Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The government ... so thrifty and careful with your money

Hmmm, it seems the founders were well aware of the predilections of government.  I wonder how they knew.  Don't tell me this has happened over and over  over again through ancient history into "modern" times?

( – An audit conducted by the Energy Department’s Office of Inspector General was "unable to locate" $500,000 worth of equipment purchased with stimulus money by a recipient of funds distributed through the deparment's “Advanced Batteries and Hybrid Components Program,” according to an audit report published by the OIG. 

The DOE said it would not be "appropriate" to release the name of stimulus-money recipient where the $500,000 worth of equipment could not be located. More here:

If you didn't know any better, you'd write this off as "incompetent  boobs in government."  But you do know better.  The "stimulus" didn't stimulate anything -- except the bank accounts of the cronies of government.

And it cracks me up.  Nobody will stand up and say "I'm responsible for this."  Instead what do they say?  "We need to increase taxes ..."  Yes, the government needs MORE money.  Apparently they aren't finished "spreading the wealth" among their many donors, buddies and benefactors.

And what would have happened if a corporation had done this?  Do you think some people might go to federal prison?  Yes, I think they would ... but what about the politicians?  Do you think anyone will be blamed ... much less actually punished?

Meanwhile, do you ever hear them say they'll cut even ONE cent of spending?  Answer: No.

You know why?  Because all the money either goes directly to their buddies or it goes to a government agency ... and their buddies are running the agency/program (or working in the agencies.)

This is why I am no longer interested in arguing with idiot-libs over whose ideas are correct.  The bottom line is I want them to be free ... and I want them to apply their genius ideas to themselves and leave me alone.  Is that too much to ask?  

The problem with idiot-libs is ... they cannot leave you alone.  They are COMPELLED to enslave you for life. ALL of their ideas involve stealing money from other people (you) ... for their own good, of course.  And it's been that way throughout history (as Jefferson was so painfully aware.)

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