- Politics and Social Issues
The Unvarnished Truth
It's Past Time For Reality To Sink In
Pandering for votes should be a crime. If a politician says it then it must be true. Right? Hardly because they always give new meaning to the "if his/her lips start moving then more than likely a lie is about to follow." But they have pandering to the public down to a fine art. "Not mine," you utter! Please don't be naive. What has been going on for decades will continue to go on so lets just get past the next election cycle so we can go back to doing what we want, not what the US Constitution says, but what we want, is the prevalent attitude among this pack of professional pick pockets. Don't you sometimes wonder what they say to each other when the cameras aren't all lit up around them as they bask in their glory?
Under the guidance of our current crop of knot heads our country is on the slide to hell in a hand basket guided by a bunch of lazy, not smarter than the average bear types who obviously don't know how to balance a checkbook or a household budget. Their idea of fixing the very fiscal problem that exists in the nation is to continue to throw good money after bad in order to rectify the mess they created in the first place. Throw this dog a bone, or that dog a bone, and tell us how they saved this, that or the other. According to them the answer to our problems is "them" when in actuality they are the problem. All we need to do is "just give them one more chance" to sit up there on their imaginary throne and they'll do the right thing.
So let me take aim at the federal government and its incompetence. You see, my friends and fellow countrymen, behind any incompetence is a human being. In the case of the fed, it is too many of them congregating in one place. For those who haven't ever cracked the US Constitution you should. For those who haven't studied early American history then start cracking the books a time or two. This nation was founded on self-reliance, self-determination, and above all "liberty." The role of the federal government in all that was designed, yes designed into the document itself, to be "limited." Those wise men knew what will always happen when you give any government the ultimate power to run your life. Do you?
So here's the unvarnished truth. The federal government wasn't built to govern over every little detail of your life. In fact, the design plan was to prevent that from happening. King George be damned. The people who came up with the present design plan are the panderers I have previously mentioned. That gives them power and that they crave like a junkie craves the next fix. It wasn't designed to run huge entitlement programs, the nation's health care system or the huge bureaucracies we see all around us wanting to flex their muscles and tell us what we should or shouldn't eat, do or participate in. That is all about control and nothing else but control.
Take a look at the US Postal service. It's going bankrupt. The federal government can't run a lemonade stand and make a profit much less tend to the prudent spending of our hard earned tax dollars. AMTRAC is another prime example. It's still being propped up. Why? Or take the abuse of the Medicare system which gets a lot of lip service but not much action. If it's a known fact that 168 billion dollars is lost a year through fraud, waste or abuse why hasn't something been done about that? Wouldn't want to rock the boat too much now would they? Instead of fixing the problems they want to pander for the elderly vote by fabricating stories about this party, or that party, wanting to push Grandma off a cliff or withholding needed medication from those who need it. What utter rubbish but some people know how to shovel the garbage better than others and there are those who actually believe that tripe because their favorite partisan panderer had the audacity to let it dribble from their lips.
Then We See Rubbish Like This?
So what's the cure? The cure for the crime is to throw them out of office. Stop listening to the sound bites this time around and take a critical look at their record and how they voted during the last election cycle on issues important to you. Become involved and informed and stop listening to "the party line" because they are the problem. The answer doesn't lie in taxing any of us any more than they are taxing us. The answer is getting rid of the deadwood in the political forest. If we can't get them to enact term limits then we have to take matters into our own hands and enact them for them by way of the ballot box. Nobody needs to be sitting up there for decades on end. That, in of of itself, should be a clue as to the level of incompetence we are having to deal with.
This country needs to return to the concept of our nation being about "We, the People..." and away from it being about "They, Themselves" and their infinite wisdom about their ability to govern. If they're that smart they just may well be needed elsewhere other than a place like Washington DC. But then again sitting on a comfy, cushioned seat and getting paid to do nothing but create economic chaos at our expense seems to be too good a gig for some to pass up. Pander away until the next election then back to the same old, same old.
Some people seem to think that's the way that Washington works. I know that's the way it works because I've been watching them do it for decades on end. Service to the nation is an admirable thing - productive service. The federal government produces nothing. It should be a useful watchdog, not a lazy mutt intent on putting its paw out to finance the next bad idea.
I'm just saying...
The Frog Prince