White House ‘$40 Gimmick’ Backfires
“It took some 2,500 taxpayers unwittingly shelling out $40 each just to pay for the First Lady’s separate flight to Hawaii.” - If $40 Is No Big Deal; Give It Back!
By Dell Hill
a political stunt to apply pressure to Republicans, the White House is
asking Americans to submit their sob stories about what the loss of $40
would mean to them. The usual “no more pizza nights” type answers
Doug Powers asked that question IN REVERSE - What does $40 mean to the White House?
–Forty dollars could have been given to almost 14 million taxpayers for what went up in carbon neutral smoke on Solyndra.
–Forty dollars could have been sent to almost 21 million people for what was spent on the stimulus. That’s a lot of “Friday Family Pizza Nights” that could have been “saved or created.”
–Forty dollars is the “investment” of 6,250 taxpayers in each Chevy Volt.
–It took some 2,500 taxpayers unwittingly shelling out $40 each just to pay for the First Lady’s separate flight to Hawaii.
Nobody in government — particularly this administration — should be asking taxpayers what difference $40 makes in their lives.
Taxpayers should be asking the administration and Congress what $40 means to them.
The payroll tax issue will be settled, but the much larger, longer term problem isn’t budging.”