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10 INFURIATING examples of government waste

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm   /   by

If these are not infuriating to you, they should be.

These people insist that any government shutdown is tantamount to throwing war widows into snowbanks and killing kittens.

They claim there is no possible way they can cut the budget.

They  increase spending well beyond previous years, and then treat the new level of spending as a floor below which we can never go or risk catastrophe.

These people have placed themselves above you. Above the American people. They have become a rapacious, crapulent elite, living high off the hog while standing on our backs.

This is arguably worse than anything in France under the last, ill-fated Bourbons or Russia under the last, ill-fated Romanovs. At least they were hereditary monarchs operating in a world in which representative democracy was still comparatively rare. Our elites have hooked the people up to a spigot and are siphoning our life’s blood for their aggrandizement in a nation expressly designed to prevent such things!

(Ignore the fact that this was meant for the last day or so of 2013. The content is what matters. How about that State Department liquor bill?!)


Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. phoenixlaw says:

    How about the $9 million a day we give Israel?

    1. phoenixlawI think it would be best if all foreign aid ended. But I can think of far worse recipients than Israel. Then again, I do not have this hot hot hate for Jews the way you do.

      1. phoenixlaw says:

        WesternFreePress phoenixlaw And I don’t have a hot hate for Palestinians the way you do.

        1. phoenixlawWesternFreePress It’s not hate I feel, it’s anger. It’s horror that human beings could behave so badly. Sending one’s own children to become shahid . . . and then celebrating when they die . . . horrifying. Creating a society, if you can even call it that, that thrives on an endless thirst for blood . . . that teaches its children to sing songs about slaughter . . . The proof is in the moral pudding.

        2. phoenixlaw says:

          WesternFreePress phoenixlaw Do you mean the “moral pudding” that since 2000, 129 Israeli children and 1519 Palestinian children have been killed – a ratio of 10 to one – that moral pudding?  Or perhaps you mean the fact that Israel has been the target of at least 77 UN Resolutions and the Palestinians have been the target of one.  Or perhaps that no Israelis and 5007 Palestinians are being held prisoner. Or perhaps the fact that no Israeli homes have been demolished and at least 27,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished.  Or perhaps its the 260 Jewish-only settlements built on land stolen from the Palestinians while the Palestinians have no settlements built on stolen Israeli land.

10 INFURIATING examples of government waste