These stories of how the stimulus has failed are truly showing the ineptness of the federal and local government. It is amazing that you can have local government a pile of cash and they cannot spend it or spend it poorly. There are not to many companies you can infuse cash into and they will fail. A report out yesterday says that the city of Los Angeles has spent only a quarter of its federal stimulus money though the bulk of the funding was awarded nearly two years ago. This could be because the state is a mess that holding on to any money is a big help. The city has netted more than $630 million in grants but had completed only eight of its 108 projects so far. When pushed the city admitted it was not their fault they blamed staff cuts and initial confusion about the program’s rules have made it tough to move projects quickly. We love this because the money was only supposed to be given to shovel ready projects. Were the projects shovel ready or not? The report said that Los Angeles had spent 13.3 percent of its money. When you compare this to New York who has spent 25 percent of its funding and Chicago had spent 47 percent. The other great thing is they know none of the projects risk losing funding despite the delays.
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There more we think about the incoming congress class the more it gets better. This will be the first congress in more than 63 years that will be Kennedy free. The Kennedys have held a congressional seat or the presidency for more than 60 years. The last hope runt of the litter, Patrick “patches” Kennedy of Rhode Island leaves his U.S. House seat. Patches in only 43 years old we are not sure he is going away but at least he is out of the picture. The best part is after the Ted Kennedy seat went to a Republican and Patches decided not to run the stranglehold of Camelot is finally over. There does not appear to be any bootlegging, drug addicts, womanizing, rapist, killers, or alcoholics in the new line of Kennedy’s ready to assume the high mantel set by their elders. The only one in office is Bobby Shriver serving as a city councilor in the seaside Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica. We celebrate that Patches did not run for a ninth term and this congress is already our favorite with Ms. Speaker moving to minority leader. The Republicans have a huge 60 plus seat swing in the last election and no Kennedy’s. It really could only be better if the republicans controlled the senate but you cannot have everything but it is pretty good so far.
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We have not seen a day of the new congress but we like it already. The House Republicans pledged to retain the ethics office. We like the rule that no legislation receive a House vote until it appears on the Internet for at least three days. You recall we have seen major bills came up for votes while few had a chance to read the legislation, of they make changes inserted at the last minute. New legislation must on the Internet prior to votes and require that bills requiring an increase in spending be balanced with cuts elsewhere. That means if a bill requires increased spending, money would be cut by an equal or greater amount elsewhere. So there is no tax increases that can be called on to pay for new mandatory spending. This maybe just talk and we will see if they can back it up. But as far as starting on the right foot this is why we sent them to Washington. The GOP also will continue a rule that prohibits former members of Congress who are registered lobbyists from using the House gym, where they once could lobby lawmakers. This is a great start and a move in the right direction. We love the effort and 2011 is looking up already as we find a ray of hope from these new words from Washington.
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We would like to wish all our readers, friends, and family a pleasant and joyful tide this Christmas morn. There is no more special day a year than Christmas. As there is something peaceful, serene and calm over the air as you travel on Christmas Day. There is no better joy than watching Christmas morning as young child fires open presents from the visit they had from Saint Nick. The church service is one of the best of the year as we celebrate the birth of Christ and dress in our very best clothes. Everything is special as it is Christmas and everything is good in the world. We all know the world will be back in the same way it was but for today everything is good.
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You know it is bad when the GAO Government Accountability Office claims that the United States financial projections are on such shaky ground that to audit them would be an exercise in futility. The watchdog office cited several problems with the government’s numbers but particularly called out its projections on Medicare in explaining its ultimate decision not to release a decision. Everyone knows the projected Medicare savings were used to build the case for the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. The GAO declared that there are significant uncertainties in those assumptions. The statement recent is a classic as the audit stated that as a result, they are unable to, and will not, express an opinion on the 2010 Statement of Social Insurance, which covers long-term budget projections for Social Security, Medicare and other benefits programs. The statement is the latest budgetary document to raise questions about whether the government’s plans for reining in Medicare will hold. We had been wondering when they were going to cut all that fraud and abuse out of Medicare that they said was going to help fund healthcare. We stated back then if they knew there was this much fraud and abuse they should have been stopping it all along. The reason they did not because it is impossible for this government to stop this or find it. Let us face it the criminals are always one step ahead and when they are caught who knows how long and how much it cost.
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