The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

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

 

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