Thursday, January 26, 2006

Government by Ineptitude

From here:
The complete inability to control earmarking [by Congress] is symptomatic of a larger problem: an inability to make the hard choices necessary to fix our country’s finances. If a doctor was incapable of treating a broken bone, would you trust that doctor to save you from a heart attack?

If Congress doesn’t have the courage to eliminate a bridge to nowhere that affects all of 50 people on an island in Alaska, how can it be expected to reform entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security that directly impact the lives of tens of millions of people?
For as much as I'd like to pin this all on rent seeking idiots, stories like this (where Congress is mandating the implementation of a technology, whose details they are leaving to a third party) prove that idiotic lawmakers have little interest in the public good.

(I'd like to pass along as well that it sure would be nice to have a REAL opposition party in the U.S. instead of the bunch of lunatics that are passing themselves off as Democrats. Don't get me wrong, they're a force to be reckoned with, as elections around the world prove: the rabble can be roused to vote for just about any kind of idiot; but it sure would be nice if they concentrated on the good of the country rather than....well I don't know what they're doing....don't know if they do either.)

1 comment:

David Amulet said...

I think you've hit on an important point--it's not a one-party-or-the-other problem that has us in debt, it's the seemingly unavoidable spending tendencies of Congress. It used to be that the Rpeublicans, at least, pretended to be dedicated to fiscal responsibility and living within our national means. That time has long passed.

I would love to see a successful movement to curb the legislative branch's spending, be it by Reps or Dems. The Libertarians are the closest to what I have in mind (on this front, at least), but I sure don't see any success there anytime soon!

Nice blog, keep up the good stuff.

-- david