Monday, December 21, 2015

Time For A New American Revolution: Burn Down Our Bloated, Failing Central Planning Bureaucracy!

Much of the Federal Government and Federal Reserve "central planning" bureaucracies should be largely burnt to the ground. There are so many failures and it is so expensive that they are threatening our Nation. The "Government" colossus is marching our once-great country to ruin. Anything the US Government touches turns to shit. How can anyone want more of it?? Dismantle it! Devolve power back to the States. Save our nation from financial and social ruin!
  • Socialized medicine as exemplified by the Veterans Administration is delivering sub-par care and killing veterans (higher infection rates due to poor management and unclean conditions) at an astronomic cost. It can't be fixed because Socialism can't be fixed. Privatize it!
  • The chronic failure that is known as AMTRAK delivers sub-par, slow, Soviet-style service. It's slow and shabby. It shows what happens when the government tries to run anything. Privatize it! Amtrak crashes are killing passengers. The VA is killing veterans. How bad does it have to get for people to recognize that Big Government doesn't work?
  • The US Postal service has now become like Amtrak: a chronic financial failure. Privatize it! Japan and the UK just did. The fact that this isn't under consideration right now is another example of the failure of Big Government. "Oversight" is a sad joke.
  • Even our Defense Department is a failure. At $700 billion per year, it hasn't won a war since World War II. The Korean War was a draw, but we've lost all of the others. And we're causing chaos wherever we intervene such as Iraq and Afghanistan. We should have recognized our failure when we deposed Saddam Hussein, but the next administration worked to depose Assad, Gaddafi AND Mubarak, then suddenly abandoned the failed Iraq "experiment" setting up the rise of ISIS. All of these disasters are of the highest magnitude. What a complete and utter disaster!! I'm not writing this out of intellectual interest. Millions of people have died! Next is world war and millions more losing their lives. Didn't Ron Paul warn us about this??
  • Our TSA and Homeland Security is nearly a complete waste of money. The TSA missed 95% of planted fake bombs meant to "test" the screener's effectiveness. Only the Government can fuck up something this bad. Not surprisingly, the TSA has never caught a "terrorist." The whole thing is a joke since we should profile Middle Easterners from primarily Muslim countries and save $billions per year. Instead, we still grope millions of little white-haired ladies and middle-aged men in a ridiculous charade. Turn over airport security to local governments or the airlines. They couldn't do worse than the Feds! Don't get me started on Political correctness either regarding profiling!
  • In the case of the Boston Bombers, our vast bureaucracies failed to identify them and then, after their attack thousands of Homeland security and FBI agents swarmed into Boston with all their expensive vehicles to look for the Boston bombers. But it was local police, local citizens and and ordinary police work that caught the Boston bombers. Who needs the zillions of Federal agents and the vast and expensive bureaucracy? We need the FBI is all. Get rid of Homeland. Repeal the Patriot Act.
  • The NSA has only caught 1 or 2 "terrorists" in it's long existence and at an astronomic cost. Now, we find out, through "mission creep" (due to a failure of oversight and nonexistent budgeting) that it's monitoring your emails, tweets, any internet activities and your phone calls -- all against the Constitution. And it keeps growing and growing and hacking into foreign governments, spying on foreign leaders, reading their emails. We are not even allowed to know all the shit that they are doing! But you can rest assured that none of it is good. Burn it down! Repeal the Patriot Act.
  • You have the Federal Reserve, our Central Bankers, are just massive central planners now. They have two mandates: to control inflation and maintain a sound banking system. Now it is clear that they have created 2 devastating financial crises in the past 15 years and a 3rd one is starting as I write this. Their bizarre monetary "experiments" of ZIRP, currency debasement and "money printing" are bringing ruin to this nation. This is about as far away from sound money as could be. For 7 years they have punished every saver in this country with zero interest rates to prop-up unworthy banks. Things have gotten so perverse that, rather than controlling inflation, they're trying to create it! And failing at that too (except soaring rent, health insurance and food!) They've managed to reignite a new and bigger housing bubble too. They just raised interest rates for the 1st time in 9 years as the economy is sliding into recession. The Fed Reserve has failed to predict every recession in recent history. What good are they? They only cause trouble! Burn it down! Ban "money printing" or eliminate the Federal Reserve entirely.
