Friday, December 24, 2010

There are still too many Drones in the Beehive

 Politicians are asking for money and threatening to withhold services and close the government if they don’t get it. “We the People” cannot call their bluff, so why all the theatrics? They are dividing the loot and bickering between each other, that’s why, looking to taxpayers to take sides. Can “We the People” withhold the funding of the government, just for a day or so each week? Our government is like a drunkard threatening to kill himself, if he doesn’t get another drink, nothing would happen. There is so much money out there that nobody would notice it, maybe just less would be stolen. Continuing not to worry about misappropriation is impeding with the well being of our Republic. Some of the commentators in the popular media suggested that maybe a problem. Obscene amounts of money are being collected and no senator or a representative could be accountable individually, but the managers that actually sign the checks could be easily identified. It seems that the money is being given out with no strings attached and no expectations. Every so often somebody brings it up, like the bridge to nowhere to embers somebody. The problem is much larger than that. Things that are here for long time need to be looked at. A ledger going back at least fifty years could be balanced like a personal check book. Somebody signed for and approved every penny awarded to organizations and programs that were a part of the appropriation, those signatories need to account for that money. We need to know who initiated the programs and how long ago, on whose request, from farm subsidies to education and research grants? Every manager that received money from an appropriation bill need to justify and show results or pay it back. Doesn’t matter how long ago it happened. If only our lawmakers would suddenly get remorseful and confess to all the free lunches they had with the lobbyist or maybe somebody could make a transcript of all the promise that the politicians make, and have them sign it just before the inauguration. Why not make that Contract with America legally banding.
Somebody needs to have an idea of how could be possible to hold the politicians accountable after the election, or maybe we should just pay our taxes and be thankful that we can. Once the bully gets you, he will not let you go until you gave up your lunch money. Once the politician is in the office there is hardly a way to get him out even if he isn’t living up to the promises made to the people. Our foundation and the pillars are gone the roof is being propped up by speculators, it will collapse  as soon it is no longer profitable to prop it up, regardless of who and what is under it. What happened to the “Pillars of Community” did our business leaders turned into speculator? We are working with our enemies because our politicians regulated us out of business. We are talking about taxing the air we breathe. People please, wake up!        

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