Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Certainly applies to the Obama Administration.
I guess the Bush Administration would fit the bill as well....
In my humble opinion, it applies mostly to the Idiot-In-Chief we have at present but it could apply to a certain degree to all of them, mostly on the Dem side since they are the party of "take care of me since I'm too damn lazy to do it myself."
You don't think the Rs are shooting themselves in their feet at the moment? A nice bi-partisan agreement shot down by Republicans - well done, play into Obama's hands why don't you!
A two month extension of the payroll tax cut is nothing more than "kicking the can down the road." Why not make it a year? At $3 a day, it's not going to amount to much for just two months. To be honest, it won't be that big a deal over a year either.
You want real change? Cut spending. Cut taxes. Cut fat and redundancy from the government. Then start slashing the size of government by slashing departments like the NEA, EPA, and the IRS.
Whether or not the extension was good or bad was neither here nor there (I personally think it was a bad idea) - but after a bi-partisan agreement, the Republican party are now seen as the party who are 'kicking' the middle class while they are down - and this is shown in the recent polls.
Sadly, doing the right thing, isn't always the best thing to do politically...
Don't forget the DEA, FBI, ATF and the rest of the alphabet soup of gov't screw-ups
It also applies to Congress. They aren't doing anything.
This seems to apply to much of America. In many of the jobs I have held it seems the less you know or do the more you get paid.
I would say that almost every President since the inception of America has been inept.
Then again, they are only out for themselves and don't really give a damn about the people anyways.
This statement is a platitude, defined by HL Mencken as: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true
I would categorize the OPs statement as a platitude as well.
The question now remains, what do platitudes offer to a debate?
Actually, if you pay close enough attention to the actions of said Presidents since the inception of America, then you would know it to be true, regardless of whether or not, everyone agrees.
I wrote a hub on a little bit of America's history, it's economy, it's money, it's politics and the constitution. It shows the ineptitude of politicians since the inception of America. If you're interested- What Are Politicians Hiding About Economy? is the name of the hub.
So, thank you for your input.
What you are offering is an opinion of history. I prefer to draw my own conclusions.
Thanks for promoting your Hubs though!
There's nothing wrong with a little self-promotion, marriedwithdebit. I think we're all here to do at least a little bit of that.
If you have a hub pertaining to the subject, by all means, post it.
If you're not going to be honest with yourself about America's history, then I guess you won't be honest with me about your opinions/conclusions.
It appears that the polling public, as fickle as it ever was, disagrees, LH.
America seems to confuse real life with an action movie.
The POTUS is a NOT an untouchably good superhero who single-handedly defeats cartoon bad guys.
GOP House is shooting itself in the foot by saying no. Perception is king in politics. It's Christmas week and they're talking about cutting $40 per paycheck from American families. If there's a solid reason for not extending the payroll tax it's not getting any play and guess whose poll numbers just jumped 6 points?
(Hint: Not Congress).
All liberal Democrats are lazy, indolent and unpatriotic and all Conservative Republicans types are perfect Americans....Isn't nice when we can suspend reality in a web post. Merry Christmas from a liberal ...
Well said. Let's summarize the original post:
"The President is a stupid dummy and he was elected by stupid dummies."
The reason conservative arguments are so popular is because they are so easy to wield. Even a child can do it. Everything is black and white, right or wrong, and good vs. evil.
By joining the Conservative Club, you have the benefit of always being right, and if by chance some factoid calls your position into question, then you are encouraged to savage the source with ad hominem attacks or accuse them of being brainwashed by some conspiratorial force (liberal media, Bilderberg group).
Merry Christmas steveamy and my free thinking rule your holiday season.
While I would like to take credit for the word Ineptocracy and it's definition, It's in Webster's. The fact it applies so aptly to the present administration is Obama's fault, not mine.
What are you talking about? I went to Merriam Webster site and entered the word and received this message: "The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above"
Are you intentionally trying to mislead people?
Not cool man. You need to explain why you said something that isn't true.
All of your assertions are in serious doubt now.
I stand corrected, marriedwithdebit. It's not in Webster's.
Please see Reality Bytes' post below.
As for my assertions, the fact remains that liberals have always expected something for nothing, wanting the government to take care of them and provide they're every want and need. I, for one, would prefer to work for what I get so not to owe anyone anything.
Use in a sentence:
The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.
At least I'll admit it when I'm wrong but the assertion stands.
Thank you for admitting your error. Not many on here will, and I respect you for it. I think your "fact" about liberals is actually your opinion. "Liberal" and "conservative" are definitions that change every 25 years anyway.
I would much prefer to sticking with facts and not throwing out generalities. As I said before, platitudes aren't worth debating.
Perhaps you're right, marriedwithdebit.
I think MatrixSurfer is right as well. We, Liberals and Conservatives, Dems and Republicans, have butted heads for so long, we've forgotten who the pain in the ass really is – our government – and they want us to be doing exactly that. Keeps our focus off them.
