Friday, June 11, 2010

Bigger Government - Just More Failure

As another symptom of federal government incompetence, it was recently revealed, after a two year cover up by bureaucrats, that Arlington National Cemetery mismanaged the burial of hundreds of Americans. Bodies have been placed in unmarked graves, or the wrong graves and ashes of the deceased, usually members of the military, were simply tossed in a pit. Federal bureaucrats responsible have been "disciplined" rather than FIRED, which is the norm in Washington. The same thing happened when it was determined that highly paid employees, including attorneys at the Security and Exchange Commission, were caught spending all day watching pornography on government computers while on the job.

The oil disaster in the Gulf is just another example of Big Government incompetence. There are so many overlapping agencies dealing with this environmental disaster, that it has caused weeks of delays to react to the disaster. Bobby Jindal, the Government of Louisiana is so frustrated that he has taken matters into his own hands to save his state after getting the run around from the federal government for weeks. Even if Socialist President Obama was competent, which is not the case, his directives would likely takes weeks, if not months to implement, because the bureaucracy simply can't get anything done in a timely manner.

The Department of Education, which used to be part of Health, Education and Human Services, but was made a separate cabinet post years ago as a pay off to the National Education Association teacher union, as another case in point. The federal government spends billions of dollars each year to fund thousands of bureaucrats at the Department of Education; yet test scores in our schools and graduation rates in our high schools have never been worse. The Department of Education is completely redundant and should be eliminated. If the federal government wants to provide funding for education in the states, it can all be done by block grants going directly to the states on a per capita student basis. The Department of Education is a failure and a complete waste of money.

The list goes on and on. Amtrac, the Post Office, Social Security, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Medicare and Medicaid have all been mismanaged and are either already bankrupt, or on the road to bankruptcy. And, this is the same federal government, as managed by Socialists Obama, Reid and Pelosi that wants to manage our health care. Further, Obama's federal government cannot even secure our border and or chooses not to do so. Of course, the Socialist solution to all of these failures is bigger government, higher taxes and more regulation. Clearly, as history is our teacher, government is the problem and rarely the solution. Yet Obama is pushing for even bigger government in spite of the $13 Trillion national debt. This is just plain crazy.

All of these failures are the reasons we must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing Conservatives who support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, a strong national defense including securing our borders and fighting Terrorism, real energy independence and health care reform, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We must elect Conservatives who support the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by our current Socialist, incompetent President, former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. We must take back our country to stop these government failures once and for all by getting the government out of our business and our personal lives. We can do it. We must do it for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

No comments:

Post a Comment