 frog sculpture that lights up, gurgles “sounds of nature” and carries a 10-foot fairy girl on its back.  Now, $600,000 works out to about 60 American families ….. the earnings of 60 American families was forced from their pockets, at the point of a gun, and used to erect a gurgling frog statue in a government building in Virginia.  And these politicians in Washington say we can’t cut the budget??



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