By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Americans Must Believe

Those people who spend their time and energy advocating a litany of proposed actions or services the U.S. Government really needs to consider right now, calls for an expansion of government. There are times when an issue or issues are presented which strikes an emotional public chord. People become emotionally engaged in the particulars and the bigger picture fades from view or is ignored. It often helps at times like these to stand back and examine the issue or problem from different points of view. 

Clever politicians are forever coming up with new schemes to engage the U.S. Government into doing one thing or another; to address some issue of concern, to solve a particular problem, or to fill someones need somewhere. In many of the newer programs that have been enacted in one way or another, there has been absolutely no consideration of the means to pay for some of these programs that have become law. It should be apparent to all U.S. Citizens it is time to propose that we step back and actually inspect and then think about a few of the these problems facing America. For the moment, shall we Put aside the endless lists of things for government to do and focus on the bigger picture.

The encyclopedic collection of broken promises, failed programs, and wasted trillions should be sufficient to invoke the public attention. The programs or services that never quite materialized, the flashy programs that fizzled, the problems government was supposed to solve but only managed into expensive perpetuity, or programs that failed so badly they forced politicians to point to shiny objects at other locations which had been uncovered, while the original problem was quickly covered over with fresh rolls of turf-grass. 

The following should be read and understood by all Americans; Democrats, Republicans, Independents, EVERYONE! The person occupying the Presidency and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, minus a handful, are now declared officially, to be ALL incompetent, negligent Politicians: 

a. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 237 years to get it right and it is broke. 

b. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 77 years to get it right and it is broke.

c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

d. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

e. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 47 years to get it right and they are broke.
f. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.

g. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 35 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

h. The Department of Education was created in 1953 and became a solitary Cabinet Department in 1979. Every year billions are spent to insure Americans have developed basic skill levels in reading, writing, and reasoning. This was done to supposedly insure that as a nation, America would remain competitively dominant on a global basis. At the close of 2011 America ranked below 45th place in countries around the world. You had 59 years to get it right and as test scores continue to fall it has become a national embarrassment and failure.

i. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA a.k.a. Obamacare), which just had to be passed so the U.S. House of Representatives could be able to read all 2,700 plus pages according to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is now in question. It has now been revealed by Senator Jeff Sessions, budget chief of the Senate that: 

Senate Republican staffers have continued to look though the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to see what’s in it, and their latest discovery is a massive $17 trillion funding gap. “The more we learn about the bill, the more we learn it is even more unaffordable than was suspected,” Sessions said, “The bill has to be removed from the books because we don’t have the money,” he said. The hidden shortfall between new spending and new taxes was revealed just after Supreme Court justices grilled the law’s supporters about its compliance with the Constitution’s limits on government activity. If the court dose not strike down the law, it will force taxpayers to find $17 trillion they do not have, to pay for the increased spending shortfall. You had 2 years to figure out it can not be gotten right and it is broke.

The government has FAILED in every "bloated government service" that has been shoved down our throats while spending our tax dollars, with no spending limit in place it makes no difference if any program budget or the entire U.S. budget is balanced or not. There are Services which have a real purpose and were never put into place to be a business and produce a profit (revenue stream), the U.S. Postal Service is an example.


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