It’s been said that people tend to be more careless when handling items that they do not own, especially stolen items, and this certainly reigns true in the case of bureaucrats who seek to extract wealth from the rest of us on a compulsory basis.
You’ve probably heard the quote from Neil Armstrong: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Well, it turns out that Neil Armstrong claims this is not the correct quotation. According to Armstrong, he claims to have actually said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The letter ‘a’ being the only distinction between the two.
So, rather than find money through voluntary means in the marketplace, the National Science Foundation used two tax-payer funded grants, amounting to more than $700,000, to correct this quotation.
That’s right. $700,000 was spent attempting to correct one letter for an inconsequential quote in history, which was originally given as two separate grants to the National Science Foundation for the purpose of improving and understanding communications concerning people with speech conditions, such as autism and Parkinson’s disease. One grant was received from the ironically titled “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” in 2009.
As Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky points out in a “Waste Report” he released on the topic, this is an egregious waste of funds, and it certainly shows that bureaucrats being wasteful when they are dealing with stolen money.
The reason they can waste your money is they are not concerned with your well-being, nor are they concerned with protecting you. These individuals we call government are nothing more than men and women who are forcing you to pay them, and they will continue to be careless with your money because that’s what a thieves do.
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