Lets turn our attention on ALL of them. I think you'll agree there's plenty of blame for both sides of the aisle.
I can get behind this. I think we need to first turn our attention to where the money is - Wall Street. That is who funds the echo chambers like the Tea Party and Congress. All they have to do is pump a little bit of money in and arguments pop out. Congress is just the paper on which the lies are printed. Critics of OWS say they should be in Washington, but I think they are in the right location.
While I'm not a member of the Tea Party and haven't been to any of their meetings, I do agree with some of what they stand for – Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Free Markets.
IMHO, the OWS protesters have done more to shoot themselves in the foot than to garner support from the main stream public. Their message is getting completely lost in what the few that want to cause trouble are doing. You've seen the things on the news the same as I have. They appear to act more like animals in some cases than people that want their voices heard legitimately. Granted the violence has been in places like Oakland, CA and NYC and the protesters in my area have been generally peaceful but I have yet to see of even one arrest at a Tea Party event.
The fact remains, the only way things are going to get better is if we clean out Washington and make sure the ones replacing them understand they work for us, not the other way around.
If we can work toward that without turning this country into some sort of Socialist utopia that won't work, hell, man, I'm in with all I got.
Where did you see OWS protesters armed and carrying racist signs?
Wiz, I have yet to see photos of Tea Party people crapping on police cars, spitting on soldiers, and terrorizing school children. Perhaps you find that acceptable. I don't.
Sure Longhunter, ignor the hate and racism and focus on the "crap!" More lies, exaggeration and Fox propaganda.
Wake up from your hateful delusion and watch this video—that is, if you want to learn the truth about OWS . . .
Rather than deal with you anymore, I've decided to take a different tact. We'll see what happens.
Have a good day, Wiz.
mostly on the Dem side since they are the party of "take care of me since I'm too damn lazy to do it myself."
I don't see the word "all" in the quote above, steveamy. Nor was it a dig at you or anyone else in particular. And, believe me, I wish it had been a suspension of reality. Unfortunately, it's how a large portion of the Dems think. They want the government to take care of them on the backs of hard working Americans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI Typical Dem
Merry Christmas from a Christian Conservative with a couple of liberal views.
It is not about Dems vs "conservatives" my friends. It is us little peeps vs the power elite in washington, tied now at the purse to large corporate interests. They love it when we in-fight. We now live in a Statist Country, where policies are made through big money lobbyists. Large corporations, unable to innovate and create because of their size and inflexibility, now buy their own playing field. Had they to compete in a truly free marketplace, most would fail.
But we really should quit playing into this divide and conquer mentality foisted on us by a political class (both sides) bent on only power and control.
His assertions were in doubt before he coined a specious word.....
Posted by Jeff Carter
on November 3rd, 2011
Was watching CNBC this morning and I learned a new word. Usually I learn my new words from the former President Bush, or the former Chicago Mayor Daley.
The word is: Ineptocracy
*_Ineptocracy_****(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least
capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the
members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded
with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number
Use in a sentence:
The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.
http://pointsandfigures.com/2011/11/03/ … eptocracy/
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … neptocracy
"Ineptocracy" is in the Urban Dictionary, however Longhunter fails to mention that it is a pejorative term coined by the Occupy Wall Street protestors. The clueless and the unimaginative right co-opts another term in order to demonize Obama rather than Wall Street or their minions in the GOP.
The accurate terms are "oligarchy' and "kleptocracy" for what the Tea-partiers and Obama-reactionaris are actually in favor of—however, Longhunter just thinks that he thinks and thus a hub like this is born.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … neptocracy
And it applies so aptly to the OWS movement, Wiz, as they would be the least capable of producing among us as well as the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed demanding to be rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
You continue to label people unfairly, misinform people intentionaly and demonize those who disagree with your dogmatic ideology, Longhunter.
Why don't you "edjucate" yourself with some facts about OWS protestors who were actually surveyed instead of spreading lies about people who just want some economic justice . . .
64.2% of respondents were younger than 34 years of age.
While the sample is relatively young, one in three respondents is older than 35 and one in five respondents is 45 and older.
7.9% of respondents have a high school degree or less. 92.1% of the sample has some college, a college degree, or a graduate degree.
27.4% have some college (but no degree), 35% have a college degree, 8.2% have some graduate school (but no degree), and close to 21.5% have a graduate school degree.
This is a highly educated sample. 26.7% of respondents were enrolled in school and 73.3% were not enrolled in school.
50.4% were employed full-time and an additional 20.4% were employed part-time.
13.1% of the sample are unemployed.
2.6% of respondents were retired, 1.3% disabled, 2.6% homemakers and 9.7% are full-time
Good try, Wiz, but, again, rather than deal with you anymore, I've decided to take a different tact. We'll see what happens.
Have a good day.
Longhunter you could be a journalist. Their mantra is "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story".
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