The numbers of veterans in Congress has significantly diminished over the years. From the 70’s to today the number of veterans in Congress has dropped by 75 percent. According to a recent report published by the Congressional Research Service:
- There are 121 total legislators who have served in the military (five less than the last Congress)
- There are 96 veterans in the House and 25 in the Senate
- Their collective wartime service includes World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Anyone out there taken advantage of the cash for clunkers program?
“Remember, the reason government is funded by taxes is because it produces almost nothing that people will pay for willingly.” — Mark Hillman
The Congressional Budget Office released the following figures:
|% of Tax
||$1.3 M or more
||$512 K or more
||$58 K or more
||Less than $58 K
||Less than $37 K
Quoted from The Villages Daily Sun:
Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Animal-control officers in Cobb County have cited tow women for having their dogs off leashes–even though the women were in a park created specifically to let dogs off leashes. When Cobb opend an off-leash dog park last month, it seems, officials didn’t take the county’s leash law into account.
“It’s ludicrous to say it’s off-leash and to give people tickes for having them off the leash,” said Clare Salkin, who was ticketed for violating the law. She has a court date in about three weeks for unleashing Bob, her Labrador-mix.
The county says it has stopped enforcing the leash law in the park . It plans to clarify its ordinances to make it legal for people to unleash dogs in the park, said a county spokesman.