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Old 06-17-2013, 10:14 PM  
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A nice summation of ObamaRound2

Big Government is Stupid Government

Obama Cabinet Meeting
By Alan Caruba

Nothing enhances a president’s reputation than to be seen in the company of other world leaders and Obama will have an abundance of photo-ops as he meets in Ireland with the G8 to address the many woes of the world. Too bad they think he is a dunce.

Given the unrelenting headlines about the Obama administration, it is worth worrying that Big Government is Stupid Government. It is inherently a danger to freedom. Just ask anyone who ever lived under communism.

While there are many fine people in government, those at the top of the current roster seem to be a collection of the most incompetent, inept, naïve, ignorant, and uninformed morons to have ever gathered around that big table where the cabinet meets. If, in fact, they really do get together except for the occasional photo-op.


The last Secretary of State and President-in-Waiting, Hillary Clinton, flew a million miles in the job, but no one can point to anything she actually accomplished and she, apparently, had no idea what was going on at State. The present Secretary, John Kerry, is convinced that global warming is the greatest threat to, well, everything and is still trying to get the Palestinians to agree to peace terms with Israel; something they have refused to do since it opened doors for business in 1948.

Eric Holder, the Attorney General, cannot seem to remember anything. Usually you expect a lawyer to keep a few facts in mind such as the contents of the U.S. Constitution, but Holder is an exception or, like Obama, he read it and didn’t like it.

Other than Valerie Jarrett, only the White House reporters seem to know the names of his closest advisors. Tim Carney, the spokesman for Obama, has carved out a place in history as the biggest, lying weasel to ever hold that job. Oh how I miss the beautiful and intelligent Dana Parino, Bush43’s spokesperson. Happily I get to see her on “The Five”, a Fox News daily gab fest.

After Rahm Emanuel left the job as Obama’s chief of staff to become the Mayor of Chicago, the city has turned into a killing ground the equal of downtown Baghdad.

Obama is utterly devoted to Big Government and, thanks to Obamacare, the IRS is trying to hire the equivalent of an armed forces division to administer it. The popularity of Obamacare, plus the scandals, currently is plunging to depths that even the pollsters are beginning to measure in single digits. The President’s numbers are reaching new lows as well.

A notable aspect of Big Government is the increasing size of various pieces of legislation such as the so-called immigration reform and the Common Core education bills. Beginning life as No Child Left Behind under Bush43, this latter bill is not likely to be reauthorized. Any piece of legislation that exceeds a thousand or more pages in a one-size-fits-all is doomed to failure.

At this writing, the House is getting ready to vote for a trillion-dollar food stamp and farm bill about which few Americans are even aware. It’s a huge giveaway for a nation that is essentially broke. As Congress gets close to its summer break, all manner of comparable mischief will occur. Recall that Obamacare was passed on Christmas Eve 2009!

For the same reason, the ever-expanding surveillance of everyone’s electronic communications comes with the built-in limitation that the more signals intelligence it gathers, the less likely it will produce any results, except after the next attack. The NSA employs tens of thousands of analysts to deal with all the “signent” is acquires and, other than that which focuses on places like Yemen, the rest is not likely to yield much of value.

A government big enough to access every phone call and email from 310 million Americans is also failed to take serious action when the Russians
warned that two jihadists were living in Boston.

The other aspect of Big Government is the way the Obama administration has enlarged the numbers of Americans receiving food stamps, disability payments, and other “free” stuff that is not free, but dependent on those who still have a job. Social Security and Medicare are barely solvent and Medicaid is bankrupting the states that must contribute to it.

According to the American Enterprise Institute, “The number of federal employees has risen under President Obama. There were 2,790,000 federal workers in January 2009 when the president took office, and now there are 2,804,000 workers. The fact is that there is no month during President Obama’s term when the federal workforce was smaller than it was in the first month of Mr. Obama’s presidency. The president took over in January 2009. Every month after January 2009 has seen more federal workers than were employed in January 2009.

It would be wrong to suggest that federal workers are not productive, but the sheer size of this workforce suggests that Big Government takes a lot of people out of the private sector and provides them with employment that comes with a multitude of perks that adds to the federal debt for which everyone must be taxed.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have,” is attributed to Thomas Jefferson, as is “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” This was true in the 1700s and is true today.

With considerable foresight, the Founders wanted a central government that was intended to remain limited in size, scope, and power. The Department of Homeland Security—the hasty reaction to 9/11—has metastasized into an Orwellian giant that should, at the earliest moment possible, be disassembled into its component parts.

The nation would no doubt benefit from putting an end to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, the government mortgage companies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and comparable entities that are mostly the result of government’s vast expansion in the latter half of the last century and this new one.

Term limits is another idea worth considering. I sometimes think that the longer a Senator or Representative stays in Congress, the more senile, incompetent, and indifferent they become to the voters.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/...overnment.html
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #16
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Is that what happened to you?
Nice comeback. "I'm rubber, you're glue...." Reverting back to grade school, is another sign. Maybe you and HCF can get a room together at the asssylum. Congrats.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #17
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That was filled with insight as most of your little rants are. Since you have so little to add and since school is out and you have nothing to do, why not go volunteer somewhere and contribute for the first time in your life.

Your boat is sinking and you still think the Captain can get you to shore.
60+ hours a week, sir--with a bit more flexibility is all. Summer School and Driver Instruction...similar to most of my colleagues--second and third jobs, you know. Another myth, shattered.

And, BTW, either your selective attention to my posting deceives you, or your comprehension really sucks.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #18
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Nice comeback. "I'm rubber, you're glue...." Reverting back to grade school, is another sign. Congrats.

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If anyone had ever laughed at anything you've posted I might value your opinion on humor.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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If anyone had ever laughed at anything you've posted I might value your opinion on humor.
You mean any other RWNJ lunatic fringe douchebag wannabe? You know, the ones who predicted a Romney victory/landslide....heh.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #20
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You mean any other RWNJ lunatic fringe douchebag wannabe? You know, the ones who predicted a Romney victory/landslide....heh.

No, I mean anyone.

heh

heh . .

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Kotters having a period. Probably a hard day watching kids drive. After a hard day of sitting on your ass in an AC car all day it would be hard to not be all pissed off at the world.


Plus kids are probably from RWNJ homes. Pickup driving moms and dads. Young rednecks.
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Kotters having a period. Probably a hard day watching kids drive. After a hard day of sitting on your ass in an AC car all day it would be hard to not be all pissed off at the world.

Plus kids are probably from RWNJ homes. Pickup driving moms and dads. Young rednecks.


Not quite. On my lunch break, catching up on some paperwork. For a job I love. Livin' in the only real city in the state....not nearly as many of your ilk here as elsewhere. Although the rest of the state tries to screw us every which way they can, we are generally able to keep a good sense of humor about it--and laugh at their silly-assed country bumpkin culture. Thanks for askin' though. Heh.
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