Skip to comments.24 Dumb Wastes of Money
Posted on 06/06/2011 2:02:38 PM PDT by Daffynition
For most Americans, the recession hasn't ended. There are plenty of people out of work. The stock market is still a bipolar mess. Uncle Sam is up to his goatee in debt. The nation is pinching pennies to squeak by, and maybe that's a good thing?
Because last decade was a drunken orgy of a spending spree. We bought giant, expensive McMansions on credit in the suburbs because everyone in the family needed two toilets. We would eat out all the time at fancy restaurants that served "tapas," which is Spanish for "very expensive tiny plates of very little food." Americans took up golf by the millions, and that's a sport where you pay out the nose to walk around a park with a bag full of pricey toys.
Then that ended, and here we are. Hungrier, but leaner. Not completely broke, but certainly more frugal. Most Americans don't waste money the way they use to. But there are still some who insist on throwing their moolah at crapola that isn't worth the price tag. Check out our list of dumbest wastes of money! Let us know how you're saving a buck here and there.
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Spending money on women who won't leave in the morning!
I go to the Casino about once a month. I get free rooms and free food (yea, I know they plan to get it back) and I get out of the house for a weekend. I live in Memphis and Tunica is 45 minutes away.
I do have a job and I limit myself. More often than not, I also leave with extra money, but not always.
I look at that list as do’s and don’t if you are having financial troubles and it makes more sense.
I don’t do minivans. I like to ride high and run over the smart cars that get in my way. ;)
My observation at a number of gyms is that the most heavily used piece of equipment is the mirror on the wall.
Top waste of money:
Millions of Americans are losing their jobs and their homes, thousands are going hungry. In the midst of all this, Barack Obama cant give your money away to foreigner terror imams fast enough.
BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obama gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/obamas-supplemental-bill-passes-gives-billions-to-enemies/
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request
Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request
Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon: $74 million
Africa: $151 million, $18 million above the request, for economic and security assistance for Kenya, Somalia, Southern Sudan, and Zimbabwe
International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
. Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA.
(This is the news that didnt make the headlines)
The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=22164
and then there is Obamas $108 billion IMF bailout scheme http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/
in addition to the Supplemental.
According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration will give away nearly $6 million of American tax dollars to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including Islamic mosques and minarets, in 55 nations. See the State Department document here.
25. Paying the IRS.
Same here, $10 for 1-2 hours of golf is pretty cheap. Got my clubs for $10 too. This list is mostly dumb.
I think it’s because Vegas is a tourist destination, people are there on vacation, everybody knows it’s supposed to be fun. While local casinos are a store basically, it’s a trip to the mall, maybe the laundry mat comes closest, the people are going to try to win money, which of course they probably aren’t because everything favors the house, but their goal isn’t to have fun, so they aren’t.
..................which could feed a hundred cows, which could produce meat to feed the starving children in Africa..............
I have yet to see a smart waste of money.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.~ Mark Twain
If you're ever in CT, take time to visit his home, Nook Farm...you'd love it. I swear you can feel his presence in it.
Excellent list, pat08!
How about a homemade frappucino? Or ice blended (the Coffee Bean version)?
I know. This guy seems to keep showing up in mine...
Yes, we get better gas mileage but the trade off in space isn't worth it, IMO. Next time we need a new vehicle it will be a LARGE suv.
When I got serious into tournament paintball...I had $1000 in my marker(gun), $100 in the mask and ammo belt, and blew an easy $100 per tournament on paint at $50 a 2000 round case. Not counting entry fees, gas, etc.
I know skeet shooting can be high. I live not far from the venue used during the 96 olympics and a bunch of duck, quail hunters.
Who said anything about mini-vans?
Not many ordinary Americans know about this.
This is absolutely INSANE.
This should go viral and cook his Marxist/Muslim a$$.
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