Friday letters: Obama wasting tax dollars

June 28, 2013 

What beneficial things could the country do with $170 million? I guess we’ll never know since President Obama’s family trip to Africa will cost approximately $100 million and the bonuses to the employees at the IRS amount to $70 million.

If a trip to Africa is really necessary, then Obama should have gone alone; he doesn’t need his whole family tagging along, with all the extra costs. As he does on most of his foreign trips, he’ll likely just disparage America again and accomplish nothing.

When it comes to the IRS, it’s a slap in the face to every American that this organization, with its growing scandal and questionable activities, should be handing out bonuses of $70 million.

Most people are not aware of what’s going on concerning these issues or the NSA scandal or Benghazi or much else that this abusive, incompetent government is doing. I hope the public will take the time to research what’s going on and get involved, or it will cost us far more dearly than just wasted money.

Tom Stollmaier

Chapin

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