Skip to comments.We’re Governed by Morons
Posted on 05/13/2021 3:26:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
Everyone knows someone who is horrible with money; some friend or acquaintance who is always up to their neck in credit card debt no matter how much money they earn. You probably try to avoid seeing this person as much as possible because it’s always the same old story when you do. Sadly, rather than remove these people from our lives, we’ve elected them to Congress and they keep sticking us with the check.
This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats, they’re both horrible when it comes to spending. The only differences between the two parties on spending is Republicans pretend to be responsible when they’re not in power, Democrats don’t even bother anymore. That makes Republicans slightly less horrible on spending, which is a little like ranking history’s greatest monsters based on the method of destruction.
But make no mistake, the destruction is coming.
Remember the $100 trillion bill from Zimbabwe? We all laughed when their corrupt government printed denominations that large to keep up with inflation and deficit spending. (I own a couple somewhere, you can still buy them on eBay.) As funny as we found it, people were seriously hurt by it. Thanks to our elected officials and their profligate spending under the guise of “emergency” during the pandemic, we’re a lot closer to a $100 trillion bill of our own.
Why bring this up? It’s not like government setting huge piles of our money on fire is something new, and COVID has only given politicians more cover than public indifference did to waste money. But you’d think a pandemic we’re constantly being told is an emergency requiring prioritizing important things would lead to a break in the traditional waste in government, but you’d be wrong. It’s only served as cover for more of the same.
When it comes to earmarks, both parties are horrible. They’re now trying to call this pork “Congressionally Directed Spending” rather than earmarks, thinking it somehow sounds better. It kind of does, as long as you don’t think about it. The real problem isn’t whether Congress directs where the money is spent or some faceless bureaucrat does, it’s the spending in the first place.
Here are some examples of what Members of Congress think are important enough to spend our great-grandchildren’s money on (let’s be honest, our money, our kid’s money, and our grandkid’s money is already long gone at this point).
Representative Kathy Castor (D-Florida) earmarked $7.7 million for a street car project in Tampa, because it’s 1900 again, or something.
Representative Don Young (R-Alaska) earmarked $18.6 million for a fire station in Kodiak, Alaska, which we have to assume will be made out of 24-karat gold.
Forbes reports Congress is spending “$40 million for museums including a $3.75 million request by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) to upgrade the Waukegan Carnegie Museum through the local park district. In fact, there were 29 earmarks with the word “museum” in the description and requests included a new $6.4 million Gandhi museum (Rep. Al Green D-TX); $2.2 million for the new Bahamian Museum of Art & Culture in Coconut Grove (Rep. Frederica Wilson D-FL); and $792,000 to repair the New England Motorcycle Museum (Rep. Joe Courtney D-CT).”
That’s just a tiny slice of the pie, our pie, they’re divvying up to bolster their reelection prospects. Sound responsible to you?
Of course, our government has never been responsible. Nothing illustrates this like the Pentagon and the saga of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. I’ve written about it before because it’s likely the biggest boondoggle in history. As The Hill describes it, “A projected cost over $1.7 trillion. A fighter jet that exhibits everything from structural cracks to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Twenty years in development — and it still can’t shoot straight and is rarely ready to fly when it is needed.” Of course it’s still being funded, so why not a street car system?
The F-35 reminds me of the movie “The Pentagon Wars” about the development of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. It’s hilarious and sad at the same time. Billions in cost overruns, failure after failure, but a determination to continue because why not? When it’s not your money, and there are no limits or accountability, what’s to stop you?
That’s what Congress is now – children with a black Amex card and absentee, alcoholic parents who mistake being their kid’s friend for parenting. But we’re the enablers. We elect and reelected these morons, did we really think they’d get better? The only question remaining now is who do we put on our $100 trillion bill?
A kakistocracy is a system of government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens.
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people.
You are right - WE ARE THE ENABLERS. These pet projects are one of the reasons they hold onto their power fistfully.
Have a great day!
Joe Biden: “I Think I’m Either Low IQ or Slow — I Don’t Know
Summit News ^ | June 12,2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
Democratic frontrunner tries to own Trump insults by repeating them.
Joe Biden tried to own President Trump’s insults against him by repeating them back to a crowd when he remarked, “I think I’m either low IQ or slow — I don’t know”.
The result was somewhat embarrassing.
“I think I’m either low IQ or slow—I don’t know what I am. Slow Joe Biden? Give me a break,” Biden said. “This is like out of Alice in Wonderland.”
Members of the audience appeared bored, with one looking at his phone and another staring at the floor.
“The first rule of politics is to not reinforce your opponent’s attacks by repeating them,” commented Kyle Olsen. “Despite being in elective politics for the last 50 years, Joe Biden apparently didn’t get that memo.”
Although many refer to Biden as “Creepy Uncle Joe,” Trump seems to prefer “Sleepy Joe,” which is probably a consequence of his “low energy” jibe against Jeb Bush working so well during the last campaign.
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A candidate who campaigns on prudence and fiscal responsibility is always going to lose to the one who promises the voters that they can get everything they want without paying for it.
There are two primary forces dictating the decisions we get from our most of our elected officials:
1. What the owner (of that particular politician) demand or else:
2A. The blackmail goods come out and you’re destroyed for life politically and personally, and/or
2B. Your funding stream for support or re-election is instantly gone.
The morons aren’t running anything.
They’re there to provide cover for the people who are.
“A kakistocracy is a system of government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens.”
Both parties have been playing us. Good guy bad guy. They are both bound together because of their criminality. We know both are corrupt and are in it for the same reasons. The swamp needs to be drained and they need to be held responsible. No slap on the wrist, no plea bargaining
They are not only morons, they are enemies of the Republic.
The Capitol is behind barbed wire and razor wire.
WAKE UP AMERICA !
Vote them out or physically throw them out!
We are governed by the representatives we morons elect. As long as we stupidly limit our options to Uniparty Team A or Uniparty Team B we get what we deserve.
I hate to break it to you, but the republic is dead.
The people hiding behind the morons haven’t been elected to anything by anybody.
It surprises me that people think what is happening to us is some byproduct of morons or bad government. This is deliberate. This is what it takes for a communist revelation.
Where's he been for the last few decades?
Not morons. Evil. They are getting the results they want and intended.
$18.6 million for a fire station in Kodiak, Alaska, which we have to assume will be made out of 24-karat gold.
seems to be the going rate for first class digs...tho why that is needed I don’t know.
WE don’t keep voting for these morons, but our dolt compatriots do. And none of them think about it at all...just show up and mindlessly press the “More like this” button.
As a nation we are stupid, racing to a bottom that never comes.
As individuals we are incensed.
A. Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, and destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:
Get the peoples minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and other trivialities.
Destroy the people’s faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy.
Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit and produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders, and foster lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.
By Specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view towards confiscating them and leaving the populace helpless.
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