  • The "Government," including the Federal Reserve, caused the crisis of 2008/2009 and we are still suffering from it. At least six administrations boosted a housing bubble through favorable tax incentives, low rates and shoddy supervision. The FHA, Freddie Mac, the Federal Reserve and Fannie Mae all helped create the great housing crisis and resulting bust. They're still at it! They are creating a new bubble in housing and everything else! Ruination is in our future thank to "government."
  • The SEC is a complete failure. It's allowing high frequency traders, who collect a small amount on zillions of trades, are front-running investors. How else can they consistently make $billions?? The SEC failed to do their job in 2004 to 2007 as banks were throwing themselves headlong in mortgage-backed securities with questionable and fraudulent origins. Regulators failed to regulate and failed to do so at an astronomic cost! Burn it down! Even Mark Cuban, wrongly persecuted by the SEC and ultimately vindicated, says "Burn it down!"
  • Defenders of big government cite the "success" of Medicare and Social Security. But, the Democrats refuse to acknowledge that Social Security and Medicare are in the late stages of a demographic crisis where the number of workers compared to beneficiaries is rapidly dropping toward 2 to 1 (from 16 to 1 at conception).
  • Even as SS and Medicare is a long-run demographic disaster in the making, Obama had to enact ANOTHER entitlement that is already failing. ObamaCare, sold by promises that are all proven wrong and false, will add to the deficit forever. It's caused a huge cost burden for the average American and has dramatically hurt 98% percent of the country while helping only 2%. All along, since inception, the administration has been giving misleading enrollment data. Now, more than 50% of the Federal Co-ops have already failed and health insurance companies, reduced to being a "utility" for the inept Fed bureaucracy, are losing money. It won't be long before they ask for a bail out. Even the website development for O'care was a joke that only "Government" and government grade ineptitude can "accomplish."
  • It's not just health insurance costs that the government is inflating. Government guaranteed student loan debt is fueling a huge and unsustainable increase in college tuition costs and student debt. That bubble has reached $1.25 Trillion, enslaving an entire generation with debt. The whole thing is blowing up as delinquencies have reached 17% and rising. Proving that government never fixes anything, they are still enabling more and more of this debt -- and bailing out delinquents at the same time! You'll soon read articles that much of that money was spent on everything BUT college costs.
  • "Your" government can't even remotely manage immigration! They can't do anything right! When I get an annual visa for Thailand, I have to report to an immigration office every 3 months to declare my address and phone number. If I don't, the police come looking for me. And, if I overstay my visa, I get a big fat "OVERSTAY" stamp on my passport and have to pay a big fine!. Thailand manages immigration FAR better than the incompetent, insane and screwed-up US Federal Govt. And"your" government doesn't even want to monitor our porous southern border, The pathetic Obama administration is intentionally releasing nearly anyone and everyone and 99% of the released persons know they don't have to show up for immigration hearings! Screwed-up is not a strong enough phrase. And if the border States step-in to fill the gap, the Feds come down on the States with lawsuits.  It's time for States to challenge the Federal Government and kick 'em out! And if they come back with weapons, fight them with weapons. That's WHY we have a 2nd amendment. We will one day have to fight our own government.  It's time for a new American Revolution, except this time our enemy is the US government.
  • The "weaponized" EPA is now even harassing local homeowners for small ponds that they are building on their own land! Talk about mission creep! Jesus! They are out of control. Now, through a ridiculous abuse of the Clean Air Act, they are marching headlong to regulate every business in the country (and then every house?) to "control" carbon emissions. And they'll need carbon police too! All this due to Democratic Party worshiping the false idol of climate change. Get rid of the carbon regulation mandate (mission creep). Downsize it. Devolve power to the States and Localities! Get back to a true Federal system that we had for 2/3rds of our history!
Will we ever learn?? We need a right wing dictator to dismantle much of the failed government apparatus. Then we need to ban public unions from all levels of government to keep costs down.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I was reading through a lot of your posts last night. Great stuff.