The past week, or so, I have seen TV reports of the continued search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa. This time in a driveway of a Michigan house. Previously he has been reported to be in New Jersey or Florida and of course a ton of money was used to see if he could be found.
I’m sorry, how much has this cost taxpayers? Simply…………..TOO MUCH. Hoffa went missing at the end of July in 1975 and was declared legally dead the end of July 1982.
Thirty years have passed since he was declared legally dead, yet the search goes on and on and on, kind of like the Energizer Bunny. But at what cost to taxpayers?
I have tried to find out how much money has been spent looking for Hoffa in the past thirty years and didn’t find mention of any monetary amount. However, since government agencies have always been involved in this worthless venture I can imagine the amount is staggering.
Let us not forget Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering, sent to prison for 13 years but pardoned by another questionable person – Richard M. Nixon. One crook helping another, what a great country!
My point in this wrant is – wouldn’t it be nice if the government agencies, local, state, and federal, that have wasted countless money in a search for a dead man, could have spent that money on those in this country that barely get enough to eat.
Did you know one in four children will go hungry today? In the United States? Sad? YES!
Looking for a long disappeared dead felon is, as always in my opinion, a travesty to those living and starving in this country. Hoffa is gone, now for 37 years, so get over it. Life is for the living, shouldn’t our tax dollars be going to feed the living rather than being wasted on the circling buzzards looking for a corpse?
Look at it another way, if you’re 37, 38, 39, or 40 you don’t have any recollection of Hoffa anyway. If you’re younger you’ll care even less. If you’re my age and remember Hoffa as the leader of the IBT, remember him being sent to prison, remember his disappearance and the searches since then, then maybe it’s time to say farewell to Jimmy as I’m getting to old to care.