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Fungible (fun-je-bul)

The dictionary defines fungible as:

  1. Returnable or negotiable in kind or by substitution, as a quantity of grain for an equal amount of the same kind of grain.
  2. Interchangeable
  3. of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation

Synonyms:  changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible, equivalent, exchangeable, interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike

Quote:

“People think this tax is for Social Security. But tax monies are really fungible. They get raided all the time.”

— Eugene Ludwig

Full Court Press

878-JVST_MARYS-INGLEWOOD07_standalone_prod_affiliate_4Debate is still raging over Democare.  I am thinking that “Democare” may be more descriptive than Obamacare as we need to chain this legislation to all of the Democrats.  Let’s pin this to them like a tattoo.  Unfortunately, the left is still pushing a vigorous agenda of big government and big spending and wealth spreading.  Lest you are relaxing as Democare has taken a hiatus (you know it will be back) here are some of the other socialist agenda items that you may have missed:

A New Kind of Pork

Apparently the federal government is tired of hearing about pork spending on highway projects so they went out and actually bought some pork with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) money.  The Department of Agriculture actually purchased over three-quarters of a million pounds of ham slices to the tune of $1.2 million. 

Fox News did the math and you or I could have purchased similar products at a retail store for about half the price.  As a Costco and Sam’s Club member, I can appreciate purchasing in bulk, however, that much pork is impressive.