Thursday, July 16, 2009

Taxpayers Provide Casino Conference

A Social Security Administration "motivational management conference" held at a Phoenix resort last week cost $700,000. This was sanctioned even though Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016 and the program's trust fund will be depleted by 2037.

Costs for the conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa included airfare, hotel entertainment, dancers, motivational speakers, and food. Dancers? Entertainment? An after-hours casino trip? Family members staying at the hotel?

Proof once again that our government is out of control and has no regard for the hard earned tax dollars it robs from American citizens. Now, they want billions more for universal health care which will include, I'm sure, important "conferences' for the inept that are hired to administer that program. How much longer will we permit these outrages to continue?

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