This Week in Government Failure while we watched the Egyptian Revolution
Posted February 13, 2011on:
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Yes indeed while Egypt was revolting against its tyrant we in the United States were still suffering under our form of tyranny: bloated federal government (and don’t think I have forgotten the state, county and city bloat either which is bad if North Carolina, Guilford County and Greensboro are in any way the standard).
I didn’t report on these things and won’t do more here than bring them to your attention because I am tired. No other excuse than that I am getting so damned tired of the liars and cheaters and fools running our governments. Why do we Americans fall for the pap these people pour over us and vote for them—most of them over and over again regardless of what they do to us?? BB
Posted by Tad DeHaven
Over at Downsizing Government, we focused on the following issues this week:
- Another example of cost overruns and mismanagement in government. This time it’s the National Archives.
- President Obama will release his budget blueprint for fiscal 2012 next week. If an op-ed penned by his budget director is any indication, the administration intends to continue fiddling while the government’s finances burn.
- End, don’t mend, the dozens of wasteful federal job training programs.
- With House Republicans and the White House proposing tiny cuts, get ready for a barrage of slasher stories in the press. Readers are invited to submit the best (worst?) “slasher story” they come across.
- Vice President Joe Biden’s recent pitch for high-speed rail brings to mind the classic Simpsons episode in which a con-man convinces the town’s residents to waste money on an exciting-sounding high-speed train that turns out to be a boondoggle. Watch the clip and judge for yourself.