The pest control industry has no worries, we no longer need to spend money on lobbyists attend strategy meetings or ask for P.A.C. (political action committee) money because we have a life long friend in the White House. Yes President Barrack Obama himself has joined the pest control world and billions in stimulus money should be coming our way any time now. Hey the government has allocated some serious bucks our way.
Here’s just a few things that relate directly to the pest control industry;
$1.7 million “for a honey bee factory” in Weslaco, TX
$1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah
$650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi
$2.3 Million for Bug Research In Connecticut.
$6.6 million for Formosan subterranean termites
$300,000 FOR MAPPING RADIOACTIVE RABBIT FECES:
Preservation of an insect collection at North Carolina State: $253,123
Now I don’t know about you but money’s money right? Especially when it benefits something that directly affects your livelihood. Shouldn’t we as an industry be jumping for joy right now? If you’re a pest control professional I’d really love to hear what you have to say. Even if you’re just a person perusing my little voice called a blog looking for bug answers I invite you to comment below with your opinion as well. ( I really do write about bugs too) I mean it’s easy to criticize when our elected leaders who spend $17,000.00 on a toilet seat, we all can agree on that right? Well everyone except the toilet seat salesman.
Guess what? I don’t really know if there is merit behind these projects or not so you can call me a hypocrite for not having all the answers BUT! This is the same government that has the tax payers footing the bill for a bridge in Alaska that will connect 50 people on one side to 8000 on the other. All to the tune of $941 million dollars! So call me whatever you wish but I am skeptical. Even though this tiny pittance of the huge ‘back bending’ (America aint broken yet) pork spending benefits my industry, I for one am mad as hell about the waste and fraud we as hard working Americans are having to endure. If you are too then let’s hear it, if you agree with the expenditures, then let’s hear that too. This is still a FREE country the last time I checked so why don’t we all speak up and let them know exactly what we think.
On the lighter side, I think I know just why our so called leaders have this mindset. It starts from the top of course and by the looks of it, the President is just getting sick and tired of bugs. I’ve never seen a world leader so plagued with flies and vermin.
Hey DC! Better get used to it, if you keep screwing up this country and spending us into oblivion we’ll all be swatting flies to keep them out of our face because we won’t have any money left to do anything about it.
Just like they do in 3rd world countries, now won’t that be dandy?