Recurring news reports such as the Solyndra debacle seem to be everyday occurrences. The fraud, waste, over spending and abuse is mind-numbing. At the same time, we have fellows such as Bill Clinton complaining that for the last 30 years Americans have outrageously engaged in criticizing the federal government in a manner never done in human history.
According to Bill, we should just shut up and appreciate what the federal government is trying to do for us, not complain about what the federal government is doing to us, for example spending until the federal debt surpasses $50,000 per citizen and continually increasing. And what do we get for it?
The feds gave $535 million to Sloyndra Corporation, a shaky solar panel manufacturer. The company then filed bankruptcy. No new permanent jobs were created and taxpayers were sapped for their unsecured “loan.” The feds also funded a program that allowed American weapons to be shipped into Mexico to be used by drug-runners in the ongoing civil wars there.
Look around at the waste: Shiny new diesel buses the size of fire trucks constantly burn up fuel and tires on our roads with no virtually no riders. One bus driving job is created at an annual cost of probably $350,000 or more. You could pay seven workers well with that money and make products to sell. These bus programs have wasted tax dollars for decades, in hope that one day masses of Americans will wake up just looking for a smelly, uncomfortable, slow moving, inconvenient bus to ride.
Is the plan to reduce your income so much that you can not afford a car? The federal bus awaits, burning your tax dollars, until your financial demise mandates that you ride the government bus. How about this; we keep our money and own our own car and even help a friend out who may need a ride?
All great Marxists love mass transport. It takes away the individual’s opportunity for self-determination and hope for a better lifestyle. Many other federally funded programs encourage dependency on wasteful government programs that encourage non-productive lifestyles.
All the while the segment of the population that works for a living and funds these federal programs is shrinking. Many are bought out of the workforce by the very programs that need the funds that taxpaying American workers provide. Don’t buy the politician’s hype, don’t play their class-warfare game, they don‘t care as long as they keep their comfy powerful positions.
Eliminate pensions and outlaw corporate and union lobbyist’s contributions for professional politicians, hopefully they will quit. Ordinary citizens can do a better job. America became the greatest nation with less federal government departments and programs. Yes, we can do it again!