When is enough enough?

Insanity, Thy Name Is Government

By L. J. Martin

Our government is going to raise the debt limit.  I guess 14.3 trillion is not enough?  I guess saddling our children and grandchildren with a debt that might never be able to be repaid is not enough.  I guess looking like drunken idiots to the rest of the world is not a problem for our congress, our (so-called) administration?

Where has “free enterprise” gone?  Where has “responsibility” gone?  Where has “sanity” gone.  A sane, responsible, government who reveres and respects what made this country great—free enterprise—is gone, along with those qualities.

How much is enough.  How many times can you, the taxpayer, be reamed by the public sector before you rise up on your hind legs and say enough is enough, say get the hell out of Dodge if you can’t add better than a fifth grader, if you don’t realize what waste is?

And our current Congress crows over cutting a lousy 60 billion out of the budget, and is too chicken hearted to cut ONE government job along with it.  As I’ve said before, if my budget was $2,000.00 a month, and I cut like Congress did, I’d cut $.04 from my spending.  You couldn’t buy a piece of gum with what I’d cut.  Where’s some fiscal courage.  It sure as hell doesn’t reside in our government, in our congress, in our administration.  Anyone with an ounce of chicken guts could cut a half-trillion out of the 1.5 trillion in over spending in a heartbeat, and this government study proves the fact, a fact I’ve harped on over and over.

From a recent report from the Government Accountability Office:  82 programs across 10 separate government agencies endeavor to improve teacher quality.  47 job training programs are offered by federal agencies, 44 of which overlap.  And on and on and on.

Is it any surprise we’re broke, bankrupt, with the unfettered growth of government over the last 40 years, with growth for growth’s sake, not for necessity or need, unless you consider the need of government employees to have a repetitive and redundant job that hundreds or thousands of others are doing equally badly.  With the government sector not only growing geometrically in size, but with government sector wages increasing 38% while private sector increased only 10% over the last ten years.  Do we really need government agencies with more employees than either of the private sector’s largest employers: WalMart and McDonalds.  Trust me, those two companies don’t have two employees doing the same job for any single customer at the same time.  The profit motive is and always has been and always will be the best arbiter of thrift and efficiency.  And government not only doesn’t have a profit motive, they seem to have a desire to cost the American taxpayer as much as possible before his back is broken and his country is just under Haiti as being third world

“This report confirms what most Americans assume about their government. We are spending trillions of dollars every year and nobody knows what we are doing. The executive branch doesn’t know. The congressional branch doesn’t know. Nobody knows,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in a statement Tuesday morning. “This report also shows we could save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year without cutting services.”

L. J. Martin is the author of 20 published novels and 7 non-fiction works, as well as dozens of articles.  He writes a conservative political blog: http://fromthepeapatch.com. He’s married to NYT best-selling romantic suspense author Kat Martin, who’s internationally published in more than a dozen languages and more than two dozen countries.  For more about the Martin’s see www.ljmartin.com, www.katbooks.com, www.wolfpackranch.com, or search youtube, facebook, and other social sites.  The Martin’s books can be found at your local bookstore or at:





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