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States want $1 trillion to ‘keep afloat’ – Andy Barr –

January 3, 2009

Unbelievable! That’s the only (polite) word I can use to describe the anger reading this story aroused in me. Each of these governors and their respective state legislatures are more than capable of either raising taxes or cutting services in their own state. Why then, do they find it necessary to grovel before the federal trough?

These “representatives of the people” (and I’m damned sure using that term loosely!) are demanding that people from some other state pay for their inability to perform the jobs they were hired by their own constituents to do.

Like so many Washington potentates, state, county and city politicians promise everything necessary to win election and establish their own little power base. As they deliver on some of their promises of free goodies for their constituents, they know the bill won’t come due until after they leave office. Many of them even tell us that they voted in favor of this or that program “for the children.” In so doing, they make the sheeple feel good about screwing over their posterity, without ever realizing what’s actually being done.

Politicians have perfected a little trick called the Kansas City Shuffle described by Bruce Willis in the movie Lucky Number Slevin.

It’s easier to pass off tough issues to the next guy. This time the payment has come due sooner than expected and the politicians panicked. They’ve gone to Washington to beg for bailout dollars. What does Washington care about the constitutionality of these massive transfers of wealth from poor and middle class families when they can always claim that they had to do it “for the children.”

I’d like to think that most of us see this for what it really is. Unfortunately, the sheeple continue to elect the same liars and thieves to political office. And thus government (all levels) sponsored Ponzi schemes continue to deluge the unsuspecting citizenry of what was once a free country.

Until next time,

One Comment leave one →
  1. Terri Kurowski permalink
    January 8, 2009 1:00 am

    Were I a state governor or legislator, the very first thing I’d do is tell the feds to shove it re: unfunded mandates, and a few “funded” ones as well since that funding is nothing more than more money stolen from the sheeple. Without apologies.

    Instead, they line up at the fed teat. What a bunch of losers.

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