Can “The Count” teach kids to count to $20 million in taxpayer dollars?
“The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of “Sesame Street,” the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The decision came as a Pakistani newspaper reported allegations of corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative.”—CBS News
Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, on my way, to where the air is sweet, Oh can you tell me how to get, how to get to Islamabad street?!
It’s stuff like this that completely blows the “Buffett Rule” arguments right out of the water. Are we really supposed to believe that taxing the highest paying taxpayers even more is going to fix our budget problems?
Anyone who thinks that way is completely and utterly naïve. We have the federal government signing up for $20 million in corrupt muppet projects in foreign countries (not exactly allies, mind you) and we wonder why we are $15 trillion in debt.
It’s pretty obvious that when the government has more of the people’s money, they just view that as breathing room and spend even more recklessly. Give them some more of our cash to work with and before you know it we will be producing a new U.S. Government sponsored Toy Story in every country from Morocco to Myanmar.