Thursday, April 19, 2012

Secretary of Defense Panetta - Living The Good Life

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta chooses to go home from Washington DC to his walnut farm in Monterrey, California every weekend.   Doing so cost American taxpayers $32,000 a week for each round trip.  Panetta is required to reimburse the government just $630 for his weekly travel.  How nice.   Mr. Panetta is an employee of the United States.   When he chose to take the job as Defense Secretary, he knew it was in Washington DC.   The notion that Panetta goes home every weekend, at our expense, is just one more example of government taxpayer abuse.  To date, Secretary Panetta has wasted $860,000 of our money on these trips. 

It is time for this to stop.   It may be that the government should fund a trip home twice a year for Panetta; but more than that is stealing from taxpayers.    This is just the tip of a wasteful iceberg; yet Socialist President Obama wants to raise income taxes so we can give government more of our hard earned money to waste.  We learn of Panetta's boondoggle at the same time we learned of the lavish $820,000 GSA conference in Las Vegas.  Of course, all of this is chump change in Washington DC; but the waste all adds up to Billions of dollars.  Not one more dime for these clowns.

We must enact a Constitutional Amendment that limits federal taxing authority.  It is very clear that we can't trust politicians of either political party to manage our money.   The waste in Washington DC is huge.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.  But, we must elect real Conservatives committed to cutting spending and enacting specific Constitutional Amendments to require a balanced budget and limits on taxing authority to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  

We have to take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  Panetta's boondoggle is just one more example of many government boondoggles wasting our money.  It has to stop. 

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