By Bill O'Reilly
President Obama continues to urge higher taxes on the affluent but he also continues to expand the federal government in record-breaking ways. Since the President has been in office about 147,000 government employees have been added to the payroll despite the $16 trillion federal debt. And as we've been reporting, government waste has reached epidemic proportions.
This man 57-year-old Jeffrey Neely, the acting commissioner of the General Services Administration's Pacific Rim region may have taken 131 trips worth more than $100,000 on the taxpayer dime. Neely was also behind the outrageous $823,000 Las Vegas junket.
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ISSA: Did you attend the 2010 Western Regional Conference in Las Vegas?
NEELY: Mr. Chairman, on the advice of my counsel, I respectfully decline to answer based upon my Fifth Amendment constitutional privilege.
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O'REILLY: What a weasel. And here he is, Mr. Weasel, in a Vegas hotel room using a hot tub with a champagne chaser or two. And we pay for this. Ah. I would be smiling, too huh, Jeff? Neely also took trips to Hawaii and South Pacific. We hope they had hot tubs in both those places and he brought his wife.
So Mr. President, you are telling me I should pay more taxes so Jeffrey can run around the world jumping at the hot tubs. Is that what you're telling me?
Federal government needs to be down sized and reorganized. It's one thing after the other. If it isn't Secret Service chasing hookers, it's bankrupt solar energy companies or research studies that put shrimp on a treadmill. Remember that?
And that reminds me, Neely was the guy who OK'd the $4 shrimp appetizer in Vegas that so upset Jon Stewart. It is beyond galling to hear the Democratic Party continuing to pound the table for more tax dollars in light of what's happening.
Education? They want more money. Well, the USA spends more than any other country on earth except Switzerland to educate our students. Jobs creation, more money, green energy, more money… it never ends.
You know what I think, I think God sent us Jeffrey Neely. I think the deity allowed government investigators to uncover what that guy was doing. If American voters still don't understand the giant con that is going on at the federal level, then we deserve to be like Greece.
Once again "Talking Points" believes the government should respect taxpayer dollars, should down size, should transfer some power to the states… let them screw it up. Jeffrey Neely gamed the system and we all pay for it. Put him on trial.
And that's “The Memo.”
Pinheads & Patriots
The Kardashians are still around, but their TV presence is waning. So Kim may be looking at a political career.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Ross Perot Museum.
KIM KARDASHIAN, REALITY TV STAR: Ross Perot. He ran for president.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, he did.
KARDASHIAN: I decided I'm going to run for the mayor of Glendale.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want to be the mayor of Dallas.
KARDASHIAN: Have to, you know, have full residency in Glendale. So I'm trying to...
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is the Ross Perot museum.
KARDASHIAN: But so for real. So Noelle's going to head my campaign. But it's going to be in, like, five years.
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O'REILLY: That's Glendale, California. If I were Ms. Kardashian, I would start a brand-new political party, the "It's Like" party. That would be awesome.
By the way, Glendale, California, doesn't elect mayors. The city council appoints them. Somebody tell Kim, who may be a "Pinhead," but maybe not.
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