The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Breaking News

Letters to the editor

July 12, 2013

IRS wasting funds

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

Have we got problems? Short on cash this month for all the bills? That’s peanuts, folks! Too many to comment on in 500 words, but our problems hit each and every American, regardless of race, religion or wealth. And I will start by saying that I am not blind to the influx of “unknowns” and dangerous ideologies that are merging into our population every day.

Fifty million dollars spent by the IRS for 225 employee conferences in a two-year period! Sure, they can tap you and me for that money — they are the IRS! In two years, nine-plus conferences per month cost just short of a quarter million dollars per conference. Reportedly, lots of expensive dining, dancing, frivolous little incentive gifts, etc. Folks, if the current IRS personnel need that much training,” then they oughta cull!

Our president has turned our health program over to the IRS. Why the Internal Revenue Service for health care? Will we become like some European nations who are under “government-handled” health programs? The IRS is only one of the several serious situations facing us, one of which is the problem with our National Security Agency.

Yes, we have many, many serious concerns regarding the influx of people coming into our country — no one seemed to care until now. And the stalling on Benghazi is still hanging in midair. We are faced with an ever rising debt ceiling … on and on. Don’t know about you, but I resent the millions and millions of dollars our White House spent on “vacation time” the first three months in second-term office … and this also included VP Biden. Of course, VP Biden’s trips were advertised as only $500,000 per night. Come on folks, with our financial state of affairs, I have to all this rubbing it in our faces! One more, the latest I heard was “Obamanation:” … not bad!

Well, it will never be as when I grew up and I definitely do not fault that. I just pray that we will never lose “One nation under God” and government “by the people.”

In God we trust,

Billie R. Stone

Greenville

 

1
Text Only
Letters to the editor
Featured Ads
Promotions
Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
Must Read
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide