That's my point
Posted by aogFriday, 17 May 2013 at 12:14 TrackBack Ping URL

According to David Axelrod [via] these recent scandals are because the government is simply too big for President Obama to keep track of. What’s typical of these Tranzi regulators is they think the solution to that is to make the government bigger. Of course, the term “think” is probably generous as “make the government bigger” is more a spinal reflex kind of activity.

In a related vein, we have a pundit lamenting the impotency of our current government but as someone else points out the government seems to be able to do things when it wants. That is, when the rewards are political power and money for the apparatchiks and politicians. If it’s a better life for the citizens, well, not so much. This is also correlated with the size of the government and how that size makes it sclerotic, thereby motivating it members to give up on good government and work only good PR and personal enrichment.

Yet the regulators look as this and say “more of that will make things better for the citizens!”. Why such people are not mocked openly and ignored, I cannot understand.

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erp Friday, 17 May 2013 at 13:41

Just a guess: maybe it’s because people get stuff, EBT cards, subsidized housing, Obama phones at the low end … and really good stuff at the high end — tax money to fund their businesses, tax breaks … and those of us in the middle get it in the neck.

If we complain or organize, we also get an IRS audit. I guess that’s what they call redistribution of assets.

Annoying Old Guy Friday, 17 May 2013 at 14:21

That is in essence the way the Roman Empire collapsed, the hollowing out of the middle classes (yeomanry) leaving only the very rich and the poor.

daddy Friday, 31 May 2013 at 03:13

AOG,

I can’t get my e-mail to contact you. Apparently aog-at-thought-mesh.net won’t work for me.

But if you respond top the e-mail addy I used to post this I should get it.

Sorry I’m not more computer literate. daddy

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