Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Building renovations is something that should be paid for by private companies. Besides that I watch enough This Old House and other similar shows to know that a lot of times renovation is more expensive than simply tearing a building down and building a new one.Besides that there is other worthy spending like turining old building in to new places.
That creates jobs.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
"Yes I read the 9th [amendment]. It doesn't say **** about abortion." -Jamesrage
I'll leave the partisan sniping to the partisan extremists who think mentioning Obama is a powerful argument, when it only shows how weak their position is. Screaming "the other guy did it too!" may be a hit in kindergarten, but adults can see right through it.
...the amount he found was what he found, not what was hidden...CIA slush fund etc.